Nia Long Lands “Empire” Role
Nia Long is joining the cast of “Empire.” The veteran actress has been tapped for a recurring role on the Lee Daniels series as a Las Vegas queenpin name Giuliana.
Long will play Giuliana (Giusi), a queenpin who runs a club in Las Vegas and makes brash moves in the gangster underworld of New York to secure a deal with Empire. Sleek, sexy, and cold-blooded, she rubs elbows with Lucious (Terrence Howard) and goes toe-to-toe with Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) even as she reckons with her own mysterious past.
Long, who starred as Alexis on ABC’s Uncle Buck, most recently appeared in feature Keanu and was cast in a recurring role in Netflix’s Dear White People. She’s repped by CAA, Primary Wave and Meyer & Downs.
She joins other notable guest stars/recurring players on the current Season 3 of Empire including recently announced Rumer Willis, Mariah Carey, Taye Diggs, Birdman and French Montana.
Nia also recently announced that she’s joining the cast of “Dear White People.”
You go girl!