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Who Plays Cookie on Empire?

Actress Taraji P. Henson plays Cookie on the Empire TV series.  According to Variety, she currently makes $175,000 per episode.

Fox is selling commercial time for over $500,000 for a 30-second spot, which is right on par with prices for a 30-second spot in CBS’s Thursday Night Football.

The September 23 premiere of the Empire TV series is already sold out of advertising spots and there are only a few spots left in Season 2’s finale.

Empire Boo Boo Kitty
Empire Boo Boo Kitty

Who Plays Cookie on Empire? Actress Taraji P. Henson
Who Plays Cookie on Empire? Actress Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson’s Empire Lingerie
Taraji P. Henson’s Empire Lingerie scene was one of the most memorable of the show’s first season.  Cookie attempted to seduce her ex-husband, Lucious Lyon, who invited her over for dinner.  Cookie soon discovered that Lucious was engaged to Empire’s Boo Boo Kitty.  It made us wonder: How old is Taraji P. Henson?

How old is Taraji P. Henson? Actress Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970 and is currently 44 years old.

How Much Does Taraji P. Henson Make Per Episode of Empire?
After most of us experience the success of the TV show Empire we wonder: How much does Taraji P. Henson make per episode of Empire?  She initially signed a five-year deal for low six-figures per episode.  Fox is ready for an “epic renegotiation.”

Empire’s Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are “looking at a potential $1.5 million per episode each, and, frankly, Fox would give them even more if they could.”

Taraji P. Henson Empire Lingerie
Taraji P. Henson Empire Lingerie


Empire Taraji P. Henson: Net Worth
Empire’s Taraji P. Henson’s net worth is $6 million.  She has played in numerous movies including Baby Boy (2001), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009) and Think Like a Man (2012).  Mrs. Cookie has also played in numerous TV shows including ER (1998), Boston Legal (2007-08) and Person of Interest (2011-13, 15).

Taraji P Henson Empire
Taraji P. Henson Empire

Fashion is a very important aspect in the TV series. Empire costs more than $3 million per episode to make, right in line with average network drama budgets these days.  The fashion budget is $15,000 to $20,000 per episode, which is relatively small considering high-priced items like the zebra print Balmain masterpiece above.

Terrence Howard Taraji P. Henson
Terrence Howard Taraji P. Henson

Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson and Andy Samberg will help navigate the 67th annual primetime Emmy Awards.  Howard and Henson will be presenters while Samberg will host the Emmy Awards on September 20 8pm/7c on Fox.
The Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson Empire duo, worked together before the hip-hop series.  Howard and Henson starred as Shug and Djay in the 2005 film Hustle & Flow.

Michelle Howard, Terrence Howard’s ex-wife recently demanded $65,000 in spousal support as a result of Terrence Howard’s $125,000 salary per episode of Empire.

Terrence Howard Taraji P. Henson
Terrence Howard Taraji P. Henson
how much does taraji p. henson make per episode of empire
How Much Does Taraji P. Henson Make Per Episode of Empire?

The Empire TV Series
The Empire TV Series

TV Series Empire
TV Series Empire





What is Boo Boo Kitty
The few people in the world that did not watch the first season of the show may wonder: What is Boo Boo Kitty? Empire’s signature line delivered by Cookie Lyon. Boo Boo Kitty is Cookie’s nickname for Lucious Lyon’s ex-girlfriend, Anika (Grace Gealey).

Empire’s Boo Boo Kitty and Mr. Boo Boo Kitty, Empire’s Andre Lyon (Trai Byers).  The show not only broke records, it created relationships.

The TV series Empire will premiere on September 23.

By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More