Empire: Lucious and Cookie Clink Glasses with Kai’s Parents at Wedding
On the Season 5 Empire episode “Never Doubt I Love,” while AUSA Meghan Conway (Alicia Coppola) continues to pursue the Lyons, the family celebrates the union of Jamal (Jussie Smollet) and Kai (Toby Onwumere) with a special wedding ceremony. Becky (Gabourey Sidibe) officiates, and Chaka Khan performs. During the festivities, Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) clink glasses with Kai’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Givens.
Kai’s mother is portrayed by Shariba Rivers and Michael Anthony Rawlins plays Mr. Givens. Rawlins is known for his roles on Soul as Pastor Clinton Brown, The Best Years as Coach Gray, Total Recall 2070 as Martin Ehrenthal, and Beverly Hills, 90210 as Jordan Bonner, among others. Empire airs Wednesdays at 8 pm on FOX, right before Star.