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A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.
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The Many Faces of Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson reigns as Cookie Lyon in "Empire." Check out other roles she's played on TV and in the movies.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 25 wins & 92 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Lucious Lyon 66 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Hakeem Lyon 66 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Jamal Lyon 66 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Andre Lyon 66 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Anika Calhoun 66 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Cookie Lyon 66 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Porsha 63 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Becky 62 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Tiana Brown 60 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Thirsty Rawlings 42 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Chicken 39 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Rhonda Lyon 37 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Shyne Johnson 37 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Freda Gatz / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2017
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Lucious, the founder and CEO of a successful record label has been diagnosed with ALS. He must choose one of his three sons to take over the company when he dies. Meanwhile, his ex wife and co-founder, Cookie, has been released from prison and wants to reclaim her rightful place in the company. Written by Jennifer Holmes

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Drama | Music

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7 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson both starred in the movie Hustle & Flow (2005), which is also about hip-hop. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Taraji P. Henson/Mumford & Sons (2015) See more »

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Typical FOX series, time wasted.
19 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Don't expect to learn any from the music world, this is only a stupid collection of unreal stereotypes.

Same about families. Real life are very different.

Awful, predictable, uninteresting...

Really annoying.


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