Nia Long Lands Recurring Role On “Empire”
Nia Long has landed a recurring role on the current third season of Fox’s drama series Empire. She 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.
Other big name guest stars/recurring cast on the current season 3 included recently announced French Montana, Mariah Carey, Taye Diggs and Birdman.
Empire is TV series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong which debuted on January 7, 2015 on Fox. Although filmed in Chicago, the show is based in New York and it centers on a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the company.
Nia is best known for her roles in the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Third Watch, and the films In Too Deep, Boyz n the Hood, Friday, Boiler Room, Soul Food, Love Jones, The Best Man, Big Momma’s House, Are We There Yet? and the sequels to the latter three films.