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Nia Long Joining the Cast of ‘Empire’

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Since bursting onto the scene in the classic 1991 film Boyz n the Hood, Nia Long hasn’t missed a beat. The actress has appeared on film and TV in a plethora of projects from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Living Single to Love Jones and The Best Man.

This year, Long has been hard at work, staring on the now-defunct ABC series Uncle Buck while booking roles on the upcoming Netflix series Dear White People, the remake of Beaches, and the film Roxanne, Roxanne, about legendary female rapper Roxanne Shanté. Now, the 46-year-old actress is adding another hit to her resume.

According to Shadow & Act, Long will join the cast of the FOX drama Empire. Long will play Giuliana aka Giusi, a “sleek, sexy, and cold-blooded” Vegas nightclub owner “who makes brash moves in the gangster underworld of New York to secure a deal with Empire.”

Sounds juicy, right?

Empire remains one of FOX’s biggest shows and this season has seen a host of star-studded guests, including Birdman, Mariah Carey, Taye Diggs, and Phylicia Rashad.