Cookie Lyon is undeniably one of the most talented and loved personalities on television today. Her feisty and funny attitude, coupled with her glamorous fashion sense has made us love her more and more everyday!
But who’s the woman behind the mask of this popular and well loved character? As you all know, it’s Taraji P Henson, a Washington DC born actress who has influenced and inspired millions of fans worldwide!
Henson won her first Critics Choice Award as Cookie on the FOX hit show, and now, the hilarious and amusing character has been named the most influential fictional character in 2015 by Time Magazine.
With her high-drama scheming and higher-drama wardrobe, the Lyon family matriarch (played by Taraji P. Henson) was the biggest draw on TV’s most popular new show, Empire, luring more than 13 million viewers a week.
In addition to spawning countless memes and catchphrases, she also helped inspire a clothing line at Saks Fifth Avenue. As Cookie herself said, “That’s my name. Take a bite.” TIME described her character.
Taraji, who plays the role of the ex-wife of Luscious Lyon, as well the mother of his three sons, is undoubtedly deserving of this award. We can’t wait to see more of her vibrant and funny facade on the forthcoming seasons of her hit series, Empire!