Empire (2015 - )

Empire (2015 - )

AVERAGE TOMATOMETER

88%
86%

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

AVERAGE AUDIENCE SCORE

71%

Series Info

A music mogul plans for the future of his empire as his three sons and his ex-wife battle each other to become the next heir apparent to the hip-hop throne.

Most Recent Episode

Aired Wed, Apr 17, 2019

A Wise Father That Knows His Own Child
Empire: Season 5, A Wise Father That Knows His Own Child

Next Episode

Wed, April 24, 2019

Never Doubt I Love
Empire: Season 5, Never Doubt I Love

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Seasons

100%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2018, ABC, 18 episodes

83%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2017, ABC, 18 episodes

87%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2016, ABC, 18 episodes

87%
Critics Consensus: With masterfully melodramatic writing and gloriously glam performances, Empire is not backing down on the soapy spectacle in its second season.

2015, ABC, 18 episodes

84%
Critics Consensus: Though heavy on melodrama, Empire elevates the nighttime soap with its top-notch cast, musical entertainment, and engrossing plots.

2015, ABC, 12 episodes

Cast

Terrence Howard
as Lucious Lyon
Taraji P. Henson
as Cookie Lyon
Malik Yoba
as Vernon Turner
Jussie Smollett
as Jamal Lyon
Bryshere Y. Gray
as Hakeem Lyon
Trai Byers
as Andre Lyon
Grace Gealey
as Anika Calhoun
Grace Byers
as Anika Calhoun
Rafael De La Fuente
as MIchael Sanchez
Bre-Z Murray
as Freda Gatz
Xzibit
as Shine Johnson
Morocco Omari
as Tariq Cousins
Taye Diggs
as Angelo DuBois
Andre Royo
as Thirsty Rawlings
AzMarie
as Chicken
Leslie Uggams
as Leah Walker
Tasha Smith
as Carol Hardaway
Phylicia Rashad
as Diana DuBois
Forest Whitaker
as Eddie Barker
Wood Harris
as Damon Cross
Kelly Rowland
as Leah Walker
Mario
as DeVon
Ajiona Alexus
as Teenage Loretha
Nia Long
as Giuliana
Marisa Tomei
as Mimi Whiteman
Jeremy Carver
as Teenage Lucious
Adam Rodriguez
as Laz Delgado
Alicia Coppola
as Meghan Conway
Teyonah Parris
as Pamela Rose
James Colby
as Burleson
Scotty Tovar
as Carlito
Amanda Detmer
as Tracy Kingsley
Mo McRae
as J Poppa
Will Kinnear
as Leonard Bernstein
Jessica Klaas
as Lucious's Assistant
Tyra Ferrell
as Roxanne Ford
Pej Vahdat
as Kelly Patel
Eva Longoria
as Charlotte Frost
Bella Chanel
as Bella Lyon
Kade Wise
as Preacher Azal
Mike Moh
as Steve Cho
Patrick Mulvey
as Jago Locke
Alicia Keys
as Sky Summers
Alanna Lovely
as Lana Hall
Charles Malik Whitfield
as Reverend L.C. Price
Sean Blake
as Morris
Mark L. Montgomery
as Jackson Sterling
Becky G
as Valentina
Birgundi Baker
as Teen Carol
Lawnyae Marie
as Teen Candace
Juno
as Lonnie
Annie Ilonzeh
as Harper Scott
Judd Nelson
as Billy Beretti
Pej Vahdet
as Kelly Patel
Samuel Hunt
as Xavier Rosen
Courtney Love
as Elle Dallas
Estelle
as Delphine
Dan Flannery
as Tony "Tricky" Trichter
Alexander Gemignani
as Gino Marcone
Jennifer Hudson
as Michelle White
Matthew Yee
as Agent Hughes
Angela Yee
as Herself
Reggie Baker
as Ralph Anderson
Richard Pickren
as Dr. Simon Lambert
Chris Rock
as Frank Gathers
Tim Hopper
as Dr. Calhoun
Jacqueline Williams
as Warden Athena Myers
Nealla Gordon
as Agent Harlow Carter
Ne-Yo
as Himself
Rosie O'Donnell
as Pepper O'Leary
Cassie Ventura
as Haven Wynn
Yani Marin
as Carmen
Don Lemon
as Himself
Queen Latifah
as Carlotta Brown
Scott Diggs
as Angelo Dubois
Lihtz Kamraz
as Homeboy
Pitbull
as Himself
Swiss Beatz
as Himself
Tim Streetzz
as Big City
Jane Hannemann
as Carmel Dielman
Jennifer Latimore
as Janice Jones
Baby
as Himself
Amy J. Carle
as Elizabeth Landry
Brian King
as Jake Perlman
Victor Almanzar
as Big Heavy
Brian Boland
as Eric Nelson
Shannon Brown
as Little Dwight Walker
Petey Pablo
as Himself
Adam Poss
as Franco
David Folsom
as Mike Battaglia
Rebecca Spence
as Stacey Hayes
Ben Marten
as Max Perkins
Funkmaster Flex
as Aston Taylor
Sari Sanchez
as Raquel Alvarez
Lamar Curtis
as Officer McAdams
Alex Newell
as Hey Beautiful
Brian Keys
as Jackson Carls
Geno Walker
as Gus Rodriguez
Rob Wilson
as Cabbie
Pamela Jones
as Interviewer
Gina Gershon
as Helen Von Wyeth
Peter DeFaria
as Detective Mitchell
Kevin Banas
as Armando
William Bannon
as Steve Lawrence
Kurt Naebig
as Detective Lumley
Aston Taylor
as Aston Taylor
Steve O'Connell
as Joe Breck
Nia Kay
as Insta-Thot
Ira Amyx
as Skip Shepherd
Raj Bond
as Calvin Moore
Chris Lee
as Tommy Churner
Linda Bright Clay
as Dr. Jamilla Johnson
Justin Morgan
as Hot Delivery Man
Da Brat
as Jezzy
Catya "Cat" Washington
as Stacee Run-Run
Biz Markie
as Himself
Terry Hamilton
as Jerry Springer
Paul Stolli
as J.J. Norton
Kiara Lanier
as Janelle Monae-Type
William Dick
as Judge Claremont
Will Kinear
as Leonard Bernstein
Joel Smollett
as Karl Binyan
Ray Austin
as John Halloway
Cardeion Banks
as Young Tariq
Laura Fisher
as Dr. Gloria Rothman
APD
as Maureen Lowenstein
Emma Banks
as Dr. Banks
Ariel Richardson
as Boule Snob
Joshua Moaney
as Ezekiel Dubois
David Pasquesi
as Beekman Poser
Ivan Ellis
as ROYALE-T
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