Where Is Empire Filmed?

Cookie and Lucious are big deals.  They travel the world on Empire as famous music moguls.  The former couple often roam but they always find their way back home!

where is empire filmed?
Where Is Empire Filmed?

The success of Fox’s award-winning hip-hop series has people asking numerous questions that involve all the show’s details, including: Where is Empire filmed?


Where is Empire filmed?
Where is Empire filmed?

The Empire TV show is filmed at Chicago’s Cinespace Film Studios.

Filming in Chicago has to be great for Terrence Howard, who plays Lucious Lyon, as he was born in Chicago although the actor was raised in Cleveland, Ohio.

Filming in Chicago is also special for Ta’Rhonda Jones, who plays Porsha on the Empire TV show.  Jones was born and raised in Chicago.

TV Shows Filmed in Chicago

If you are anything like me you immediately think of Oprah when someone mentions Chicago TV shows.  
Oprah was one of many TV shows filmed in Chicago.  Ta’Rhonda Jones recently appeared in Chicago PD which is also filmed in the city.  Here are some additional Chicago TV shows:
  • Against the Wall
  • Bait Car
  • Bar Rescue
  • Betrayal
  • Billy Connoly’s Route 66
  • Boss
  • Cake Boss
  • Chef Hunter
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago Med
  • Chicago PD
  • Cooper & Stone
  • Crisis
  • Deadly Women
  • Decoded
  • Dr. Laura Berman
  • Fashion Chicago
  • First Date
  • Four Weddings
  • Girlfriend Experience
  • Heat Seekers
  • Kitchen Crashers
  • Mike and Molly
  • Mind Games
  • Mob Doctor
  • Mob Wives
  • Real World Chicago
  • Sense8
  • Shameless
  • Sirens
  • The Steve Harvey Show
  • Underemployed
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By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More