ALFRE WOODARD TO PLAY COOKIE LYONS MOM ON EMPIRE
Emmy winning actress Alfre Woodard will be a recurring cast member as Cookie's estranged mother, Renee, when the series returns on March 28. No other details are available as of yet, including her storyline. This isn't the first time that Woodard and Henson have shared the screen together. They both starred together in Tyler Perry's 2009 film, The Family That Preys.
Woodard is currently a series regular in Marvel's Luke Cage, which returns this summer on Netflix.