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October 24, 2021
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Hip-hop artist and CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon, has always ruled unchallenged, but a medical diagnosis predicts he will be incapacitated in three years, which prompts the sharks to circle. Without further damaging his family, he must decide which of his three sons will take over. His favorite, young Hakeem, is a gifted musician but values fame over hard work. Middle son, Jamal, is talented and shy but gay -- embarrassing to Lyon. The oldest, Andre, is business-minded but lacks charisma. The reappearance of Cookie, his ex-wife, complicates things; she says he owes her for taking the fall for the drug-running that financed his early career.

Official Sites: Official IMDb, Official Facebook |  See more »

Country: United States

Type: Scripted

Status: Ended

Language: English

Release Date: January 7, 2015

Also Known As: Empire 成功の代償, Empire |  See more »

Parents Guide: Australia (M, MA15+), Brazil (14) |  See more »


Plot Keywords

sibling rivalry

Company Credits

Production Co: Lee Daniels Entertainment, Danny Strong Productions |  See more »


Tim Hopper
as Dr. Steve Calhoun/Dr. Calhoun
Paris Nix
as Joseph
Shannon Thomas
as VIP
Jamie Kranig
as Employee/Executive/Hipster
Amir Abdullah
as Orderly #1
Malik Yoba
as Vernon Turner
Missy Galvin
as Desk Clerk
Alfre Woodard
as Renee
Christine Vrem-Ydstie
as Reporter #2
Claire Van Der Linden
as Chastity
Akron Watson
as Eric Houston
Russ Panzarella
as Bank Manager/Captain's Ball Guest/Event Guest/High End Patron/NYPD Police Officer/Trendy Diner/Upscale Restaurant Patron
Christopher R Ellis
as Security Guard/Guard #1/Lucious' Security Dude
Justin Kikuo Komori
as Photographer
Al Vicente
as Rafael/Rafael Green
Antonio Polk
as Samad
Will Clark
as Cholo #1
Sean Gallagher
as Lawyer
William Fichtner
as Jameson Henthrop
Chelsea Mee
as Red Carpet Celeb
Cody Mason
as Clubber
Jerod Haynes
as Reg
Serayah McNeill
Tasha Smith
as Carol Hardaway
John Kelly
as Fire Marshall
David Banner
as Philly Street
Lawnyae Marie
as Teen Candace
Malte Grohnert
as Clubgoer
James Anthony Zoccoli
as Gavin Foer
Samuel Hunt
as Xavier Rosen
Christine Traversa
as Nurse Sherry Kaufman
Antoine McKay
as Bunkie Williams
Ethan Miles Perry
as Young Bunkie Actor
Juan Antonio
as Phillip
Heather Townsend
as Power Woman 1
Melanie Jewel Howard
as Leviticus Patron/ASA Award Attendee/Cocktail Waitress/Party Attendee
Muhammad Ali Sanders
as Cookies Crew/Rap Battle Crew
Georin Aquila
as Shyne Goon #2
Kevin Frazier
as Kevin Frazier
as Lonnie
Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel
as Nurse
Doug MacKechnie
as Server
Juicy J
as Juicy J
Jean-Pierre Walker
as Art Dealer
James Randle
as Waiter
Chris Ash
as Hans Jorgenson
Kurt Naebig
as Detective Lumley
Torrance Lewis
as Bossy Fest Crowd/Leviticus Party Goer
Michael Anthony Rawlins
as Mr. Givens
Ian Paul Custer
as Photographer
Mary J. Blige
as Angie
Ptosha Storey
as Chyna
Johnny Lee Davenport
as Sonny
Daniel Ruben
as Remo
Mindy Bell
as Nurse
David Anthony Bell
as Pit Boss
Joshua Torrez
as Nick Mo
Sarah Loveland
as Shelby
Matthew Salter
as All White Party Patron/Blogger/Camera Man/Concert Goer/Empire Employee/Vlogger
Terry Ellis
as Terry Ellis
Tanner Presutti
as Camilla's Assistant
Paris Reed
as Teen Boy #3
Anji White
as Queenie
Ta'Rhonda Jones
as Porsha
Sean Sullivan
as Security Guard #2
Sandra Marquez
as Nurse
Kathryn Jaeck
as Gladys
Roy Anderson
as Sam
Scotty Tovar
as Carlito
Paul Oakley Stovall
as Guard
John Judd
as William Ross
Jeff Dlugolecki
as Lighting Tech
Jeff Baird
as Bodyguard
Lee Daniels
as Lee Daniels
Kevin Miller
as Herbert McDermott
Keith Gill
as Little Boy
Taye Diggs
as Angelo Dubois
Judd Nelson
as Billy Beretti
Ryan Reilly
as Investor #1
Diamond White
as Lala
Paul Turner
as Detective #1
Jin You
as Journalist #2
Mino Mackic
as Prison Guard
Tyler Young
as Shy Fan
Patrick Whalen
as Headset
Tony Duwon
as Paparazzo #3
Greg Matthew Anderson
as Ramsey
Sandra Delgado
as Linda Calleros/Maria Calleros
Naya Zsanay
as NY Pedestrian/Party Goer/Party Guest/Pedestrian
M. Elizabeth Dickerson
as Protesting Mother
Lindsay Teske
as Concert Goer/Empire Fan
Jocelyn Zamudio
as Claudia Calleros
Ty BleAu
as David
Kristina Valada-Viars
as Nurse #1
Frederick Paul Williams
as Pastor Brown
Chance Nichols
as Server
Sherman T. Edwards Jr.
as Hollywood Reporter
