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Empire (2015 - 2020)

Empire (2015 - 2020)

AVERAGE TOMATOMETER

84%

AVERAGE AUDIENCE SCORE

70%

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.

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Empire Photos

Seasons

No Tomatometer score yet...

2019, FOX, 19 episodes

83%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2018, FOX, 18 episodes

83%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2017, FOX, 18 episodes

87%
Critics Consensus: Even if Empire's third season no longer feels fresh, it's still worth tuning in to see Taraji P. Henson in action.

2016, FOX, 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, FOX, 18 episodes

83%
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

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
Macy Gray
as Tasha
Grace Byers
as Anika Calhoun
Grace Gealey
as Anika Calhoun, Anika Gibbons
Kaitlin Doubleday
as Rhonda Lyon
Rafael De La Fuente
as MIchael Sanchez
Serayah
as Tiana
Bre-Z Murray
as Freda Gatz
Xzibit
as Shine Johnson
Morocco Omari
as Tariq Cousins
AzMarie
as Chicken
Taye Diggs
as Angelo DuBois
Andre Royo
as Thirsty Rawlings
Leslie Uggams
as Leah Walker
Tasha Smith
as Carol Hardaway
Wood Harris
as Damon Cross
A.Z. Kelsey
as Jeff Kingsley
Mario
as DeVon
Phylicia Rashad
as Diana DuBois
Amanda Detmer
as Tracy Kingsley
Forest Whitaker
as Eddie Barker
Derek Luke
as Malcom
Ajiona Alexus
as Teenage Loretha
Pej Vahdat
as Kelly Patel
Jeremy Carver
as Teenage Lucious
Kelly Rowland
as Leah Walker
Alicia Coppola
as Meghan Conway
Rumer Willis
as Tory Ash
Keesha Sharp
as Dr. Paula Wick
Nia Long
as Giuliana
Marisa Tomei
as Mimi Whiteman
Bella Chanel
as Bella Lyon
Adam Rodriguez
as Laz Delgado
Teyonah Parris
as Pamela Rose
James Colby
as Burleson
David Banner
as Philly Street
Scotty Tovar
as Carlito
Mo McRae
as J Poppa
Will Kinnear
as Leonard Bernstein
Jessica Klaas
as Lucious's Assistant
Tyra Ferrell
as Roxanne Ford
Eva Longoria
as Charlotte Frost
Alexandra Gray
as Melody Barnes
Kade Wise
as Preacher Azal
Mike Moh
as Steve Cho
Judd Nelson
as Billy Beretti
Alanna Lovely
as Lana Hall
Patrick Mulvey
as Jago Locke
Alicia Keys
as Sky Summers
Joss Stone
as Wynter
Alexandra Grey
as Melody Barnes
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
Melissa DuPrey
as Thomasina
Lawnyae Marie
as Teen Candace
Juno
as Lonnie
Juno
as Lonnie
Angela Yee
as Herself
Annie Ilonzeh
as Harper Scott
Stephen Eugene Walker
as Doctor Lockett
Pej Vahdet
as Kelly Patel
Akron Watson
as Eric Houston
Terrell Carter
as Warren Hall
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
William Smillie
as FBI Agent Todd Davis
Reggie Baker
as Ralph Anderson
Richard Pickren
as Dr. Simon Lambert
Audrey Francis
as FBI Agent
Steve O'Connell
as Joe Breck
Chris "Ludacris" Bridges
as Officer Mcknight
Chris Rock
as Frank Gathers
Tim Hopper
as Dr. Calhoun
Jacqueline Williams
as Warden Athena Myers
Shanesia Davis
as Melissa Calhoun
Nealla Gordon
as Agent Harlow Carter
Ne-Yo
