Thursday Morning Man: Trai Byers!
Empire had its highest rating yet last night and has become a complete smash.
Love the show and love the very handsome Trai Byers, the 31 year-old actor who plays Andre Lyon on the show – the oldest of three sons vying to succeed his father as head of the family’s music empire.
Trai is on quite a career roll. He also played civil rights activist James Forman in the 2014 Oscar best picture nominee Selma.
His first big break came in 2011 with the recurring role of Mookie on All My Children. The following year he had a recurring role on 90210.
Hard to believe but it was just recently that Trai was considering leaving acting to become a pastor.
But when Empire premiered the same week Selma went wide in theaters, he realized God had other plans.