Ryan Michelle Bathe
as Celeste
Joyce Licorish
as Car Driver
Alyssia Duda
as Young Candace/15-Yr-Old Candace/Party Guest/xylophone Girl
Jake Tapper
as Jake Tapper
Brian Bowman
as Security
Ricardo Thurmond
as Bodyguard/Wink
William E. Smith
as Lavar Smith
Mesiyah Oduro-Kwarten
as Teen Boy #1
Sarah Langdon
as Paralegal/Snow White
Cesar Jaime
as Doctor/ER Doctor
Kevin Lingle
as Detective
Kris D. Lofton
as Kidd Fo-Fo
Delphine Pontvieux
as Board of Directors/Elle Dallas' Handler
José Antonio García
as Owner
Dillon Kelleher
as Benny
Denis Mulvihill
as Captain's Ball Guest/Onlooker at Police Station
Aron Lamar
as Raheem
Nia Long
as Giuliana/Giuliana Green
Victor Harland
as Jack
Tony Comrie
as DuBois Security
Curlie Curry
as ER Nurse
Lindsey Pearlman
as Patti Sharp
Rashawn Nadine Scott
as Nurse
Ronald L. Conner
as Dain-Ja
Amy J. Carle
as Elizabeth Landry
Anastacia C.C. Davis
as Bossy Record Artist/NY Pedestrian
Alex Zelenka
as A/Artist Relations/Handsome Man/R Executive/R Employee/Red Carpet Celeb/Concert Attendee/DJ/Executive/Press/Studio Executive
Ripper Brown
as Goon #1
Jimmy Callahan
as Cop
Adrian Lockett
as Prisoner
Corey B. McPherrin
as TV Reporter
Mark Spates Smith
as Engineer
Rebecca Spence
as Stacey Hayes
Jim Saltouros
as Lamont Harris
C. Anthony Jackson
as Clem
Cedric Young
as Roosevelt 'Rosey' Perkins
Reilly J. Nelson
as White Stacy
Emjoy Gavino
as Tiny Desk A.D.
J.J. Painter
as Crowd Member at Concert
Kurt Schweitz
as Ron
Torrey Hanson
as Judge Robbins
Shariba Rivers
as Mrs. Givens
Yanis Kalnins
as Carl Johnson
Mya Levels
as Party Goer
Phil Senjanin
as Upscale Doorman
Tiffany Oglesby
as Tiffany
Ward Beard
as Stone Parker
Mel Roberson
as Barber
Morocco Omari
as Tariq
Julian Williams
as Inmate/W.o.k.e Kid
Phillip Cusic
as Young Boy
Harvey Levin
as Harvey Levin
Hans Dieter Wolff
as Shareholder/2nd AC/Car driver/Homeless Man/Hospital vigil/Pedestrian/Psychiatric patient
Frank Whaley
as Edison Cruz
Elyse Nylin
as Marty
David Darlow
as Terry Schiller
Julie Kaiser
as Dr. Gibbons
Michael Lewis
as Young Vernon
Terria Joseph
as Judith
Maya Mansour
as Dancer
Victor Almanzar
as Big Heavy
Rafaela Ochoa
as Casino Patron/Radio Personnel/Upscale NY Diner
Summer Cain
as Model
Barbara Elizabeth Maleski
as Church Goer
Matt Rockwood
as Supervisor
Nick Lang
as Stan Fitz
Christian Castro
as EMT
Joss Stone
as Wynter
Adam Busch
as Chase One
Errol Lynn
as Hairstylist
Josh Razavi
as Security Guard #1
John T. O'Brien
as Fox Exec One
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia
as Guard #3
Tania Richard
as Michelle Hudson
Wade Thalberg
as Creedmoor Board Member
as Engineer
Emery Johnson
as Empire Employee/Tyree's Crew
Terry Hamilton
as Kevin Lucas (Jerry Springer)
Raquel Castro
as Marisol
Jordan Thomas Woods
as Celebrity Wedding Guest/Concert Goer/Flash Mob Dancer
Uriah Bordeneau
as Teen Boy #4
Alexandra Grey
as Melody Barnes
as Freda Gatz
Miss Lawrence
as Miss Lawrence
Alicia Coppola
as Meghan Conway/AUSA Meghan Conway
Gina Gershon
as Helen von Wyeth
Maggie Antonijevic
as Pastor Connie Clark
Dan Waller
as Drew Riley
Charles Dunlap
as Fourth-Grader
Emily Tate
as Agent Sweetwater
Jacqueline Martinez
as Bar Patron/Concert Goer
Adithi Chandrashekar
as Employee #1
Angie Martinez
as Angie Martinez
Jim Beans
as Titan
Juan Lozada
as Courtroom Fan
Melissa R. Thorne
as Leviticus Patron/Private Club Dealer
Jennifer Jelsema
as Reporter #1
Rhona Bennett
as Rhona Bennett
Bella Chanel
as Bella Lyon
Miguel Lepe Jr.
as Kitchen Worker
Ramon Brewer
as Homie
Shawn Booth
as Lucious' Boy
Erin Breen
as Erika
Renelle Nicole
as Reporter
Erynn MacKenzie
as Protest Leader
Amanda Detmer
as Tracy
AzMarie Livingston
as Chicken
Leah Jeffries
as Lola
Paul Dunckel
as Head of Development
Jennifer Pompa
as Nanny
Christy Gianneschi
as Sexy Waitstaff
Anthony Hubbard
as Bailiff
Tim Mass
as FBI Agent
Kevin Theis
as Detective #1
Steve Pickering
as Commissioner Marshall
Maddie Jay
as E! Reporter/Reporter #1
Keishana Miller
as Actress Playing Leah
Tyrone Ward
as Frank Gathers/Goon #1
Funkmaster Flex
as Funk Flex/Funkmaster Flex
Ronnie Ray
as Blue Collar Guy
James Hoelzel
as Reporter
Michael Weber
as Jarvis
Guy Massey
as John Meeks
April Rose
as Buxom Woman
Montana of 300
as Jamming Prisoner #2
Andre Teamer
as Barry Richardson
Jacki Hydock
as Jackie
Mike Geraghty
as Security Guard
Brian Neal
as Club Dancer
Alyssa Thordarson
as Producer #1
Ben Chang
as Doorman
Cyril Smith
as Uniformed Cop
Joel Smollett
as Karl Binyan
