Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Lee Daniels‘ is adding more star power to his Fox series “EMPIRE.” Award-winning TV, film and stage actress Nicole Ari Parker will have a recurring role opposite Forest Whitaker.

According to BF, Parker will star as Giselle Barker, the fabulous ex-wife of Eddie Barker, played by Whitaker. She will debut during Wednesday night’s mid-season finale, “Slave to Memory.”

Season 4 has seen Lucious (Terrence Howard) battling to regain his physical and mental faculties after the explosion and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) with her own challenges, revisiting her traumatic 17 years in prison in a series of flashbacks. With Lucious coming back, Eddie is concluding his tenure at Empire but when one never knows if he can easily let go of the power he just received.

Parker most recently starred in TV One’s original movie, “Downsized” as well as ABC’s “Time After Time.” Look for her to also appear in the upcoming film “Headshop” starring Evan Ross, Loretta Devine, Deon Cole, Marla Gibbs, Kimberly Elise and Michael Jai White.

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