Carol Hardaway
General Information
Gender: Female
Resides in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hair Color: Black
Occupation(s): Drug dealer (formerly)
Family and Friends
Family: Cookie Lyon (sister)
Candace (sister)
Luther (son)
Keisha (daughter)
Tanya (daughter)
Other Relatives: Andre Lyon (nephew)
Jamal Lyon (nephew)
Hakeem Lyon (nephew)
Bunkie Williams (cousin)
Lucious Lyon (brother-in-law)
Employer: Frank Gathers (formerly)
Enemies: Frank Gathers
Additional Information
Empire Chronology
First Appearance: Pilot
Portrayer: Tasha Smith

Carol Hardaway (also known as Carol Holloway) is Cookie Lyon's sister and a recurring character on Empire.

In the episode Unto the Breach, Jamal revealed when talking to his brother Andre that Aunt Carol would act crazy because she was high, revealing she not only sold drugs but used them. She was the only person Cookie told about her deal with federal agents. She lives in the same ghetto that Lucious and Cookie used to live while dealing drugs. She also has children.