Things just got a little more interesting in the world of Cookie, Lucius and the rest of the Empire family.

As first reported by Deadline, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei has signed on to the hit series in a recurring role. Marisa’s last television series appearance was during Season 3 of the hit FX series Rescue Me.

Marisa will play Mimi Whiteman, a demanding venture capitalist who becomes involved in Lyon family drama. A Forbes list billionairess, Mimi is a lover of hip hop music, social trends, high-end fashion and beautiful women.

Marisa joins the growing list of high profile guest stars for Season 2 that already includes Chris Rock, Alicia Keys & Lenny Kravitz. Could we see a showdown between Cookie and Mimi? We will just have to wait and see!

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