Taye Diggs: Who Will He Play on Empire Season 3?

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Taye Diggs is on his way to Fox.

Or, to be more accurate, Taye Diggs is on his way to the biggest hit Fox has seen in years.

Taye Diggs on TNT

The veteran actor (Private Practice, Murder in the First) has landed a recurring role on Empire Season 3, multiple insiders confirm.

Pencil it in, because he will be making his debut on the September 21 premiere.

Just who will Diggs portray on the wildly popular drama?

Angelo Dubois, a city councilman who is part of from a respected and affluent New York family.

Multiple outlets are making comparisons between this character and Barack Obama (yes, that Barack Obama!) because Angelo has a resume that includes a Harvard law diploma.

He could have made a truckload of cash in the private sector.

However, overcome by sense of noblesse oblige, Dubois focuses his time and his energy instead on on community organizing and local politics.

Might he come on board as a love interest for Cookie?

Empire Season 3 Poster

Other Empire Season 3 guest stars already announced include:

  • Sierra McClain
  • French Montana
  •  Birdman (as himself)

As TV Line also reported last month, rapper-actor Xzibit – who joined Empire Season 2 as Lucious’ drug-dealin’, music-makin’ rival, Shyne Johnson – has been promoted to a series regular.

What do you think of Diggs' casting?

Which of the above guest stars has you most excited?

And is it September 21 yet?!? Come on, calendar, flip already!

If you need to catch up to see where Diggs fits in, you can watch Empire online right here at TV Fanatic!

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Cookie's coming home.


I started selling drugs when I was 9 years old in Philadelphia. I did it to feed myself. But it was the music that played in my head that kept me alive when I thought I was going to get shot. And it was the melodies that I dreamt about that keep me warm when I was sleeping in the streets.