The 44-year-old actress has been making waves on her hit FOX show
, and tells Uptown
that she's proud to join the ranks of primetime divas Viola Davis on How To Get Away with Murder
and Kerry Washington on Scandal.
"It feels good that there's not just one black person," she gushed. "I don't like that we get fixated on one or two at a time, or three at a time. If you look at Caucasian Hollywood, every year there's a handful of new faces you've never seen before, then after that, they got five movies coming out and they're introducing you to more talent. So I'm just so happy to see what's happening on television right now. We have options and that's how it should be."