Empire Season 2 Adds Marisa Tomei as Lesbian Billionaire

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Marisa Tomei is one of the latest movie stars visiting the small screen.

Tomei is joining Empire Season 2 as Mimi Whiteman, a venture capitalist, demanding in nature, who becomes involved in Lyon family drama. Mimi is a billionaire, a lover of hip hop music, social trends, high-end fashion and beautiful women. 

Use your imagination to connect the dots between her character to the family drama!

Marisa Tomei

Although rarely venturing into television, Empire isn't the only iron Tomei has in the fire. She's also developing a Gloria Steinem miniseries for HBO alongside George Clooney which she'll not only produce, but in which she'll star as the titular feminist.

Other guest stars coming to Empire this season include Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz.

If you've missed out on this stellar drama, you can watch Empire online via TV Fanatic.

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer and critic for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Critic's Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, conversing with cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone who will listen. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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