Taraji P. Henson's role is not only considered a role model to many women around the world but her backstory is gaining momentum with news hitting that famed actress Vivica A. Fox will be appearing on season 2 of the Fox hit as the oldest sister of Cookie (Taraji P. Henson). Fox’s character comes to Empire in search of her younger sis for reasons unknown
We’ve already met Cookie’s sister Carol (Tasha Smith) but executive producer Ilene Chaiken tells EW, “Cookie’s other family members are troublesome to say the least.” Soooo we’re guessing Fox’s character, who debuts in episode 8, isn’t exactly aiming for Sibling of the Year.
Co-creator Lee Daniels has previously said that he’s potentially interested in a spin-off showcasing Cookie’s family when she was younger so it’s possible this could be a test for the audience’s interest in Cookie’s relatives.