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Who Plays Angelo’s Mom On Empire? Diana Dubois? Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad is the actress who plays Angelo Dubois mom, Diana, on Empire.  The talented actress is best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show.  The 68-year-old has over 40 years of experience as an actress.  On Empire, Rashad’s character, Diana is the head of one of the wealthiest African-American families in New York.

In episode 7 of Empire‘s third season, “What We May Be” Cookie swallows her pride and asks her sister, Candace (Vivica A. Fox) for advice on how to plan a family dinner that will impress Angelo’s mother.  Diana can care less about Cookie’s dinner.  The only thing important to Diana is Angelo.    

Who Plays Angelo's Mom On Empire? Diana Dubois? Phylicia Rashad
Who Plays Angelo’s Mom On Empire? Diana Dubois? Phylicia Rashad

Diana is fighting hard to get Angelo into a higher political office and she doesn’t understand why he would want to be associated with a family like the Lyons.  Diana clashes with both Cookie and Lucious to protect her son’s future.  

While Cookie is a former drug dealer, Clair was a successful lawyer.  One thing they do have in common is motherly love.  Both characters prove that a mother’s love for her children is like nothing else in the world!

If Diana’s love for Angelo is anything like Clair’s love for Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy, Cookie may have finally met her match.

Don’t miss Wednesday night’s episode of Empire at 9/8c on FOX!

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