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Cookie Lyon’s Closet Is Just as Fierce as Her One-Liners: Check Out Her 6 Best Outfits and Zingers

Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon in Empire
Check out Cookie Lyons' fiercest fashion and quotes from the first season of Empire.


We can all agree that Empire wouldn’t be same without the vivacious Cookie Lyon, played by Taraji P. Henson, whose out-there fashions run the gamut from floor-length furs to sexy body con dresses. Cookie first made quite the impression with both her zingy one-liners and her edgy street-meets-boardroom ensembles.

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But over the course of the FOX hit series’ 11-episode season, her style became more tailored (and less fur-happy) as she dominated the Empire kingdom. In honor of the two-hour finale, which airs Wednesday, March 18, have a look at Cookie’s unforgettable style moments and her fiercest quips throughout the season. 

Taraji P. Henson - Empire (streets/sidewalks)

“The streets ain’t made for everyone, that’s why they made sidewalks.” – From Episode 2 “The Outspoken King” 

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Taraji P. Henson - Empire (ray rice)

“You gonna Ray Rice me? I’ve faced bigger in prison — with more talent, bitch.” – From Episode 2  “The Outspoken King”

Taraji P. Henson - Empire (take a bite)

“Yeah, that’s my name. Take a bite.” – From Episode 9 “Unto the Breach” 

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Taraji P. Henson - Empire (no scene today)

“Better be glad I don’t feel like no scene today, ’cause I’d shut it down.” – From Episode 3 “The Devil Quotes Scripture”

Taraji P. Henson - Empire (yoko)

“So Yoko Ono want to play on the song too? Well, what can you do, Yoko? Can you play the tambourine?” – From Episode 8 “The Lyon’s Roar” 

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Taraji P. Henson - Empire (halle berry)

“Well then get rid of fake ass Halle Berry.” – From Episode 8 “The Lyon’s Roar” 

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