Tyler Jackson
as P.A.
Sharon Coleman
as Neighborhood Resident
Gladys Knight
as Gladys Knight
MWW Michael Wilkerson
as Security Guard
Dwayne Taylor
as Ennis Green
Alexander Gemignani
as Gino Falcone
Mia Park
as Nurse
Fantastic Negrito
as Fantastic Negrito
as Eve
Jabre Williams
as Actor Playing Young Dwight
as Timbaland
Chris Lee
as Tommy Turner
Jamila Velazquez
as Laura Calleros
Curtis M. Jackson
as Moses X
Razi f Mohiuddin
as News Reporter/VIP Guest
Jeffery Freelon
as DJ Quarry
Marc Grapey
as Dr. Rheamer
Rebecca Ciara
as Employee
Jenniffer Weigel
as Marketplace Morning Report
Brandon W. Jones
as Choreographer
Jason Bradley
as Journalist/Reporter #2
Ben Butler
as Pedestrain
Darja Väärsi
as Empire Artist/Empire Employee/Celebrity Lady Gaga
Susan Gordon
as Group Member #3
Phil Ridarelli
as Nurse
Genis Drake
as Young Jamal
Coburn Goss
as Agent Nelson
Nicole DePue
as Paparazza/Concert Goer/Prisoner/Waitress/White Girl Gang Leader/White Girl Prison Gang Leader
Kenneth Strong
as Dancer
Fetty Wap
as Trig
Calvin Marty
as Reporter #1
Howie Johnson
as Gus Berger
Dalton Weaver
as Premiere Attendee
Mario Canon
as Charlie Dupree
Mark Carlson
as Concert Attendee/Courtroom Onlooker/Laviticus Club Goer
Linda Bright Clay
as Dr. Jamilla Johnson
Roy Gonzalez
as Cop #2
Lupe Fiasco
as Lupe Fiasco
Liza Lapira
as Vera
Courtney Gabrielle Williams
as Nicole Williams/Young Cookie
Terrell Carter
as Warren Hall
DJ Envy
as DJ Envy
Kimber Closson
as NYPD Stage Officer/Officer Montauk
Shawntae Calhoun
as Girl-of-the-Week
Jonathan Butler-Duplessis
as B-Raw
Vinithra Rajagopalan
as Kendra
Anissa Wood
as Captain's Ball Guest
Tory L. Beckham
as Coffee Shop Patron
Maurice Lofton
as Hospital Patient
Alex Newell
as Hey Beautiful
Tyla Abercrumbie
as Nurse
Charles Powell
as Club goer
Phillip Edward Van Lear
as Dr. Kippelman
Kevin McKillip
as Admin
as Questlove
Christopher Kahler
as Leviticus Roadie/Concert Goer/Junkie/Sanchez's Neighbor
Kate Fry
as Myra
Kelly Owens
as Monique
Marcus Woods
as Roland
Eric Lane
as Drop
Elaina Levy
as Screaming Fan
Kris Wolff
as Philly Cop
Tim Childress
as Politician
Jasmine Nelson
as Blogger
Nicole Ari Parker
as Giselle
J. Adrienne
as Baby Mama #2
Calvin Powell
as Concert Goer
Swizz Beatz
as Swizz Beatz
Thomas Gaitsch
as Lawyer/Prosecutor
Hazel Renee
as Kennedy
Al'Jaleel McGhee
as Gusto
Brian King
as Jake Perlman
Lara Mainier
as Lisel/Nanny
Sean Bradley
as Phil Weiss
Sharriese Hamilton
as Customer #2
Derek Litke
as Concert Attendee
Jon Gustafsson
as Teamster boss
Stef Tovar
as Doctor
Peter Collins
as Orderly #2
Kendra G.
as Reporter
Tim Bensch
as Mitt Frost
Bradley Vargovick
as Board Member
Debi Wollitzer
as Prison Inmate/Pedestrian/Stage Manager
Patrick Mulvey
as Jago Locke
Ldorado Jonez
as Matthew
Ernest Shepard
as Diner Patron
Dan Flannery
as Tony 'Tricky' Trichter/Tony Trichter
Deanna Myers
as Marketing Guru
Terrence c Ward
as Empire Employee/Videographer
Andrew Key
as Sven
Epic Scon
as Record Executive
Marcus Davis
as Goose
Laura T. Fisher
as Dr. Gloria Rothman
Teo Ciltia
as Wedding Guest
Lex Elle
as FBI Agent
Robert Belushi
as Reporter #2
Kade Wise
as Preacher Azal
Leonard D. Sales
as Investor
Sticky Fingaz
as Brikk
Jossie Thacker
as Director/Video Director
Toby Onwumere
as Kai
Darren Sheehan
as Stage Manager/Grip
Vivica A. Fox
as Candace
Tyler Tharpe
as Luther (Carol's Kid #2)/Luther Holloway
Sarah Lin Mitchell
as Sarabeth
Chris Rock
as Frank Gathers
Kiah Campbell
as Hood Girl #2
Ira Amyx
as Skip Shepherd
October London
as October London
Raven Whitley
as Celebrity Emcee
Marisol Correa
as Shareholder/Lucious' Vegas Producer
Remy Ma
as Remy Ma
Hunter Bryant
as Tweaker
Steve Bernstein
as Fashion Show Cameraman
Fabrice Calmels
as Dance Director
Mike Moh
as Steve Cho
Byron B-Class Washington
as Young Empire Rapper
as Officer McKnight
Melissa Graham
as Gorgeous Woman
Matty Ryan
as Travis Wilson
Silvia Schueler
as Police Captain
Leslie Uggams
as Leah Walker
Heidi Heck
as Office Employee
Kathy Searle
as Shelly Jaworski
Jaq Seifert
as Dr. Marquis Swain
Cindy Herron
as Cindy Herron-Braggs
as Ne-Yo
Adrian Bond
as Bartender
as Wife
Lanise Antoine Shelley
as Debra Davenport
Patricia Urbonas Clark
as Protester
Katlynn Simone
as Treasure
Corr Kendricks
as Black Rambo
R.C. Thorne
as Rich Texan/Upscale Diner
Puja Mohindra
as Receptionist
Karin Anglin
as Reporter #1
Jonathan London
as DJ London
Chet Hanks
as Blake
as Volunteer #1
Casey Hayes
as Byron
Anthony De Jesus
as Vice Cop #2
