Macy Gray joins Lee Daniels’ ‘Empire’

macygrayThe cast announcements continue for Lee Daniels’ upcoming Fox hip-hop drama Empire. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Macy Gray will be joining Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Gabourey Sidibe and Malik Yoba in the show’s cast.

Gray will play as Tasha, “a woman having an affair with the much-younger Hakeem Lyon (Bryshere Y. Gray aka rapper Yazz The Greatest), over whom she exercises considerable influence and control.”

Although Macy Gray is known for her music (she won a Grammy, ya’ll), she’s no slouch in the acting department. Training Day, Lackawanna Blues, Idlewild, For Colored Girls are just a few of the projects she’s appeared in.

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