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Who is your favorite character on the Empire TV show& With another season already picked up season 1 is looking to knock it out of the park and we're ranking the best Empire TV show cast. We've already got a host of main and recurring characters, numbers which are sure to grow as the series expands. Empire fans sound off by casting your votes in the poll for the characters of this FOX drama. Are you in Team Lucious or Team Cookie? Do you want Andre, Jamal, or Hakeem Lyon to take over their father's legacy? Vote on!

Fans are loving this hit show from FOX, they can't make full episodes fast enough. Acting, music, directing, photography, all superb. The story has dragged me in, Taraji Henson is as excellent as she was in Person of Interest and Terrence Howard is awesome as the series' lead. If you haven't caught the show yet, I highly recommend it!
 
Empire is an American musical drama television series which debuted on FOX in 2015. The show centers around a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Enterprises, and the drama among the members of the founders' family as they fight for control of the company. Who are the best characters on Empire? Add your votes to the tally!

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Cookie Lyon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Cookie Lyon Taraji P. Henson - Lucious' outspoken ex-wife and mother of his three sons, who served a 17-year stretch in prison for drug dealing. She sees herself as the sacrificial lamb for Empire, which she built with Lucious, but then took the fall for when ...

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Jamal Lyon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Jamal Lyon Jussie Smollett - The middle son and black sheep of the Lyon family, a talented, gay singer-songwriter who despises the corporate aspect of the music industry and is estranged from his homophobic father.

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Lucious Lyon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Lucious Lyon Terrence Howard - A former drug dealer turned hip hop mogul and the CEO of Empire Entertainment, whose life begins to cave in around him after his past sins come back to haunt him following his being diagnosed with ALS.

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Becky Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Becky Williams Gabourey Sidibe - Executive to assistant to Lucious at Empire Entertainment.

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Hakeem Lyon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Hakeem Lyon Bryshere Gray

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Porsha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Porsha Ta'Rhonda Jones - Cookie's assistant.

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Andre Lyon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Andre Lyon Trai Byers - The eldest son of the Lyon family and CFO of Empire Entertainment. He is Wharton educated and power hungry and suffers from bipolar disorder. He is also married to his college sweetheart, Rhonda.

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Tiana Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Tiana Brown Serayah - An artist at Empire Entertainment and Hakeem's girlfriend.

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Rhonda Lyon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Rhonda Lyon Kaitlin Doubleday - Andre's manipulative and power hungry wife.

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Anika Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Anika Calhoun Grace Gealey - Head of Empire Entertainment A&R and Lucious' girlfriend.

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Dwayne "Puma" Robinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Dwayne "Puma" Robinson Cuba Gooding, Jr. - A songwriter and old associate of Cookie and Lucious.

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Carol Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Carol Hardaway Tasha Smith - Cookie's sister.

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Michael Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Michael Sanchez Rafael de La Fuente - Jamal's boyfriend.

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Vernon Turner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Vernon Turner Malik Yoba - Lucious' longtime friend and business partner, and chairman of Empire Entertainment.

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Elle Dallas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Elle Dallas Courtney Love - A hard rock powerhouse and one of the artists at the label.

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Nessa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
boo-boo-kitty-online added Nessa Sierra McClain - Sierra McClain plays Nessa on the Empire TV show. http://www.empireboobookitty.com/2016/09/who-plays-nessa-on-empire-sierra-mcclain.html

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Veronica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Veronica V. Bozeman - One of the artists at the label.

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Tasha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Tasha Macy Gray - Hakeem's older lover who exercises control over him.

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Camilla is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Camilla Naomi Campbell - One of Hakeem's older lovers.

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Agent Harlow Carter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Empire Characters, Ranked
Agent Harlow Carter Nealla Gordon - An FBI agent working with Cookie.