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Empire Signs Marisa Tomei to Play Lesbian Billionaire in Season 2

Marisa Tomei Joins Empire

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Oscar winner Marisa Tomei is joining Empire‘s Season 2 cast in a recurring role, TVLine has confirmed.

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.