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Marisa Tomei joins 'Empire' for Season 2

By Karen Butler
Marisa Tomei joins 'Empire' for Season 2
Actress Marisa Tomei is to co-star in Season 2 of "Empire." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- Fox has announced Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei is joining the ensemble of Empire for Season 2.

"Welcome to Empire, Marisa Tomei!!" read Friday's message on the hit show's Facebook page.

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The post included a link to a Deadline report that described Tomei's Mimi Whiteman character as a "Forbes list billionairess... a lover of hip hop music, social trends, high-end fashion and beautiful women."

Starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, the drama series follows a family that has built its fortune in the music industry.

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