Empire TV show was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, and debuted on Fox on January 7, 2015. It was an immediate success and on January 17, 2015, Empire was renewed for an 18-episode second season which premiered on September 23, 2015. Don’t you like it? Tell us your opinion now. Empire stars Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, and Taraji P. Henson as Loretha “Cookie” Lyon as well as Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, and Bryshere Y. Gray as Hakeem Lyon, who play as the three children of Lucius and Cookie.
Hakeem is Lucious’ favorite child, and a hip hop star on the rise. A complicate and attractive personality. Today, listen to Bryshere Gray speaking about his role.
“He’s the child of a billionaire who doesn’t have any guidance on being a man in this world, so he gets advice and his strategies from mistakes he makes in life. He’s very reckless. He’s a kid that’s trying to grow, so you get to see him grow in front of your eyes.”
Remember that at 16 years old, Bryshere Gray, who uses the stage name Yazz The Greatest, discovered a passion for music. He began to use his talent as a street performer and his efforts finally led to a partnership with manager Charlie Mack. From then, he has performed at a variety of music festivals in the Philadelphia area and in 2015, Gray began his first acting role as Hakeem Lyon on the Fox drama TV series Empire.
Gray was nominated 3 times in his first year: 2015: Choice TV: Breakout Star: Empire (Nominated); 2015: Choice TV: Chemistry: Empire (Nominated); and 2015: Choice Music: Song From a Movie or TV Show: “You’re So Beautiful” with Jussie Smollett (Nominated).