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6 September 10th, 2015 Vivica A. Fox To Play Cookie’s Oldest Sister On New Season Of EMPIRE!

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Great casting new today out of the hit hip-hop sudser, Empire! is reporting that Vivica A. Fox has joined the cast for the second season, and will play Taraji P. Henson’s (Cookie) on-screen older sister! The character will come on to the canvas in search of her younger sis for reasons that are unknown.  

Empire EP Ilene Chaiken noted on the arrival of Vivica A. Fox, “We’ve already met Cookie’s sister Carol (Tasha Smith), but Cookie’s other family members are troublesome to say the least.”

Look for Vivica to make her on-screen debut in her new TV role around the 8th episode of the new season. Empire returns on Wednesday night September 23rd at 9PMET.

As previously noted, Empire creator Lee Daniels has already expressed an interest in a spin-off about Cookie’s family.  Could this be a test run for that featuring the oh-so-talented Vivica A. Fox?  Stay tuned.

Daytime soap fans remember Fox from her roles on Generations, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, and so many primetime and motion picture roles including: Kill Bill.

Do you think the casting of Vivica as Taraji’s older on-screen sister is brilliant casting? Looking forward to seeing Viv on Empire?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. Mo says:

    Love Vivica. She was great on Celebrity Apprentice.

    What role did she play on Days?


  2. Patrick says:

    YES! YES! YES!

    I have always loved “Vivica A. Fox” just saying her name is all that grand , on fire!


  3. su0000 says:

    I am totally against a spin-off about Cookie’s family. (cheesie)
    That takes away from Empire, it just is not right.

    NO SPIN OFF !!


    davlestev1 replied

    AMEN…so NOT the drama…two seasons in and you already wanna start spinning off..Hanna/Barbera didn’t spin the gruesomes off the Flintstones..Barney and Betty didn’t get their own show..ALL YOKO COULD DO WAS PLAY THE BANJO…leave it alone you ego maniac and make this keep working…


    Patrick replied

    well said:

    “…leave it alone you ego maniac and make this keep working ”

    do not…. do not ruin a good thing

  4. SZima says:

    Why is it that when a show becomes very popular, the powers that be immediately think “Spin Off?” Just stick with the original show and keep making that one better.

    They’ve done some great new casting, but I don’t want to see the new characters spun into another show!

    However, I’m now thinking that some of these new actors were promised said “new show” and that’s why they’ve signed on.


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