American Horror Story: Coven's Gabourey Sidibe Joins Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama

Published 03/10 2014 07:32PM

Updated 03/10 2014 07:32PM

Gabourey Sidibe | Photo Credits: Dan MacMedan/WireImage

Gabourey Sidibe is reteaming with her Precious director Lee Daniels for his new Fox hip-hop drama Empire, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sidibe, who earned an Oscar nomination for her role in Precious, has booked a recurring role on the series. The pilot stars Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, the head of a record label and Taraji P. Henson as his ex-wife, Cookie. Sidibe will play Becky, Lucious' hardworking assistant.

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Empire is written by The Butler scribe Danny Strong and will feature music by Timbaland.

Following her breakout role in Precious, Sidibe starred on Showtime's cancer comedy The Big C before snagging the role of Queenie on American Horror Story: Coven.



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