(Lucious Lyon on EMPIRE)
Born in Chicago, IL, Terrence Howard began his acting career as Jackie Jackson in the television miniseries “The Jacksons: An American Dream,” which was quickly followed by several notable TV...
TARAJI P. HENSON
(Cookie Lyon on EMPIRE)
For her role as “Cookie Lyon” on EMPIRE, Taraji P. Henson won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama and recently received her second consecutive Emmy...
(Jamal Lyon on EMPIRE)
An accomplished actor, singer and songwriter, Jussie Smollett recently was seen in the pre-Civil War series “Underground.”
Smollett’s feature film credits include “The Mighty Ducks” and Rob Reiner’s...
BRYSHERE “YAZZ” GRAY
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Prior to EMPIRE, Bryshere Y. Gray, aka rapper Yazz the Greatest, played high school football and worked at a Pizza Hut. His role on the show has led him to land a record deal with Columbia Records....
Andre Lyon on EMPIRE)
Classically trained actor Trai Byers was seen in the Academy Award-nominated film “Selma,” produced by Oprah Winfrey and starring David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Giovanni Ribisi, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tim...
(Anika Calhoun on EMPIRE)
Caymanian actress Grace Byers moved to the U.S. to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she received a B.A. in theater arts. During her time at USF, acting afforded her the...
(Rhonda Lyon on EMPIRE)
At age 17, Kaitlin Doubleday made her film debut opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can.”
After graduating from high school, she studied acting at HB Studios in New...
(Becky on EMPIRE)
Gabourey Sidibe made her film debut as the title character in Lee Daniels’ Academy Award-nominated film “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.”
For her role as “Precious,” Sidibe received...
(Porsha on EMPIRE)
EMPIRE marks Ta’Rhonda Jones’ network television debut.
A native of Chicago’s South Side, Jones is one of eight siblings. Her passion for music developed at a young age. Her brother, rapper Tim...
(Tiana on EMPIRE)
Born in Encinitas, CA, Serayah is an actor, singer and dancer. She recently wrapped the lead role in the feature film “Burning Sands,” which is scheduled for release in 2017.
In addition to her...