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Loretha “Cookie” Lyon

Loretha “Cookie” Lyon is the main character on the FOX series, Empire. She co-founded Empire Entertainment alongside her husband Lucious Lyon. The couple had three children named Andre, Jamal, and Hakeem. After serving time in prison for distributing drugs, she returned to share ownership of the company. She later left to create her own label, Lyon Dynasty, but she rejoined when Empire acquired it. Personality-wise, Cookie is an outspoken individual who always demands respect, including from her children. She is especially driven, preferring to take matters into her own hands and take what is rightfully hers. However, she is very loyal and cares about the ones she loves. Key elements to Cookie’s style include fur coats,  hoop earrings, and animal prints — specifically leopard.