According to People Uggams has been dazzling fans on the big screen for the last six decades. She made her acting debut in 1951 on the ABC show Beulah. In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks she will play Henrietta's best friend who happens to be her cousin. Despite already being filthy rich, Oprah has somehow found some motivation to keep working. She plays Mavis McCready on her television series Greenleaf and she'll be playing Deborah Lacks in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
|Lucious Lyon's Mother Leslie Uggams|
The book was written in 2010 by author, Rebecca Skloot. It's a nonfiction story about Henrietta Lacks, the African American woman whose cancer cells were used to create HeLa, an immortal cell line which has been used for scientific research.
Uggams aka Leah Walker will have some explaining to do once Empire returns. On the Season 2 finale we found out that found out that Tariq Cousins is his half-brother. It turns out that Tariq isn't only a fed, he has a personal vendetta against Lucious. Leah doesn't play by anyone's rules and is yet to explain her side of the story.