As the series finale of Empire approaches, more familiar faces will appear including Maya. Portrayed by Rhyon Nicole Brown (Judging Amy, Lincoln Heights), Maya is the daughter of Poundcake, Cookie’s (Taraji P. Henson) former inmate.
Maya was born in prison, adopted by an upper class family, and is a classically trained dancer. She appears again, in the Empire boardroom in the Season 6 episode “Can’t Truss ‘Em.”
When not filming Empire, the former child star Rhyon Nicole Brown is traveling the world — and often in a bikini. The 27-year-old USC grad captioned the strapless bikini pics taken in Thailand above: “I always felt a way that I made it to college and hadn’t made it a priority to see the world. Well this is me saying if you have the opportunity to step outside of what you know, do it!”
Below is a sneak peek at her music video for her hot new single “Leaves.”
Empire airs Tuesdays at 9 pm on FOX, right after the medical drama The Resident at 8 pm. [Watch on Your Phone:FOX NOW: Live & On Demand app here. FREE Download.]