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Phylicia Rashad Joins Empire in a Mother of a Role

See who she's playing

Liz Raftery

Phylicia Rashad is heading to Empirefor Season 3, Entertainment Weekly reports.

TheCosby Showalum will play Diane Dubois, the mother of Taye Diggs' new character Angelo Dubois, a New York politician who's being positioned as a new love interest for Cookie (Taraji P. Henson).

Fall TV Preview: Get scoop on Empire and more returning shows

Rashad is just the latest addition to the third season of Empire, which has also booked Kid Cudi and Mariah Carey as guest stars.

Empire returns Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9/8c on Fox.