Who is Jussie Smollett? A Primer on the Talented ‘Empire’ Star

Photo: WENN Are you watching “Empire” yet? If not, we suggest hightailing it to the nearest television and catching up on the FOX drama, which—for all its camp and overt network-ness—is really, really enjoyable. Much like FX’s biker drama “Sons of Anarchy,” which was a leather-clad retelling of Hamlet, “Empire” too borrows from the Bard, basing the show’s central relationship between father and three sons on “King Lear.” That father is played by Terrence Howard, former thug turned millionaire music industry titan Lucious Lyon, who—after getting a grim health diagnosis—realizes he needs to…

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