Marika Engelhardt
as Gabrielle Gerard
Erica Watson
as Danielle/Ruth
Alice Wu
as New Empire Staffer #2
Magic Johnson
as Earvin 'Magic' Johnson
Nicole Bush
as Principal
Tyler Ravelson
as Tay-O
Tyra Ferrell
as Roxanne Ford
Logan Parks
as Young Cookie
Jack Kallal
as Waiter
Floyd Akhi
as Male Rapper
Samuel Meadows
as Pedestrian/Press Member/Sound Engineer
Chike Johnson
as Samson Jones
Sevyn Streeter
as Amber 'Sevyn' Streeter
Christian Thesken
as Clubber
Girly Daniels
as Mecca
Johari Noelle
as Lollipop Fan Girl #1
David Lively
as Butler
Alex Henderson
as Young Andre
Ellie Reed
as Fashion VP
Jessica Gisin Needham
as Stage Manager
Tiffany L. Addison
as Hood Girl #1
F. David Roth
as Lead Agent
Alicia Keys
as Skye Summers
Michael Aaron Clark
as Concert Fan
Rita Duran
as Board Member
Chris Amos
as Ethan
Jesse Bob Harper
as Ted Marsh
Tobias Truvillion
as D-Major/Derek Major
David Dman Escobar
as Shareholder
Kortney Manns
as Producer
T.L. Williams
as Musician
Chase Smith
as Concert Attendee
Adam Poss
as Franco
Daniella Pereira
as Paparazzo #2
Gabrielle Lott-Rogers
as Obstetrician
Ram Jhally
as Taxi Driver
Daryn W Harrell
as Janae
Derek Luke
as Malcolm Deveaux
Chris De Salvo
as Elle's Guitarist
Oscar Dorsey
as Clem's Restaurant Patrons/Hood Pedestrian/Stage Technician/Technician
Damon Gupton
as Detective Calvin Walker
Max Beesley
as Guy
Kenn E. Head
as Father of the Bride
Tai Davis
as A List Musician
Belle Lopez
as Exec #1
André Leon Talley
as André Leon Talley
Richard Daniels
as Band Leader
Steve O'Connell
as Joe Breck
Sari Sanchez
as Deputy Mayor Raquel Alvarez/Raquel Alvarez
Ryan Kitley
as Fox News Reporter #2
Dana Black
as Fox Exec Two
Jonathan Posthuma
as Police Officer
David Parkes
as NYSE President
Jamon Williams
as Andre (12 Years Old)
Prince Eazy
as P-Busta
Randy Skaggs
as Roadie/Stage Tech/Aryan Prisoner/FBI Agent
David Folsom
as Mike Battaglia
Annie Ilonzeh
as Harper Scott
as Real Estate Agent
Roblé Ali
as Chef
Demi Moore
as Claudia/Nurse
Jared Moore
as Stage Tech
Ryan Carr
as Riot Cop
Kaelynn Harris
as Quintana
David Girolmo
as Dr. Sirak
Trent Eisfeller
as Journalist #1
Justin M. Tolliver
as Crew Member
Antonio Duca
as Esteban Calleros
Aneisa Hicks
as Fatima
Justin Cornwell
as Songwriter
Tiesheko Houston
as April
Alanah McClanahan
as Soul Children of Harlem
Daniel Craig Baker
as Caterer/FBI Agent
Quentin Lathan
as Drug Dealer
Bernard Gilbert
as Durrell
Chris Brown
as Concert Goer
Donovan 'Trajik' Short
as Inmate Rapper
Khali Spraggins
as 12-Yr-Old Cookie
DeAna Fai
as Upscale Bar Patron
Patti LaBelle
as Patti LaBelle
Sayjal Joshi
as Christina Lee/Christina Ayoud
DuShon Monique Brown
as Ilene
Danielle Davis
as Emcee
Jennifer Hudson
as Michelle White
Malkia Stampley
as Bridget Pearce
Jesse Dabson
as Estate Lawyer
Alex Levy
as P.A.
Barry Vaughnj
as Yacht Party Patron
Carlos Rogelio Diaz
as Nurse
Ty Dolla $ign
as Ty Dolla $ign
J. Salome Martinez
as Driver
Kellye Howard
as Creative Director
Teyonah Parris
as Pamela Rose
Devin Demby
as Tyler Dupre
Lj Smith
as Paramedic #2
Taraji P. Henson
as Cookie Lyon
James Colby
as Burleson
Carisa Barreca
as Lizzie
Geno Walker
as Gus Rodriguez
Romeo Miller
as Gram
Robin Robinson
as Fox News Reporter
Jennifer Bravo
as server
James Farruggio
as Jay Fanshaw
Celeste Williams
as Clair Templeton
Timothy Edward Kane
as Dr. Walsh
Dylan Pell
as Young Jeff
John Bernard Ruane
as Businessman
Joshua L. Green
as Guest
Sarah Charipar
as Theresa Clare
Shayla Day
as Inmate
Elias Rios
as Paparazzo #1
Lisa Greene
as Club Patron/Record executive
Lizzy Leigh
as Employee/A & R/Staff/Empire Employee/Campaign Supporter/Club Girl/Dancer/Employee-Staff/Guest/NY Club Girl/Pedestrian/Shareholder
Da'Vine Joy Randolph
as Poundcake
Amanda Tea
as Club Girl
Olivia D. Dawson
as Fatima
Tevion Lanier
as Customer #1
Pamela Jones
as Interviewer
Philip Ghantous
as Exec #1
Phillip Payne
as Elderly Barber
Rebecca Jordan
as Guard
Charles D. Clark
as Shine's Main Goon/Shine's Posse/Shyne's Main Goon/Cookie Security/Empire Employee/Shyne's Goon Enforcer
Alma Washington
as Gretchen
Eva Longoria
as Charlotte Frost
Jeremy Isaiah Earl
as Joe Walker/Joseph Walker
Khloe Janel
as Young Woman #2
Dylan Rogers
as House Party Teen
Brian McCaskill
as Tommy Davis
Daniela Colucci
as Cleanup Waiter
Nealla Gordon
as Harlow Carter
Joshua Moaney
as Ezekiel Dubois
Toya Turner
as FBI Agent
Justine Strut
as Pilar
April Qualls
as April/Tiana Posse #1
Meredith Kochan
as Upscale Party Guest
