Actress Nia Long Joins ‘Empire’


Nia Long Joins Empire for Season 3 Extended Arc

In addition to her upcoming appearance in the Lifetime remake of Beaches, fans can also expect to see actress Nia Long in a recurring capacity on this season of Empire. According to published reports, Nia, 46, will play Giuliana, a Las Vegas queen pin who makes a series of brash moves in an attempt to secure a deal with Empire.

Giuliana, described by Fox as “sleek, sexy and devilishly cold-blooded,” will reportedly get cozy with Lucious, while going toe-to-toe with Cookie. Giuliana’s secret past will reportedly play heavily into her arc, which is expected to last until the end of the season.

Giuliana will make her first appearance during the December 14th mid-season finale.

FYI, Lee Daniels’ new drama, Star, will debut right after Empire’s finale. I’ve seen the episode already, and I’ll be writing an official review within the next few days.