SPOILER ALERT: Nia Long Joins ‘Empire’ In Recurring Role, Will FIGHT Cookie Lyon

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Nia Long will join the cast of “Empire” in a recurring role that will have her going toe-to-toe with lioness Cookie Lyon.

Long will play Las Vegas club queenpin Giuliana, per Fox. Giuliana makes brash moves in the gangster underworld of New York to secure a deal with Empire. Sleek, sexy, and cold-blooded, she rubs elbows with Lucious and goes toe-to-toe with Cookie even as she reckons with her own mysterious past.