Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad is joining the third season of Fox’s Empire.
According to the press release, Rashad will portray Diana Dubois, a powerhouse from one of New York’s oldest and most prominent African-American families. As the mother of ambitious city Councilman Angelo Dubois (guest star Taye Diggs), she has her sights set on higher office for her only son, and she’ll stop at nothing to groom him.
Diana’s interactions with Cookie, Lucious and the rest of the Lyon clan will lay bare the stark class divides that can exist, even within the black community.
1. Epic Weekend in the books!! #RootsPicnic #Philly
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2. Great performance from @willowsmith who during her set brought out her dad and @djjazzyjeff who performed "Summertime" #rootspicnic
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3. The Queen of the Smith tribe
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4. the legendary @blackthought he is currently doing all those promos for the NBA Finals which are pretty cool.
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5. Little Willow Smith putting it down on stage with Will Smith. #lit #summertime #rootspicnic2016 #rootspicnic #epicness
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6. The dog @dmx has always been a man of the people
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7. #rootspicnic flow
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8. Legendary @djdnice who helped put together Usher's show with the Roots #rootspicnic
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9. But why is the man at the end trying to jump on 😭😂😭😂😭😭😭 #rootspicnic #omeeka
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10. @yazzthegreatest was on deck this weekend at the #RootsPicnic ... Salute to you Yazz for all your success thus far... #RootsPicnic2016 #Philly #ShayStar #DreamChasers #Empire #HakeemLyon >>> pic by @damel10