Chicago Talent #102969 Booked For FOX’s Empire As Lucious Lyon Stand In
One of our Chicago talent, Mario V. Talent ID# 102969 was booked as a stand in for the main character on Fox’s Empire, Lucious Lyon played by Terrance Howard. Empire is an American musical drama television series which debuted on Fox in January earlier this year. Empire is a drama about a family dynasty, set within the world of music, glamour, danger, power and the drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the company.
Lucious Lyon, a former drug dealer now turned hip hop mogul and CEO of Empire Entertainment, learns he has a disease. His life begins to cave in around him following his diagnosis. Lucious, looking to groom one of his three sons Andre, Jamal, and Hakeem to take over the family business, pits them against each other. Lee Daniels and Danny Strong created the hit show, and stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Kelly Rowland, Chris Rock, Oprah Winfrey, Gabourey Sidibe, and Marisa Tomei have all appeared on episodes.