Marisa Tomei Joins 'Empire' Season 2

The 'Love Is Strange' actress will play a new character who will add dynamics into the Lyon family in the upcoming sophomore season.

AceShowbiz - %cMarisa Tomei% lands a recurring role on "Empire" for the upcoming second season. The Oscar-winning actress is tapped to play a role of Mimi Whiteman on the FOX hip-hop drama. "Welcome to #Empire, @marisatomei!" the show tweeted.

Mimi is described as a demanding venture capitalist who becomes involved with the Lyon family. The Forbes list billionaire is a lover of hip-hop, social trends, high-end fashion and beautiful women.

Season two is scheduled to be premiered on September 23. %cTerrence Howard% and %cTaraji P. Henson% return as Lucious and Cookie Lyon respectively. %cAdam Rodriguez% plays a new love interest for Cookie whose rekindled romance with ex-husband Lucious Lyon fell apart at the end of the first season. Other guests include %cChris Rock%, %cLenny Kravitz%, and %cAlicia Keys%.

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