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Taraji P. Henson Cast as Female Lead on Empire

Taraji P. Henson Nabs Female Lead in Fox's Lee Daniels Hip-Hop Drama 'Empire'

Fox's hip-hop drama Empire is staging a Hustle & Flow reunion.

Person of Interest alum Taraji P. Henson has landed the female lead in Fox's Lee Daniels and Danny Strong drama Empire, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. On Our Own alum Jussie Smollett is also attached to star.

In the family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire, Henson will play Cookie Lyon, the ex-wife of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), the head of a record label at the center of the drama.

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