Grace Gealey: Top Executive To The FOX Hit 'Empire'

Grace Gealey co-stars on ‘Empire' as Anika, a gal whose boyfriend Lucious, played by Terrence Howard, is head of the company where she is a top executive. In this scene, Anika has just found out that Lucious had her father commit fraud for the company.

Fun facts about Grace Gealey (Source: Wikipedia)

Grace is an Caymanian-American actress, known for her role as Anika Calhoun in the Fox musical prime time soap opera, Empire.

Gealey was born in Butler, PA and was raised in the Cayman Islands from the age of 2. After moving back to the United States, she received her Bachelor's in Theater Arts at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Gealey later attended the University of California in Irvine where she received her Master's on Fine Arts in acting.

Gealey later moved to New York where she performed in the off-Broadway stage, including roles in Venus Flytrap: A Femme Noir Mystery Rent. In 2013, she performed in the Chicago productions of The Misanthrope and Tartuffe.

In 2014, Gealey was cast as Anika Calhoun in the Fox musical prime time soap opera, Empire opposite Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. The series debuted on January 7, 2015.

‘Empire' airs Wednesday nights at 9:00pm on FOX.

Follow Grace Gealey on Twitter: @gracegealey

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