On the Empire episode ‘Cupid Kills’, the suave Angelo (Taye Diggs) takes Cookie (Taraji P Henson) to a formal black-tie event. All of the female guests are wearing long white gowns. Cookie didn’t get the memo. She struts in wearing a sexy red dress. Angelo, always the gentleman, introduces Cookie to two women in his super-rich social class. When they ask Cookie where she vacations on the Vineyard, Cookie replies that she’s vacationed in Connecticut – at the The Federal Correctional Institution.
Angelo eventually introduces Cookie to his mother, city councilwoman Diana Dubois. She is a member of one of the city’s most prominent African-American families and she does not approve of the Lyons. Diana Dubois is portrayed by Phylicia Rashad who is best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Empire airs Wednesdays at 9pm on FOX.