Alex Weisman
as Simon
Jodi-Kay Edwards
as Costumer/Office Worker
Pam Mack
as ER Nurse Carol
Bryce Fishman
as Paparazza
Owais Ahmed
as Arjun
Rosie O'Donnell
as Pepper O'Leary
Raj Bond
as Calvin Moore
Paige Fralix
as Dancer
Kentrell Wright
as Blake's Goon
Jeremy L. Carver
as Teenage Lucious/Young Lucious
A.D. Sommerio
as Empire Employee
William Dana Sanders
as Label Executive
Corey Hendrix
as Brick
Alexandra M. Hunter
as PA
Ron O.J. Parson
as Bartley
Ted Sima
as Policeman #1
Tyrie S. Rudolph
as Attractive Waitress
Minita Gandhi
as Reporter #1
Chris Routhe
as FOX Reporter
Cindy Gold
as Dominque Prado
Heather Davidsonn
as Denitra
Mercedes White
as Spider
Samuel Evan Horowitz
as Boxer/SWAT Leader
Mickey O'Sullivan
as Orderly
Pierre Antoine
as Antoine Dixon
Jerry MacKinnon
as One Stop
Amy J. Johnson
as Nurse
Debra Davis
as Upscale Casino Guest
D.B. Sweeney
as Elvis Stone
Bella Palo
as Young Tracy
Estavion White
as Church goer/Hakeem crew
Sean Michael Sullivan
as Gus
Clarence Williams III
as Huey Jarvis
Kiandra Richardson
as Yana
Avery Ross
as Miami Hotel Guest
Neal Grofman
as Doctor
Stephenie Park
as Feminist Journalist
Eden Lake
as Rent Party Attendee
Maurice Cobige
as Mark/Thug
DeRay Davis
as Jermel
Brandon J Minor
as Engineer
Chaka Khan
as Chaka Khan
Richard David
as Customer #3
Donovan Diaz
as Group Member #2
Ezri Walker
as Zeah
Mario Cocchia
as Blake's Crew
Brian Plazas
as VIP Gambler
Sara Sevigny
as Edna Bunnin
La'Mar Hawkins
as MC
David Pasquesi
as Beekman Poser
Ariel Richardson
as Boulé Snob
Antonio St. James
as Jarvis
Carmelo Oquendo
as Bodyguard
Veronica Bruce
as Photographer
Shannon Mitrovich
as Industry Tastemaker/VIP Guest
Marcell Johnson
as Marcel
Queen Latifah
as Carlotta Brown
Kierra Bunch
as Tamara
Kaitlin Doubleday
as Rhonda Lyon
Brandi Jiminez Lee
as Science
Eka Darville
as Ryan Morgan
Cage Sebastian Pierre
as Theo
Marisa Tomei
as Mimi Whiteman
Diana Kleinaitis
as Press
Mario Van Peebles
as Uncle Ray
Mark Willis
as Groom (David)
Rita Ora
as Rita Ora
Mary Ernster
as Joyce
Marguerite Genard
as Photographer
Matthew Klingler
as Reporter #3
Giota Trakas
as Latina Prisoner/Prisoner
Rebecca Guth
as Zoe/Zoe (the nanny)
Rhyon Nicole Brown
as Maya
Alexa Lowery
as Fan
Rachel Lewis
as Empire Records Employee
Lil Buck
as Lil Buck
Al Sharpton
as Rev. Al Sharpton
as Tinashe
Richard Gallion
as Hawk
John Victor Allen
as Inmate #1/Security Officer
Elizabeth Whitson
as India Spring
Anton Bassey
as Mel
Grace Byers
as Anika Calhoun
Claudette Burchett
as Juanita/Housekeeper
Lyric Sims
as 10-Yr-Old Carol
Kevin Gudahl
as Kevin
Keith Campen
as Gulianas (Nia Long) Bodyguard/Prisoner
Dennis William Grimes
as Marvin Menchel
Ralph Alexander
as Office Employee/Concert Attendee/Gambler/Office Employee (2016)
Carlos Miranda
as Santiago
Stephanie M. Wroblewski
as Assistant Nurse
Velma Austin
as Guard
Naomi Campbell
as Camilla Marks
Jessica Andolino
as Extra
Skylan Brooks
as Quincy
Steve Boress
as Awards Show Technician/Cafe Pedestrian
Jerome Davis
as Jerome/Security Guard
Sandy Piña
as Singer
Altovise Nicole Ferguson
as Tourist
Christian Litke
as Police Officer
Vincent Williams
as Ryan
Danny Meador
as Tattoo Shop Patron
Ciera Angelia
as Marti
Nicole Richie
as Nicole Richie
Brandon Carlson
as Security
Jackie Saland
as VIP Cocktail Waitress
Vernon Batchelor
as Bobby 'BAM-BAM' King
Keesha Sharp
as Dr. Paula Wick
R. Charles Wilkerson
as Guard
Riley Moore
as Young Andre
Phil Tyler
as Cop #1
Caitlin Collins
as Alison Penfield
Melanie McCullough
as Denise
Will Kinnear
as Leonard Bernstein
Denny Love
as Barry
Nadirah Bost
as Nanny
Nick Sandys
as Butler
Spencer Curnutt
as Brother
Brad Esquivel
as Maintenance Tech/Office Worker
Matthew Excel
as Private Club Patron
Lia D. Mortensen
as Kelly McGann
Jamar McNeil
as Vince Boyd
Eli Saucedo
as Jared
James Brendon Alexander
as Stage Manager
Brian Plocharczyk
as Paramedic #1
Keith LeCreed Harris
as DEA Agent
as Pitbull
Paul Blain
as Club Leviticus Bartender
Patrick Deal
as Goon #2
Tim Holmes
as Wiry
Chase Crawford
as Vlogger
Andrae Todd James Bicy
as Bailiff
McKenzie Chinn
as Thea Matthis
Nicholas Glos
as Cop #2
French Montana
as Vaughn
Bret Tuomi
as Detective #2
Anna E. Hanson
as Leviticus Guest
Yani Marin
as Carmen/Lola
Simeon Henderson
as C.O.
Wood Harris
as Damon Cross
Vincent Bolger
as Waiter
Jameson Cooper
as Paramedic #1
Ronnel Taylor
as Minion
Michael Christopher Collins
as Grant Rose
Michael A. Dean
as Flip Flop Dancer
Nathaniel Elfant
