Who Plays Nessa On Empire? Sierra A. McClain

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Actress and singer, Sierra A. McClain plays Nessa on Empire.  Nessa is Shine's (Xzibit) artist who has a beautiful voice.  Lucious Lyon doesn't like talent that he doesn't control so he'll do anything to sign her.  Lucious' determination will most likely cause friction between him and Shine.  We're not sure which character we dislike more between Lucious and Shine!

You might recognize Sierra for the R&B girl group McClain.  The group was formed in 2004 by Sierra and her two sisters China Anne and Lauryn.  She was born on March 16, 1994 and is currently 22-years-old.  Empire isn't her first major acting role.  In 2007 she played Jasmine on Tyler Perry's House of Pain.

Who Plays Nessa On Empire? Sierra A. McClain
Who Plays Nessa On Empire? Sierra A. McClain

Sierra is a perfect addition to the series considering her acting and musical talent.  The Georgia native composed the title theme for the Disney series A.N.T. Farm and in 2012 she appeared, as Syerra, on the series.

Similar to the Lyon family, McClain became interested in music after watching her father, Michael "MJ" McClain, write and produce songs.  While Cookie and Lucious' boys run the Empire McClain and her sisters prove that three females can also dominate the music industry.  We look forward to following Sierra throughout the show's third season!

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