More New Roles Available on “Empire” Filming in Chicago


Cast call for “Empire” – Extras & Featured Roles

If you are looking for information on how to get cast on “Empire”…. here you go.

The show is filming the new season in the Chicago area and has released a new call for talent to work next week in the Chicago, Illinois area. The show’s extras casting directors at Chicago’s 4 Star casting are seeking area locals who would like to work as paid background actors on the show.  Please see the details below. The show’s casting team is also accepting general submissions for upcoming episodes and will be filming in the Chicago area until early spring 2017.

Lee Daniels’ edgy, hip hop music oriented drama is back.   ”Empire” has returned to production in Chicago and is currently only interested in talent that is local to the Chicago area. Production on the show began in early July 2016 and “Empire” will continue filming in the area through March of 2017.  The series stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson and Gabourey Sidibe.   ”Empire” focuses on self made music mogul Lucious Lyon,  played by Terrence Howard, his music label, Empire Entertainment and the family drama over who gets to control the company.

FOX Empire having a casting call for teens and sdults in Chicagoland

Extras casting on Empire


Empire Season 3

Please fill out the latest survey and we will reach out with any opportunities for you. Please make sure you continue all the way to the Thank You screen to ensure your answers are submitted.


1: Please do not submit yourself for any of the roles below if you have already been established in another role!
2: Since this post is for specialty roles, this is a 2 STEP PROCESS. You should first complete the NEW master survey (see below link)

Once you’ve completed the master survey, you should email with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your phone number
  • Your experience in the role/profession in which you’re submitting
  • Confirm that you’ve completed the NEW master survey
  • Tell us if you have worked on Empire this season and if so, what role you played.

We will be in touch if you are in consideration.
Thanks in advance for submitting!

Please fill out survey to be considered. See this page.

SHOOT DATES: 2/27, 2/28 & 3/1
RATE: $84/8 per day

We’re looking for a few more “HIGH END GAMBLERS” to work in our big Vegas scenes on 2/27, 2/28, and 3/1! Please DO NOT resubmit if you’ve already submitted in the last few days OR if you are already booked for another role.

If you’re interested, and available for all three days, please complete the master survey posted to the top of this page and we will be in touch if you’re in consideration.

DON’ T FORGET TO SUBMIT AND RENAME YOUR PHOTOS! We cannot book you if you don’t follow this step.

We will contact you if you are in consideration. You will possibly need to come in for an interview prior to being booked.

empire season 4 cast


Don’t fit the above roles?

You may still have an opportunity to be cast on Empire. The show will be filming for a couple more months and those interested may follow the link below.

Talent wanting to be considered for an extras role on “Empire” also needs to fill out the survey. Please see this page.

 If you are looking to get cast on “Empire” be sure to also see the Empire castings page.

Season 3 of Empire returns Wednesday nights in 2017 on FOX.

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26 thoughts on “More New Roles Available on “Empire” Filming in Chicago

  1. Tiffany Raulston

    I love the show, a big Terrance Howard fan. How can I be on the show. Maybe me and my girlfriend. I’m 25 she’s 25 my uncle raps and films.. I live in Chicago 60647. Would love an autograph or just to meet the cast! Thanks, I’ll be watching every Wednesday!

  2. Karen Simon

    Hello I’m an inspiring actress working in plays and would love the opportunity to work on empire! You won’t be disappointed. Thanks

  3. paige

    I am a 14 old female with a good acting talent. for a couple of years now i have been looking for an acting job but since I can not find one I kind of gave up. I still try but I dont know where to audition for any roles. I live in Toledo Ohio and there are not many things like auditions here plus I want to help my family with money troubles so if anyone wants to give me a chance or need info about me……

  4. Julia Johnson

    I am Trinidad born with a natural acting talent, very funny and ready to act…… Email me ASAP…..Thanks.

  5. anastasha foed

    My name is anastasha and I am 15 yr old trying to follow my dream and becoming a famous person. I am trying to prove to eveyone that I’m going to do the right thing for myself and my moother. Thanks, hope to hear from you guys.

  6. Al walker

    When will you have new auditions for Empire what you have say season 2 thank you

    1. erica Post author

      These are the new ones. Empire season 2 is a split season as far as I know.

  7. Felicia jones

    I will love to audition for a role or be an extra. email me immediately.

  8. Okanu David

    I love to audition for this film/series.

  9. row robow

    OH MAY GOD YES, I’m sixteen and I would like to audition for a role, but if I don’t get in, I at least get to meet director and his team.