as New Empire Staffer #1
Audrey Francis
as Female FBI Agent/FBI Agent/Female Agent
Ann Marie Boska
as Bank Customer/Philly Street Girl
Ashland Thomas
as Art Mover/Leviticus VIP/London Tourist
Edwin Walker
as Exec #2
Matthew C. Yee
as Agent Hughes
Nate Faust
as Watchman
Lamar Barnes
as Officer Jabaar
Bryson L Thomas
as Moonshine/Young 'Shine
Charles Latibeaudiere
as Charles Latibeaudiere
Jussie Smollett
as Jamal Lyon
Natasha Forouzannia
as Sheri
Ulises Acosta
as Mateo
Tristan Beaver
as Teen Boy #5
Dejean Deterville
as Neighborhood Boy
Meta Golding
as Teri
Adriana Leonard
as Moira
Daniel Cantor
as Judge
Furly Mac
as Roughneck Dude
Paolo Nieddu
as Assistant/Paolo/Stylist
Joe Keery
as Tony Trichter III
Jamaica Craft
as Choreographer
Parker Guidry
as Waiter
Abigail Boucher
as Respiratory Therapist
Doreen Calderon
as EMT
Lihtz Kamraz
as Homeboy
as Birdman
Zoe Ishmael
as Tanya (Carol's Kid #3)
Ben Marten
as Max Perkins
Keith Kupferer
as Lead Cop
Heidi Drennan
as Power Woman 3
Marvin Malone II
as Producer 1
David Leon Collier
as Cookie's Office Assistant
William Dick
as Judge Claremont
Sarah Timms Chittaro
as Shareholder Concert/Wedding Guest
Tisha Campbell
as Brooke
Danny Socorro Martinez
as Ed
Molly Reynolds
as Agnes
John Hoogenakker
as Dr. Lester Mason
Meg Thalken
as Silver Hair
Courtney Love
as Elle Dallas
Phil Rice
as Badass #1
Forest Whitaker
as Eddie Barker
Megan Marlow
as Michelle
Audrey Morgan
as Juanita
Carolyn Hoerdemann
as Prison Guard/Prison Officer
Josh Odor
as DEA Agent
Nicole Michelle Arnold
as Zoe
Melanie Brezill
as Working Mom
Carlos Vega
as Flash Mob Dancer
Emily Eruraviel
as Singer
Dara Key
as Linda
Ivan Ellis
as Royale-T
Paul Stroili
as J.J. Norton
Dawn Hasbrouck
as News Anchor/Reporter #1
Jerry Sur
as High Stakes Gambler
Richard Pickren
as Dr. Simon Lambert
Sharon Carpenter
as Sharon Carpenter
Gene Weygandt
as Moishe
Jeanne Sparrow
as Reporter
Keith D. Gallagher
as Heckler
Rinska Carrasco
as Marcy
Miguel Cohen
as Vice Cop #1
Bill Bannon
as Steve Lawrence
Van Ferro
as Business Associate/ER Nurse
Angela Peel
as Exec #2
Misael Miranda
as Drummer
Andy Cameron
as Nurse
Robyn Coffin
as Dr. Francine Katz
Snoop Dogg
as Snoop Dogg
Jaye Ladymore
as Janice Jones
Brian Boland
as Eric Nelson
Antonia Arcely
as Bailiff
Israel Idonije
as Courtney
Rada Portzer
as Janet Blakeley
Taron Patton
as P.O. Sharlene Davis
Patrick Blashill
as Dr. Seccia
Dan Sauer
as Enraged Man
Andrew Neftalí Perez
as Math
Alejandro Gonzalez
as Employee #1
Matthew W. Allen
as ASA Attendee
as Heckler
Bryshere Y. Gray
as Hakeem Lyon
Anthony Taylor
as Drag Queen
Robin Roberts
as Robin Roberts
Lendale Johnson
as Model/Party Goer
Kelly Rowland
as Leah Walker
Umar Abdul-Alim
as Rap Battle Dude
Victoria Allen
as Young Woman #1
Hanna Dworkin
as Case Worker/Social Worker
as Sway Calloway
Jane Hannemann
as Carmel Dielman
Patrick Vann
as Club Goer
Stephanie Frank
as Friend of Anika/Leviticus Waitress/Scripty
Cat Washington
as Stacee Run-Run
Alexa Farneman
as Bartender
Jeffrey T. Rogers
as Detective Frost
Christopher J. Love
as Thuggish Musician
Brittani Green
as Young Mother
Damon Groves
as Street Vendor
Charlamagne Tha God
as Charlamagne Tha God
Darrionna Barnes
as Heckler #1
Jim Cantafio
as US Attorney Ippolito
Opal Staples
as Tasha
Whitney Wandland
as Choreographer
Steven Johnson
as Security
Christopher Meister
as Mike Moross
Annie McKinnie
as VIP Guest
Lauren M. Vance
as ER Nurse/Grand Juror/Nanny/Protester/VIP Guest
Gabriel Franken
as Bjorn Jorgenson
Stephen Eugene Walker
as Doctor Lockett/Psychiatrist
Kareem Hamdy
as Court Room Clerk
Janelle Snow
as Doctor
Leigh Foster
as First Paramedic
Daena Ramos
as Audience Member
M.J. Harrell
as The Dream/VIP Guest
Kimberly Ryans
as Pedestrian
Corey D. Williams
as Bellhop
Freddy Moyano
as Captain Ball's Guest
Jennifer Joan Taylor
as Dr. Shahani/Forbes Power Woman/Power Woman 2
Michael R.L. Kern
as Party Attendee/Party Guest/Reporter/Uptown Pedestrian
Joseph Sultani
as Sports VP
Rochelle Therrien
as Reporter
Sidney Starr
as Fan
Olivia Washington
as Dee
Jake Szczepaniak
as Maitre d'
Melissa DuPrey
as Thomasina/Assistant/Thomasina Rios
Jim Kozyra
as Producer #2
Christopher L Perkins
as Club Goer/Philly Club Goer
Lauren Michelle
as Gia Copeland
Christian Forrest
as Kevin
Chad Rosenberg
as Tough Guy
Sammy A. Publes
as Detective
Rebekah Ward
as Bystander
Joel Wasserman
as Exec
Alanna Lovely
as Lana Dubois/Lana Hall
Jennifer A. Goodman
as Red Carpet Attendee
