Gabourey Sidibe Lands Leading Role in ‘Empire’

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Since making her 2009 Oscar-nominated debut in Precious, Gabourey Sidibe’s been working her way through the entertainment industry from gig to gig– most recently landing a starring role in Lee Daniels’ Empire. 

Although she’s received a plethora of roles in recent years, it’s been a struggle for her to get out of that “Precious” stigma. Perhaps her new role as “Becky”—Terrence Howard’s assistant— will show her versatility and true talent. The show also stars Taraji P. Henson, Malik Yoba, Jussie Smollett and Timbaland who will be songwriting.

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