What do Gwyneth Paltrow, Sanaa Lathan, and Kerry Washington have in common? Well, for one, they're all beautiful, talented actresses. And, fun fact: They've all worked alongside Terrence Howard. Well, now you can add newcomer Grace Gealey to that list, too.
Born and raised in the Cayman Islands, Gealey's new to the industry, but once the new hip-hop drama Empire
premieres on Fox next month, audiences are going to know her name. A series regular, the actress plays Anika Gibbons, head of A&R for Empire, the hip-hop record label run by Lucious Lyon, a.k.a. Terrence Howard (who her character is also dating). "We're both very independent," says Gealey of herself and her character. "And, very strong internally. Oh, and refined — well, I'd like to think I am! I know she is!"
To celebrate Gealey's upcoming television debut, we got to know the actress in typical, Cher Horowitz-fashion: Makeovers! Ahead, using Gealey as our flawless model, we test out three super-easy, super-stunning beauty looks that are perfect for all of your holiday parties and festivities. Try them out yourself, and, don't forget to DVR Empire
on January 7th!
Photographed by Molly Cranna; Makeup by Bethany Brill