Taraji P Henson Time Magazine names "Cookie Lyon" most influential fictional character in 2015

Has Cookie Lyon influenced you as a fan? The entertaining character has been named the most influential fictional character in 2015 by Time Magazine.

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Everybody loves Cookie on 'Empire', and it's no secret that one way or the other, the hilarious character played by Taraji P Henson has influenced millions of her fans worldwide.

The entertaining 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 wrote about character.

Taraji is excited and grateful for her 'Best Actress in a Drama Series' win play

Taraji is excited and grateful for her 'Best Actress in a Drama Series' win

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Taraji plays Cookie Lyon, the outspoken ex-wife and mother of Lucious Lyon's (Terrence Howard) three sons,  who served a 17-year stretch in prison for drug dealing.

 

Taraji won her 1st 'Critics Choice Awards' as Cookie on the Fox hit show.

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