Debrah Neal
as Mabel
Darcy Wood
as Singer #1 (Girl in Auditions)
Tariq Griffin
as Teen Boy #2
Suzan Fakhoury
as CT Scan Tech
Petey Pablo
as Clyde
Jason Derulo
as Jason Derulo
Dustin Laurenzi
as Alex
Bobby Daye
as Democrat (Announcer)
Kirsten Chan
as Posh Patient
Big Il
as Jamming Prisoner #3
Gary W Golden
as Bartender/Board of Directors
Paul Malave
as Miami PD
Patrick Clear
as Doctor
as Delphine
Ajiona Alexus
as Teenage Loretha/Young Cookie
Anthony Irons
as Mouse
Jonathan Helvey
as Flash Mob Dancer
Kevin Wigfall
as Webb/Guard #2/Clayton/Webb (Lucious Bodyguard)
Morela Rina Bryant
as Frank Gathers' Daughter
Jermaine Bell
as Older Black Doorman
Sierra Aylina McClain
as Nessa/Nessa Parker
Alexa Hartfield
as Treece
Nia Kay
as Insta-Thot
Mariah Carey
as Kitty
Nicholas Bailey
as Mitch Mehner
Kyra Jones
as MC
Bluu J King
as Reggie
Maya Boudreau
as Tiffany
Brookelyn Hebert
as Piper
Lisa Branch
as Vivian Plumber
Peter Goldsmith
as Businessman
Wendy Mateo
as Director
Cheyenne Herezi
as Ominous Bad Ass
Philip E. Johnson
as Doctor Bart
Cassie Ventura
as Haven Quinn
Khadijah Freeman
as Angela Bynum
James T. Alfred
as Tyree
as Olivia Lyon
Barton Fitzpatrick
as Prophetic the Poet
Kevin Tre'von Patterson
as Young Bunkie
Eric Staves
as Ammo
Bobby Richards
as Engineer/Engineer #1
A.J. Calloway
as AJ Calloway
Cuba Gooding Jr.
as Puma
Tim Decker
as Henry
Adam Rodriguez
as Laz Delgado
Mitch Gora
as Cop Exiting 20th Precinct/Intimidating Cop
Andrew White
as Colleague #1
Phylicia Rashad
as Diana DuBois
Sean Cross
as Sean Cross
Alona Leoine
as Recreation Pool Kid/Young Cookie's Friend
Marshon Thomas
as Reporter #1
M. Emmet Walsh
as Harold Blakeley
Devin C. Wilson
as Shine's Kid
T.J. Medel
as DJ Selection
A.Z. Kelsey
as Jeff Kingsley
Floyd Anthony Johns Jr.
as Shine Driver/Shine Goon #1
Japhet Balaban
as Bryson
Birgundi Baker
as Teen Carol
Tara Mallen
as Dr. Stein
Anthony Hamilton
as Anthony Hamilton
Erin Luboff
as Food Vendor/Hospital Visitor/Onlooker
Chris D. Thomas
as Casino Guest
Bryan Terrell Clark
as Tony
Beriah Yisrael
as Cop #1
Charlie Petrach
as Wedding Vidographer
Nefetari Spencer
as Sarah Landon
Sam Pearson
as Guard
Lorena Diaz
as Janice
Brittany Baker
as MSG Reporter
Jeff Parker
as Agent
Lamar Curtis
as Grand Juror/Officer McAdams
Alejandro Cordoba
as Carlos
James Vincent Meredith
as Barry Hudson
Jahmann Massey
as Orderly
Mary Beth Burns
as Judge Reid
Frances Dueñas
Bud Wheeler
as Pastor
Francesca P. Roberts
as Judge Barnes
as Devon
James Tyler
as Mason
Jack Schumacher
as Blogger
Violet Hicks
as Regan
Eric A. Lewis
as R&B Artist
Biz Markie
as Biz Markie
Ryan McBride
as Evan
James Earl Jones II
as Marcus Mitchell
Larson Lee Brumfield
as Neighborhood Kid/Stage Technician
Andre Royo
as Thirsty Rawlings
Xavier Armanno
as FBI Agent
Shannon Brown
as Little Dwight Walker
Francisco Posada
as Trap
Derrick Alexander
as Employee
Mark L. Montgomery
as Jackson Sterling
Phil Madura
as Stage Roadie
Kimberly Michelle Vaughn
as Olivia
John B. Boss
as Santa Claus
Madeleine Lambert
as Forbes Editor
William Nero Jr.
as Teenager
Kelly Maryanski
as Wardrobe Stylist
Ian Bonds
as Grip
Adrienne Lewis
as Negin
Erik Hellman
as Trauma Doctor
Michael B. Woods
as Piz
John Carrafa
as Choreographer/Director
Lyonel Reneau
as Pastry Chef
Robert Ri'chard
as Julian
Brad Jones
as Reporter
Claire VanDerLinden
as Chastity
Veronika Bozeman
as Veronica/V
Rebecca Wolfe
as Reporter #1/Reporter #2
Revon Yousif
as Harry
Frank Nall
as Transplant Surgeon
Autumn Victoria
as Little Sister
Peter DeFaria
as Detective Mitchell
Billy Dec
as Alan Lester
Andrew Tamez-Hull
as Flash Mob #35
Da Brat
as Jezzy
Justin Morgan
as Hot Delivery Man
Martin Yurek
as District Attorney
Shadana Patterson
as Nurse
Mary Kocur
as Concert Goer
Brad Armacost
as Ol' Salty
Demetrios Troy
as Micah
Anita Farmer Bergman
as Captain's Ball Guest
Timothy Hull
as Jon
as Engineer/Shine's Crew/Head Engineer/Empire Engineer (Rekkhan)/Empire Engineer/DJ/Producer/Rekkhan/Rekkhan (as Rekkhan)/Security Guard
Rafael de la Fuente
as Michael Sanchez
Jessica Klass
as Sonja (Lucious' Assistant)/Sonja/Sonja (Lucious's Assistant)
Nicholas Danos
as Empire Employee/Musician/Concert Goer
Bill Busse
as Security Guard
Rob Wilson
as Cabbie
Kelly Carevic
as Event Planner/Photographer/Stockholder Investor
Olivia Bird
as Bikini Dancer
Angela Coburn
as Party Guest
Al Vento
as FBI Tactical Leader
Anish Jethmalani
as ER Doctor
Susan M. Gordon
as Group Member #3
