Empire is bringing in big money in Season 2.
Marisa Tomei has booked a recurring role on the hip hop drama for Season 2. According to TVLine she will play billionaire Mimi Whiteman.
Whiteman is a member of the billionaires club who finds herself getting into the Lyon family drama. Mimi is a very glamorous and impressive woman. She enjoys hip hop, fashion and beautiful women. At least we know she’ll be immune to Lucious’ charms…in a romantic sense at least.
Empire is shoring up its cast for Season 2. Adam Rodriguez, coming off Magic Mike XXL, will also recur as a promoter and love interest of Cookie’s. Alica Keys, Chris Rock and Lenny Kravitz will also make appearances. We don’t knwo who Keys and Kravitz will be playing, but Rock has been revealed to be someone Lucious meets in prison.
Tomei is set to play Gloria Steinem in the HBO miniseries Ms. Her other television credits include A Different World and Rescue Me.
Empire is set to return September 23 for its sophomore season.