  10. Paris

    Hi I’m Paris. I am big fan of empire and I would love to play in it as Ankia lil’ sis for season 3. I’m a big fan of cookie but it takes more to want to be on empire, it takes someone who can handle it. Empire is a intense show but that’s all. I’m Paris and I’m 13 year old. I know that young but even the teenage girl knows I’m moving to Atlanta GA or not so I hope I can be on empire please choose me I might be young to you but I have talented and I hope you actors can help me complete my full talented. I have brown hair and brown eyes and would love to learn more about Empire and acting.

  11. danielle seays

    I am a 13 year old girl who just happens to be blessed with the talent to act and sing. I have been watching Taraji P Henson for years and she is the reason I am the actress that I am today. She taught me a lot and we do not even know each other personally. When I am acting I pay attention to a lot of things. Things like body language, body posture, facial expression, the tone of the voice, what the person is holding while they speak, emotion, are they crying, is their voice breaking up as they speak, if they are passionate about what is being said, and if the person they are speaking to is connecting with them. My main goal when I am acting is to make people feel like whatever I am going through they are going through it too. I want people to feel my pain or feel my happiness. I want people to be on the edge of their seat every time they watch me act. But I also want people to know me for me and except me for me and not the characters that I have played and the characters that i will play. I am also a person who will never keep myself in a box. What I mean by that is a lot of the time stars get so caught up in the money and they do not realize that they have played the same character their entire life they have never changed the type of roles that they play.That could never be me. The joy that i get out of acting is being able to play different roles if I cannot do that then it is not fun for me. I will never allow the industry to dictate the roles that I will play.I am in control of the characters that I play, because I am more then what they say I am.

  12. Alexandria Trigo

    Hi, my name is Alexandria Trigo. I am 20 years old, and wanna experience life! Playing a role for empire would a dream of mine. I learn real fast, and have so much character!

  13. Ian Carrier

    I would love to help yall out! 19 college student, 5′ 11″ ethnically mixed.

  14. refiloe_mo

    I just want to be actress on empire. I love singing and am a great singer. I just wish one day I could do a song with jussie Smollett. I am his biggest fan an I wish to act. My name as Amaliyah. I have been inspired by empire and I write songs. Really I would like to act on Empire. I am staying in south Africa in potchefstroom north west in ikageng extension 7.

  15. Jada Ivy

    Hi my name is Jada Ivy but I go by Nikol Star and Im 18 years old. I’m a female rap artist looking for that extra fire and window of opportunity. Empire is an amazing show. It shows the behind the scenes business of music and what it takes. I have what it takes to be featured as another artist. Give me a beat an I’ll show you what I can do. I’m always open to learning new things and trying something different. I will work hard everyday and even on days when its my day off. Working with your staff and team will teach me things about acting music I never knew and I’m ready. Not only am I an artist but also an actress. I got some experience in film but mostly theatre. So I know how to improvise on the spot. In theatre you have to be read whenever. I want to take what I know about acting and my experiences in shows and expand it. I’m the kinda of person that if you give me a challenge I might not get that same day but the next time you see me I would conquered the challenge. We take risk everyday never knowing what will happen. So take a risk with me because I wouldn’t waste your time. I would take it humble and show you the talent I have with music and acting. Thank you.

  16. King Hunter

    My name is King Hunter and I am an African American teen that is interested in having an opportunity to be on Empire. It has always been my dream to be on the show ever since it aired. I am also a very good singer/actor. I have
    experience in singing and acting. I Have the looks for it and I would love to work with the cast because I’m a fan.

  17. Paul Michaels

    Hi, I’m Paul from Liverpool England. Never saw your show, but I’ve heard it’s good. Did a bit of acting whilst I was in L.A.
    Worked with Central Casting.
    Muppets Most Wanted
    Aura the Movie

    Grey’s Anatomy
    Hit the Floor
    Instant Mom
    Rizzoli & Isles
    Sons of Anarchy
    The News Room
    The Mentalist

  18. sahayvia

    I just want to start my acting career. I will take anything. My dream is to be an actor. I have it all, drama and everything.

  19. Deondre Fontenot

    I would love to be anything as small as a step stool on this show lol

  20. Javon Woodard

    I am looking for a fresh start. I do singing and rapping. I also love to dress. I love this show and so do my mom. I am 25 and looking to live my dream whenever and whatever it takes.

  21. Frank Contreras

    I think me and Jennifer Lopez and a crew of Hispanic swag should move in next door to give empire some competition. Got it in where we agree and disagree, we need our own space that would boost the ratings for sure. Think out of the box and the show is killer, just thinking out the box.

  22. Cathy townsend

    I’m interested in auditioning for the TV shows based in Chicago. I’m a professional gospel-jazz sonnet. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you for the opportunity.

  23. Christopher VanderBaan

    I have experience acting in a Musical at school and I was a bartender.

  24. Michael Wilson

    I would like to audition for the role in empire


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