The 'Cosby Show' star will recur on the Fox hit's third season as a pivotal parent
One of the most famous TV mothers of all time is about to play another matriarch: EW has exclusively learned that Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) will recur as Taye Diggs’ mother on Fox’s Empire.
Rashad plays the wealthy Diana Dubois, whose son, Angelo (Diggs), is a prominent New York politician and a new love interest for Cookie (Taraji P. Henson).
Rashad isn’t the only season 3 newcomer: Scott Mescudi, a.k.a. Kid Cudi, is playing a rapper named Gram, a rival to Hakeem (Bryshere “Yazz” Gray); French Montana will appear as music mogul Vaughn, a member of Lucious Lyon’s (Terrence Howard) inner circle; and Mariah Carey is playing a singer named Kitty who joins Jamal (Jussie Smollett) in the recording studio.
Empire premieres on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. on Fox.