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‘Empire’: Nia Long Set To Recur In Season 3

Deadline logo Deadline 11/22/2016 Denise Petski
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Uncle Buck alumna Nia Long has booked a recurring role on the current third season of Fox’s hit hip-hop drama seriesEmpire, co-created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong.

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.

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