One of our favourite Hollywood actresses, Taraji P Henson turns 47 today (11 September 2017). In 2016, she was named one of the most influential people in the world in The Times 100 List. She has played some of the most memorable characters on screen, starring in Hustle & Flow, Think Like A Man and, Hidden Figures, which broke box office records. However, arguably, her most loved character is the feisty Cookie Lyon from popular Fox drama, Empire.

Like the straight-talking character that she plays on the small screen, Taraji is known for telling it like it is. We’ve found 10 quotes, which could have been uttered by either Cookie or Taraji. See if you can guess who said what…

“Everybody wants to be Beyoncé, but nobody wants to put in the work.”

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Cookie!

“You lose your soul when you feel like the world’s forgotten you.”

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Cookie!

“Cookie is nothing without Lucious. I am nothing without my beautiful sons. And these beautiful women right here. We are a team. We make Empire.”

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Taraji!

"The streets ain't made for everybody. That's why they made sidewalks.”

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Cookie!

"I hate that bitch. She's stolen my identity! No one ever calls me by my name anymore.”

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Taraji!

“At the end of the day, I stand by who I am, I’m a good person.”

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Taraji!

“I’m here to get what’s mine.”

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Cookie!

“Don’t say nothing crazy cause I’ll bust you in the mouth.”

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Taraji!

“You’ve destroyed my top knot. 30 inches of hair, bitch. 30! 30! Yes, honey, yes.”

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Taraji!

"Boo Boo Kitty, just 'cause I asked Jesus to forgive you, don't mean I do.”

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Cookie!

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