Phylicia Rashad has landed a recurring role on FOX’s Empire. Rashad will recur as Diana Dubois, a powerhouse from one of New York’s oldest and most prominent African-American families.
Rashad’s character is also the on-screen mother of Taye Diggs, who will portray an ambitious city councilman, Angelo Dubois. Diana (Rashad) has her sights set on higher office for her only son and she’ll stop at nothing to groom him. Her interactions with Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), Lucious (Terrence Howard) and the rest of the Lyon clan will lay bare the stark class divides that can exist, even within the black community.
“Empire” returns to Fox on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m.