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According to Deadline, which first broke the news, Tomei will play Mimi Whiteman, a demanding venture capitalist who becomes embroiled in Lyon family drama. A member of Forbes‘ billionairess club, Mimi is a lover of hip hop music, social trends, high-end fashion and — lesbian alert! — beautiful women.
Tomei was recently cast as Gloria Steinem in Ms., HBO’s upcoming miniseries about the social activist and feminist icon.
Empire‘s sophomore season bows Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c.