American actress Grace Gealey has recently risen to prominence with her role as Anika Calhoun in the highly-rated Fox musical series "Empire"
She graduated from University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in Theater Arts and University of California with a MFA in acting. She appeared on off-Broadway stage including "Rent" and "Venus Flytrap: A Femme Noir Mystery"
She co-starred with
Terrence Howardand Taraji P. Henson in Empire