Empire Season 4 is now casting parents, kids, and hood types in Chicago, Illinois.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on the season 4 premiere of Empire. Producers are looking for mothers, parents, kids, police officers, hood types, and security guards to work on scenes on the hit Fox TV series. Filming will shoot in Chicago, Illinois this July.

About Fox’s Empire:

‘Empire’ centers around a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the company. The hour-long family drama was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, and stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.

 To audition for a role, check out the casting call details below:

Empire Season 4 Casting Call


Before submitting, please be sure to complete the master survey attached to this post and also pinned to the top of our Facebook page. Those who are not in our master survey will not be considered.

We’re only accepting submissions from Illinois at this time.

We’re looking for people who can portray the following:
DESCRIPTION: We’re looking for a real, African American mother & child to submit together. **Your child must have a valid work permit. Please include a copy of the permit with your submission.
DATE: Thursday, July 6th
RATE: $88/8 for mother – $150/8 for child.
FEMALE POLICE OFFICER (real officer not required)(you must have a valid driver’s license)
DESCRIPTION: Polished-looking, Female, African American, Age 30s+, If you have your own NYPD uniform, even better!
DATE: Thursday, July 6th
RATE: $88/8 + uniform bump, if applicable
DESCRIPTION: We’re looking for African American pedestrians who can play “hood” pedestrians at a BBQ in a rough neighborhood.
DATE: Thursday, July 6th
RATE: $88/8
DESCRIPTION: Male, Caucasian, Ages 30s-50s, Tall and in great physical condition. Please include a full-body photo of yourself in your submission.
DATE: This role will film on multiple dates throughout the season. The first date of filming is tentatively Monday, July 10th.
RATE: $88/8
REAL PARENTS W/ KIDS (ages 1-14)
DESCRIPTION: We’re looking for parents (mothers AND fathers) and kids, any ethnicity. **Your child MUST have a valid work permit. Please include a copy of the work permit with your submission. **Please submit yourself and your child/children together.
DATE: Monday, July 10th
RATE: $88/8 for parent – $150/8 for child
DESCRIPTION: Has anyone ever told you that you look like a famous musician? If so, please submit a RECENT photo of yourself along with a photo of the celebrity you think you resemble.
DATE: Tuesday, July 11th
RATE: $88/8
DESCRIPTION: We’re looking for a Caucasian or Caucasian/Latina nanny with dark brown hair.
DATE: Wednesday, July 12th
RATE: $88/8

DESCRIPTION: Caucasian, Male/Female, Any age 18+
DATE: Thursday, July 13th
RATE: $88/8
If you’re completely available and without conflicts on the day in which you’re submitting, please email the following to [email protected] (AFTER YOU’VE COMPLETED THE MASTER SURVEY):

1. Your name, current zip code, telephone #
2. Two CURRENT photos of yourself with your current look (current hair, etc.). Please RENAME YOUR PHOTOS.
3. Put the role you’re applying for in the subject line of your email.
4. Confirm that you have completed the current master survey.
5. Confirm your transportation to set as some locations are not located near public transit.
6. If you are submitting for or with a minor, please include a copy of their valid work permit.
Thank you in advance for submitting! We will be in touch with only those in consideration.


Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.

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