The Grammy-winning R&B singer will play Tasha, who is having an affair with the much-younger Hakeem, over whom she exercises considerable influence and control.
“Empire” is a 13-episode family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire featuring original and current music. Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are producers. Daniels will direct the pilot.
Gray is repped by APA, Russell Redeaux and Jason Edmonds at Stampede Management, and David Ferreria at Mark Music & Media Law P.C.
The singer/actress’ recent feature credits include “November Rule,” “Brotherly Love” and “Cardboard Boxer” (with Howard).