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‘Empire’ Taps Vivica A. Fox to Portray Cookie Lyon’s Sister

‘Empire’ Taps Vivica A. Fox to Portray Cookie Lyon’s Sister


Empire is making way for another larger-than-life personality, with the addition of Vivica A. Fox to the cast.

The actress will play Lyon matriarch Cookie’s oldest sister and, according to Entertainment Weekly, the reason why she’s looking for her little sis is unknown.

If you’re a fan of the series you know that we’ve already been introduced to Cookie’s older sister Carol, played by the talented Tasha Smith, and we can’t help but think that another sister could equal more trouble for the family. With Kelly Rowland being previously announced to appear as Cookie’s mother in a flashback, it seems that we’ll be getting a more personal look at Cookie’s family and how they helped shape her into the fierce lioness we all know.

“Cookie’s other family members are troublesome to say the least,” executive producer Ilene Chaiken told EW, which could refer to Vivica’s character, as well as any other of Cookie’s family members that we may meet throughout the season.

The show’s second season has plenty of impressive guest stars lined up including Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Adam Rodriguez, Ne-Yo, Kelly Rowland, Becky G and Ludacris.

Check out all of FanBolt’s Empire coverage here.

The drama of Empire returns to Fox Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 9/8c.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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