Nia Long has landed a recurring role on the current third season of Fox’s drama series Empire. She will play Giuliana (Giusi), a queen-pin who runs a club in Las Vegas and makes brash moves in the gangster underworld of New York to secure a deal with Empire. Sleek, sexy, and cold-blooded, she rubs elbows with Lucious (Terrence Howard) and goes toe-to-toe with Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) even as she reckons with her own mysterious past.

Other big name guest stars/recurring cast on the current Season 3 included recently announced French Montana, Mariah Carey, Taye Diggs and Birdman.