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You already know that Taraji P. Henson is a national treasure, what with her Oscar-nominated turn in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and her Emmy-nominated, meme-worthy role as Cookie Lyon in Empire. But, did you know that today, September 11, marks Henson's 45th birthday? She deserves the biggest cookie cake on the planet right now.
In honor of our favorite prime time diva, we've rounded up 13 Cookie Lyon GIFs to upgrade your online game. There's no one better to convey that sense of rage, attitude, and #girlbossiness than this hip-hop heroine. Every eye flick speaks volumes. When that doesn't work, an airborne heel or spur-of-the-moment boogie does the trick. Woe to any enemy with the temerity to wear pearls.
Click through for Cookie GIFs for every moment. Anyone else dying to see what she cooks up for season 2?
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