Rafael de la Fuente stakes his claim in 'Empire'

Rafael de la Fuente from ‘Empire’ was with us. He plays Jamal's boyfriend Michael, and as it's been made very clear to both of them, Jamal’s father Lucious does not approve.

De la Fuente was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He started his actor career in 2009 with role in the Telemundo telenovela, Más sabe el diablo. He later appeared in another telenovela called Aurora, and in 2011 was cast in the recurring role in the Nickelodeon Latin America fantasy series, Grachi, playing Diego Forlán. In the second season he became part of the main cast. In 2014, he appeared on Every Witch Way, an English-language remake of Grachi.

In 2015, de la Fuente appeared in the recurring role as Michael Sanchez, the boyfriend of Jamal Lyon (played by Jussie Smollett), in the FOX musical primetime soap opera, Empire.

'Empire' airs Wednesday night at 8:00pm - right here on FOX.

Follow Rafael de la Fuente on Twitter: @RafaelDLF

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