Taye Diggs Joins “Empire”

Taye Diggs is the latest celebrity to join the cast of “Empire” season 3 for a recurring role inspired by President Obama.

According to TV Line, Diggs will play the role of city councilman Angelo Dubois, who comes from a respected and affluent New York family.

With his pedigree and a Harvard law diploma, Diggs’ Angelo could have made a fortune in the private sector. Instead, he is ruled by his sense of noblesse oblige, and focuses his energies on community organizing and local politics, inviting comparisons to Barack Obama.

Empire” season 3 is set to premiere on September 21.

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