Taye Diggs Joins ‘Empire’ Cast

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Move over Lucious, there’s another player in the mix–Taye Diggs. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Best Man alum will be joining Fox’s hit drama when it returns for season three in the fall.

Reportedly, Diggs will play an up and coming New York politician who has an Ivy League degree and hails from an influential family.

Empire star Taraji P. Henson apparently broke the news when she told EW Diggs owes her a thank you gift.

“I requested Taye Diggs you know. Taye Diggs you owe me a Chanel bag!” the actress joked.  “Okay whoever I get a job for on Empire, you owe me a Chanel bag.”

Henson also gave a little bit of a scoop on what we can expect from Diggs’ character.

“Well, he’s sexy and he’s a smart politician. That’s all I know right now. And he loves him some cookies. And I hear he has, supposedly a very famous mother but I’m not sure… I’m not gonna start that rumor.”

Loves him some cookies, huh? We know what that means.


Currently, Diggs is starring on the TNT drama Murder In the First, and he’s also coming off a successful recurring role opposite Morris Chestnut on Fox’s Rosewood.

While not much is know about Diggs’ storyline, knowing the folks over at Empire, it’s going to be juicy!

Empire returns for season 3 on September 21.