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Marisa Tomei Is Joining Season 2 of 'Empire' and We Can't Wait for Her Face-Off With Cookie!

by Leanne Aguilera 3:00 PM PDT, July 02, 2015
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Empire is adding yet another A-lister to its second season!

Oscar winner Marisa Tomei has been tapped for a recurring role on Fox's smash hip hop drama, ETonline confirms. The brunette beauty will play Mimi Whiteman, a demanding venture capitalist -- and Forbes list billionairess! -- who quickly gets entangled in the Lyon family drama.

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According to Deadline, which first reported the news, Mimi is labeled as a lover of "hip hop music, social trends, high-end fashion, and beautiful women." Based on this description, we have a feeling that Mimi and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) will either be fast friends or vicious foes – and we can't wait to find out!

Empire‘s sophomore season debuts Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

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