Gene Bryant
as Brian - Hakeem's Driver
William Smillie
as FBI Agent Todd Davis
Kash Doll
as Kash Doll
Dj Prince
as Young Hakeem
Paloma Nozicka
as Brenda/Reporter #2
Matthias Kocur
as Concert Goer
Joel Madden
as Joel Madden
Angela Yee
as Angela Yee
Nick Mazzini
as Assistant
Elizabeth Reiners
as Corporate Product Executive/Upscale Dinner Patron/V.I.P. Manhattanite
Deron J. Powell
as Engineer/Engineer #2
Don Lemon
as Don Lemon
Christopher Powell
as L'il Prince
Jen Bosworth
as Nurse
Annabel Armour
as Spokeswoman Protestor
Charin Alvarez
as Trauma Nurse
Stephen Spencer
as Tommy Davoni
Becky G
as Valentina Galindo
Larone L. Gilmore Jr.
as Bossy Records Employee
Church Lockett
as Prison Guard
Roel Navarro
as Julio Calderon
Ja'Donn JD Harris
as VIP Executive
as Shyne Johnson
Mo McRae
as J Poppa
Charles Malik Whitfield
as Reverend L.C. Pryce/Reverend L.C. Price
Pej Vahdat
as Kelly Patel
Helen Joo Lee
as Kaela
Bill K. Kenney
as PTSD Patient
Dominick Wilkins
as Shynes Hitman/Stage Hand
John Krejczyk
as Head of Leviticus Vegas Security
John Gawlik
as Police Officer
Danielle Swanson
as Reporter
Ray Austin
as John Holloway
Lee Palmer
as Judge
Tara Tyler
as Olive
J. Burton Reynolds
as Bloomberg News Anchor
Gregory Fenner
as Blogger #1/Press
Jason Singer
as Federal Judge Steven Chae
Emma Pope
as Assistant Director
Ramissa Ma'at
as Pretty Woman
Carter Dorsey
as Christian Palmer
Luke McGuire
as Reporter #1
Ayanna Bria Bakari
as Destiny DeVereaux
Vito Glazers
as Fan
Shanesia Davis
as Mrs. Calhoun/Melissa Calhoun
Aaron Stigger
as Junkie
Alicia Hilton
as Police Officer
Rumer Willis
as Tory Ash
Anthony Aigbogun
as Musician Writer
Joe Thomas
as Dax
Justin Wright
as Cameraman
Sheri Beth Dusek
as Captain's Ball Attendee
Steven Dutton
as High Roller
Jennifer Estlin
as Forbes Photographer
Mark Collins
as ER Surgeon
Shanequa Beal
as Keisha/Keisha (Carol's Kid #1)/Keisha Holloway
Michael Evans Behling
as Handsome Dude
Dale Rivera
as Arturo Calleros
Stephen Conrad Moore
as Bones
Joy Brunson
as Donna
Bria Cloyd
as Stage Manager
Jacqueline Williams
as Warden Athena Myers
Brian Keys
as Jackson Carls
Michael Oilar
as Empire Security
Karla Beard
as Muslim Lady
as Churchgoer
Andrew Micheli
as CNB Reporter
Dan White
as Paul
Bishop Stevens
as Empire Security
Natasha Laws Mick
as Protester
Reuben Glaser
as Posh Miami Hotel Guest
Tony Domino
as Reporter
Carrington Bruton
as Jill
Simone Grey Goodman
as Gay Guy #1
Carly Gelb
as Club Girl
Damon J. Gillespie
as Franklin
Brittany Beek
as Paralegal
Michael-Andre Smith
as Male Nurse
Terry Berner
as Patient
Ladonesty Fowlkes
as Mark
Aaron Snook
as Lou
Eric Gorodetsky
as Label Executive
Eliott Johnson
as Bailiff
Jeffrey McDancer
as Special Agent Koenig
Sarah Lo
as Cocktail Waitress
Jack Ruocco
as NYC Pedestrian
Michael Issac
as Emcee
Roosevelt Booker
as Driver
Jaime Lynn Henderson
as Caitlin Peters
Thomas Tong
as Cop
Cardeion Banks
as Young Tariq
Nathan Hosner
as Victor Horst
Maryam Basir
as Foxy Waitress
Lucinda Johnston
as Receptionist
Makaylo Van Peebles
as A&R Rep. #1
Kai Young
as Photographer
Kiley B. Moore
as 7 Reporter/Hollywood 24/Reporter
Tim Streetzz
as Big City
as Lavitucus Secuirity
Lindsay Diann
as Self
Rylie Traversa
as Vip
Bethany Thomas
as Singer #2 (Girl in Auditions)
Jacques Mcpherson
as Thomas Brown
Michael Adkins
as Street Rapper
Anthony Battle
as Producer 2
Reggie Baker
as Ralph Anderson
Triston Gandy
as Lucious (13 Years Old)
Gabourey Sidibe
as Becky
Belmont Cameli
as Cute Guy
Terrence Howard
as Lucious Lyon
Brian P. Weddington
as Daryl Dolan
as Tiana Brown
Tosin Morohunfola
as A-Train
Sean Blake
as Morris Loach/Morris
Charles Hamilton
as Black Rambo
Kiara Lanier
as Female Singer
Mark Harper
as Lucious Driver/Paramedic
Shane Kenyon
as Travie Wild
Trai Byers
as Andre Lyon
Chris Redd
as Roger
Preston Tate Jr.
as Patron
Sam Porretta
as Andre's Doctor

Seasons & Episodes

Season 1

2015 | 12 Episodes

Season 2

2015 | 18 Episodes

Season 3

2016 | 18 Episodes

Season 4

2017 | 18 Episodes

Season 5

2018 | 18 Episodes

Season 6

2019 | 18 Episodes




Awards & NominationsSee more »

BET Awards 2015


BET Awards

Best Actor


BET Awards

Best Actor


BET Awards

Best Actress

Critics Choice Television Awards 2015


Critics Choice Television Awards

Best Drama Series


Critics Choice Television Awards

Best Actress in a Drama Series


Critics Choice Television Awards

Most Bingeworthy Show

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