as Himself
Rosie O'Donnell
as Pepper O'Leary
Jennifer Latimore
as Janice Jones
Cassie Ventura
as Haven Wynn
Lee Daniels
as Himself
Yani Marin
as Carmen
Don Lemon
as Himself
Queen Latifah
as Carlotta Brown
Al Sharpton
as Himself
Lihtz Kamraz
as Homeboy
Scott Diggs
as Angelo Dubois
Kash Doll
as Kash Doll
Swiss Beatz
as Himself
Pitbull
as Himself
Swizz Beatz
as Himself
Baby
as Himself
Tim Streetzz
as Big City
Jane Hannemann
as Carmel Dielman
Amy J. Carle
as Elizabeth Landry
Chaka Khan
as Herself
Brian King
as Jake Perlman
Adam Poss
as Franco
Brian Boland
as Eric Nelson
Shannon Brown
as Little Dwight Walker
Petey Pablo
as Himself
Victor Almanzar
as Big Heavy
Lupe Fiasco
as Himself
Sari Sanchez
as Raquel Alvarez
Rebecca Spence
as Stacey Hayes
Geno Walker
as Gus Rodriguez
Lamar Curtis
as Officer McAdams
Funkmaster Flex
as Aston Taylor
Alex Newell
as Hey Beautiful
David Folsom
as Mike Battaglia
Barton Fitzpatrick
as Prophetic the Poet
Brian Keys
as Jackson Carls
Ben Marten
as Max Perkins
Rob Wilson
as Cabbie
Pamela Jones
as Interviewer
Snoop Dogg
as Himself
Peter DeFaria
as Detective Mitchell
William Bannon
as Steve Lawrence
Nefetari Spencer
as Sarah Landon
Gina Gershon
as Helen Von Wyeth
Kevin Banas
as Armando
Kurt Naebig
as Detective Lumley
Aston Taylor
as Aston Taylor
Ira Amyx
as Skip Shepherd
Nia Kay
as Insta-Thot
Raj Bond
as Calvin Moore
Chris Lee
as Tommy Churner
Linda Bright Clay
as Dr. Jamilla Johnson
Terry Hamilton
as Jerry Springer
Da Brat
as Jezzy
Kiara Lanier
as Janelle Monae-Type
Justin Morgan
as Hot Delivery Man
Paul Stolli
as J.J. Norton
Catya "Cat" Washington
as Stacee Run-Run
Biz Markie
as Himself
William Dick
as Judge Claremont
Joel Smollett
as Karl Binyan
Ray Austin
as John Halloway
Will Kinear
as Leonard Bernstein
Laura Fisher
as Dr. Gloria Rothman
APD
as Maureen Lowenstein
Cardeion Banks
as Young Tariq
D.B. Sweeney
as Elvis Stone
Ariel Richardson
as Boule Snob
Emma Banks
as Dr. Banks
James Farruggio
as Jay Fanshaw
Joshua Moaney
as Ezekiel Dubois
David Pasquesi
as Beekman Poser
Tai'isha Davis
as A List Musician
Jesse Dabson
as Estate Lawyer
Jim Kozyra
as Producer #2
Marguerite Genard
as Photographer
Lizzy Leigh
as Corporate Office Employee
Matty Ryan
as Travis Wilson
McKenzie Chinn
as Thea Matthis
Mike Geraghty
as Security Guard
Kellye Howard
as Creative Director
Jennifer Estlin
as Forbes Photographer
Amir Abdullah
as Orderly #1
Angela Peel
as Exec #2
Ivan Ellis
as ROYALE-T
Josh Odor
as DEA Agent
Phillip Payne
as Elderly Barber
Jeremy Isaiah Earl
as Joseph Walker
Paloma Nozicka
as Reporter #2
Chike Johnson
as Samson Jones
Roel Navarro
as Julio Calderon
Kenn E. Head
as Father of the Bride
William E. Smith
as Lavar Smith
Lil Buck
as Lil Buck
Charles D. Clark
as Cookie Security
Michael Lewis
as Young Vernon
Bill Bannon
as Steve Lawrence
Raven Whitley
as Celebrity Emcee
Nicole Bush
as Principal
Richard David
as Customer #3
Abigail Boucher
as Respiratory Therapist
Michael Rawlins
as Mr. Givens
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