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Empire (2015 - )

Empire (2015 - )





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

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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, May 23, 2018

The Empire Unpossess'd
Empire: Season 4, The Empire Unpossess'd

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Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2017, FOX, 18 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
Grace Gealey
as Anika Calhoun, Anika Gibbons
Macy Gray
as Tasha
Grace Byers
as Anika Calhoun
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
Forest Whitaker
as Eddie Barker
Tasha Smith
as Carol Hardaway
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
Teyonah Parris
as Pamela Rose
James Colby
as Burleson
Mo McRae
as J Poppa
Will Kinnear
as Leonard Bernstein
Derek Luke
as Malcom
Jessica Klaas
as Lucious's Assistant
Tyra Ferrell
as Roxanne Ford
Eva Longoria
as Charlotte Frost
Kade Wise
as Preacher
Mike Moh
as Steve Cho
Alicia Keys
as Skye Summers
Alanna Lovely
as Lana Hall
Charles Malik Whitfield
as Reverend L.C. Price
Sean Blake
as Morris
Becky G
as Valentina
Birgundi Baker
as Teen Carol
Lawnyae Marie
as Teen Candace
as Lonnie
Annie Ilonzeh
as Harper Scott
Judd Nelson
as Billy Beretti
Samuel Hunt
as Xavier Rosen
as Delphine
Courtney Love
as Elle Dallas
Mark L. Montgomery
as Jackson Sterling
Dan Flannery
as Tony "Tricky" Trichter
Alexander Gemignani
as Gino Falcone
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
Chris "Ludacris" Bridges
as Officer Mcknight
Tim Hopper
as Dr. Calhoun
Jacqueline Williams
as Warden Athena Myers
Shanesia Davis-Williams
as Melissa Calhoun
Nealla Gordon
as Agent Harlow Carter
Rosie O'Donnell
as Pepper O'Leary
as Himself
Cassie Ventura
as Haven Quinn
Yani Marin
as Carmen
Don Lemon
as Himself
Queen Latifah
as Carlotta Brown
Lee Daniels
as Himself
Scott Diggs
as Angelo Dubois
Al Sharpton
as Himself
Lihtz Kamraz
as Homeboy
Swiss Beatz
as Himself
as Himself
Pej Vahdet
as Kelly Patel
Jane Hannemann
as Carmel Dielman
as Himself
Adam Poss
as Franco
Petey Pablo
as Himself
Victor Almanzar
as Big Heavy
Lupe Fiasco
as Himself
Shannon Brown
as Little Dwight Walker
Brian King
as Jake Perlman
Ben Marten
as Max Perkins
Geno Walker
as Gus Rodriguez
Pej Vahdat
as Kelly Patel
Rob Wilson
as Cabbie
Sari Sanchez
as Raquel Alvarez
Funkmaster Flex
as Aston Taylor
Lamar Curtis
as Officer McAdams
Peter DeFaria
as Detective Mitchell
Gina Gershon
as Helen Von Wyeth
Snoop Dogg
as Himself
Pamela Jones
as Interviewer
Kevin Banas
as Armando
Aston Taylor
as Aston Taylor
Kurt Naebig
as Detective Lumley
Ira Amyx
as Skip Shepherd
Chris Lee
as Tommy Churner
Linda Bright Clay
as Dr. Jamilla Johnson
Raj Bond
as Calvin Moore
Biz Markie
as Himself
Justin Morgan
as Hot Delivery Man
Kiara Lanier
as Janelle Monae-Type
Terry Hamilton
as Jerry Springer
Catya "Cat" Washington
as Stacee Run-Run
William Dick
as Judge Claremont
Da Brat
as Jezzy
Ray Austin
as John Halloway
Will Kinear
as Leonard Bernstein
Laura Fisher
as Dr. Gloria Rothman
Cardeion Banks
as Young Tariq
Ariel Richardson
as Boule Snob
Emma Banks
as Dr. Banks
Joshua Moaney
as Ezekiel Dubois
David Pasquesi
as Beekman Poser
Ivan Ellis
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