(AllHipHop News)Empire is adding an award-winning actress to its cast.
Phylicia Rashad is set to portray Diana Dubois on the hit Fox series.
Dubois is the mother of an ambitious city councilman named Angelo Dubois (Taye Diggs).
Throughout her career, Rashad has appeared in numerous television shows and films, including last year's Creed. She earned Emmy nominations for playing Clair Huxtable on the classic NBC sitcom The Cosby Show.
The Hip-Hop musical is scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, September 21 at 9 pm ET.