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Empire (2015 - )

Empire (2015 - )





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

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, Dec 6, 2017

Cupid Painted Blind
Empire: Season 4, Cupid Painted Blind

Next Episode

Wed, December 13, 2017

Slave to Memory
Empire: Season 4, Slave to Memory

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Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2017, FOX, 9 episodes

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2016, FOX, 18 episodes

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

2015, FOX, 18 episodes

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

2015, FOX, 12 episodes


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
Macy Gray
as Tasha
Grace Gealey
as Anika Calhoun, Anika Gibbons
Kaitlin Doubleday
as Rhonda Lyon
Rafael De La Fuente
as MIchael Sanchez
as Tiana
Bre-Z Murray
as Freda Gatz
as Shine Johnson
Morocco Omari
as Tariq Cousins
Taye Diggs
as Angelo Dubois
Andre Royo
as Thirsty Rawlings
as Chicken
Leslie Uggams
as Leah Walker
Phylicia Rashad
as Diana DuBois
Tobias Truvillion
as Derek Major
Kelly Rowland
as Leah Walker
Ajiona Alexus
as Teenage Loretha
Nia Long
as Giuliana Green
Marisa Tomei
as Mimi Whiteman
Rumer Willis
as Tory Ash
Jeremy Carver
as Teenage Lucious
Adam Rodriguez
as Laz Delgado
Tasha Smith
as Carol Hardaway
Teyonah Parris
as Pamela Rose
Derek Luke
as Malcom
Jessica Klaas
as Lucious's Assistant
Tyra Ferrell
as Roxanne Ford
Eva Longoria
as Charlotte Frost
Forest Whitaker
as Eddie Barker
Mike Moh
as Steve Cho
Alicia Keys
as Skye Summers
James Colby
as Burleson
Mo McRae
as J Poppa
Alanna Lovely
as Lana Hall
Sean Blake
as Morris
Becky G
as Valentina
Birgundi Baker
as Teen Carol
Lawnyae Marie
as Teen Candace
Annie Ilonzeh
as Harper Scott
Judd Nelson
as Billy Beretti
Samuel Hunt
as Xavier Rosen
Courtney Love
as Elle Dallas
as Delphine
Jennifer Hudson
as Michelle White
Dan Flannery
as Tony "Tricky" Trichter
Alexander Gemignani
as Gino Falcone
Matthew Yee
as Agent Hughes
Angela Yee
as Herself
Reggie Baker
as Ralph Anderson
Will Kinnear
as Leonard Bernstein
Richard Pickren
as Dr. Simon Lambert
Chris "Ludacris" Bridges
as Officer Mcknight
Chris Rock
as Frank Gathers
Tim Hopper
as Dr. Calhoun
Shanesia Davis-Williams
as Melissa Calhoun
as Himself
Rosie O'Donnell
as Pepper O'Leary
Nealla Gordon
as Agent Harlow Carter
Don Lemon
as Himself
Charles Malik Whitfield
as Reverend L.C. Price
Yani Marin
as Carmen
Queen Latifah
as Carlotta Brown
Lee Daniels
as Himself
Lihtz Kamraz
as Homeboy
Al Sharpton
as Himself
Scott Diggs
as Angelo Dubois
as Himself
Swiss Beatz
as Himself
as Himself
Jane Hannemann
as Carmel Dielman
Shannon Brown
as Little Dwight Walker
Brian King
as Jake Perlman
Adam Poss
as Franco
Petey Pablo
as Himself
Victor Almanzar
as Big Heavy
Sari Sanchez
as Raquel Alvarez
Funkmaster Flex
as Aston Taylor
Lamar Curtis
as Officer McAdams
Ben Marten
as Max Perkins
Geno Walker
as Gus Rodriguez
Rob Wilson
as Cabbie
Peter DeFaria
as Detective Mitchell
Gina Gershon
as Helen Von Wyeth
Snoop Dogg
as Himself
Pamela Jones
as Interviewer
Ira Amyx
as Skip Shepherd
Jacqueline Williams
as Warden Athena Myers
Aston Taylor
as Aston Taylor
Kurt Naebig
as Detective Lumley
Linda Bright Clay
as Dr. Jamilla Johnson
Chris Lee
as Tommy Churner
Biz Markie
as Himself
Justin Morgan
as Hot Delivery Man
Kiara Lanier
as Janelle Monae-Type
Catya "Cat" Washington
as Stacee Run-Run
William Dick
as Judge Claremont
Da Brat
as Jezzy
Ray Austin
as John Halloway
Laura Fisher
as Dr. Gloria Rothman
Cardeion Banks
as Young Tariq
Ariel Richardson
as Boule Snob
Joshua Moaney
as Ezekiel Dubois
Ivan Ellis
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