Bryshere Y. Gray, ‘Empire’: The Pictures You Need to See

Bryshere Y. Gray was born in raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has been performing for nearly five years after catching the acting bug when he was just 16 years old. The actor, currently staring as Hakeem Lyon on the FOX hit Empire, is a multi-faceted talent who actually got his big break as a rapper. In fact, Gray's list of entertainment connections includes everyone from his Empire co-stars to Charlie Mack and Jay-Z. Click through the gallery to learn more about Gray's rise to stardom, his hopes for what's to come next and some of his best moments on and off the set of Empire. (Instagram)

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