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Block your date with Cookie Lyon this Women's Day!

Women’s Day is the celebration of female equality and achievement in social, economic, cultural spheres and what mirrors our society better than television! On this International Women’s Day, FX is commemorating television’s edgiest female character ‘Cookie Lyon’ in the hit musical series Empire who represents a feminist politics of insolence that has no time for prim notions of femininity as demure, quiet and self-effacing. The character, impeccably essayed by Golden Globe Winner Taraji P Henson, signifies the woman of today whois strong, confrontational, uncompromising and very much visible.

Empire follows the family of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), a former drug dealer now turned hip hop mogul and CEO of Empire Entertainment, who learns he has ALS. His life begins to cave in around him after his past sins come back to haunt him following his diagnosis. Lucious, looking to groom one of his three sons Andre (Trai Byers), Jamal (Jussie Smollett), and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) to take over the family business, pits them against each other. Meanwhile, Cookie Lyon(Taraji P. Henson),Lucious' ex-wife Cookie Lyon and the mother of his three sons is released from prison after serving a 17-year sentence.

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