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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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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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Series cast summary:
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 Lucious Lyon (52 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Hakeem Lyon (52 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Jamal Lyon (52 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Andre Lyon (52 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Anika Calhoun (52 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Cookie Lyon (52 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Porsha (49 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Becky (48 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Tiana Brown (46 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Rhonda Lyon (36 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Chicken (33 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Freda Gatz / ... (30 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Thirsty Rawlings (28 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Employee / ... (25 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Shyne Johnson / ... (23 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Tariq (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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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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Their reign. Their rules. (Season 3) See more »

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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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god awful
3 May 2017 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I really can't understand the popularity of this show: African American stereotypes in every possible way, combined with a really unbelievable story line, and a cast of awful actors playing awful characters. I remember a show called Wiseguy, season two "dead dog records story line", well that was more believable. I'm sorry but I think it's wasted time. I admit that some of the songs aren't bad, but that's not enough.


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