Actor Bryshere Y. Gray, who plays Hakeem Lyons on Fox’s Empire, which returns on March 30 at 9 p.m. ET, shared 25 interesting facts about himself with Us Weekly.
1. I can cook. (It was my favorite class in high school.) My best dish: tilapia.
2. Serena Williams is my favorite athlete.
3. I want to go to USC and double-major in business and theater.
4. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is my favorite TV show.
5. I love science.
6. I wrote my first song at 9.
7. My favorite movie is Rent.
8. I can go for at least an hour and a half doing pushups, pull-ups and crunches!
9. Morgan Freeman is my favorite actor. His interviews were also great.
10. I love the Seattle Seahawks.
11. I hate mushrooms.
12. Call of Duty is my favorite game.
13. Caribbean food is great because of the love they put inside.
14. I spoil my miniature poodle, Prince Charming. He can give high-fives.
15. I love every single one of Angela Bassett’s movies.
16. I play the drums.
17. I love Michael Jackson and what he stood for: love, peace, equality.
18. I love going to church.
19. I’ve been on the road since I was 18, taking any gig I could get my hands on.
20. My favorite artists are Nas and the Roots.
21. I love animals.
22. I want to go to Dubai. I’ve heard from friends it’s beautiful.
23. Giving up is my biggest fear.
24. I want to work with Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and Kehlani (an Oakland, California, singer).
25. Empire is my first acting job.
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