“Empire” Casting Update: Adam Rodriguez To Appear in the Second Season

By Kitin Miranda | 1 year ago
“Empire” Casting Update: Adam Rodriguez To Appear in the Second Season

It looks like Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson), won’t need to look far for a new romantic interest, as an exclusive report from Deadline has just announced that actor Adam Rodriguez will be joining the cast for the second season of “Empire”. Read on to learn more about Adam Rodriguez’s new role in “Empire”.

According to the exclusive report on Deadline, actor Adam Rodriguez will be spotted on “Empire” for it’s second season as Cookie Lyon’s (Taraji P. Henson), as he will be portraying a former EMT named Laz Delgado.


Delgado, a native New Yorker, will probably cross paths with Cookie as he currently is a “smooth talking concert promoter”. From there, he will definitely have his eye on the Lyon matriarch.

Rodriguez is best known for his role as Eric Delko on “CSI:Miami”, in which he was on for the entire duration of the show’s run.

Aside from this, he was also appeared on “Ugly Betty”, “Reckless”, “The Night Shift”, and starred alongside Taraji P. Henson in the 2009 movie “I Can Do Bad All By Myself”, making this the second time the two have worked alongside each other.

Also, in other “Empire” news, TV Line also reported earlier on that two recurring cast members in the first season have been promoted to become regular characters in the upcoming season.

According to the article, Porsha, who is portrayed by Ta’Rhonda Jones, Cookie’s ever suffering assistant, has been promoted to become a series regular, which means that fans and viewers will hear more of Porsha’s hilarious comebacks.

Also, not to be taken lightly is Becky, portrayed by Gabourey Sibide, who is Lucious Lyon’s (Terrence Howard) sympathetic and caring assistant.

What do you think about the addition of Adam Rodriguez to the cast of the second season of “Empire”? What do you think of the promotion of the two assistants? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Catch “Empire” when it returns to FOX on Wednesday nights on September 23, 2015.


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