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A member of the Huxtable family, joins the Empire cast.

Houston native Phylicia Rashad will be joining the cast of FOX’s Empire for it’s third season. The Cosby Show veteran actress will re-emerge on prime time television as Diana Dubois, an affluent member of one of New York’s oldest and most influential African-American families.

She plays the wealthy, on-screen mother of an ambitious New York City councilman, Angelo Dubois, played by Taye Diggs.

According to reports, Mrs. Dubois has her sights set on establishing a position in “higher office.” It will be an interesting dynamic between her and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson). Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) will experience some class-dividing matters that test the strength of their family – and their business.

It’s official. One of television’s favorite moms (of all time) returns to TV. Season 3 of Empire begins September 21st on Fox.

 

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