Meet Teen Cookie
Actress/singer Ajiona Alexus has been cast to play a teenage Cookie in the upcoming third season of the hit Fox drama Empire. Alexus, who recently appeared on CBS’s Code Black, joins previously announced S3 additions Jeremy Carver and Ezri Walker. Carver will play a teen Lucious and along with Alexus will appear via several flashbacks throughout the season.
A recently issued press release from Fox describes teen Cookie as a “beautiful and innocent young woman whose Catholic school uniform can’t hide her obvious spark.” Likewise, Carver’s teen Lucious is described as having an “incredible voice” and undeniable “bad-boy edge” that will aid him in capturing young Cookie’s heart.
Season three of Empire has already begun shooting and will return this fall on September 21st. Ajiona Ellis can also be seen this fall in the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why. She is also reportedly working on her debut album. Check her out above performing a cover of Etta James’ I’d Rather Go Blind.