Actress Dead at 64 — She Appeared in TV Series Including ‘Empire’ and ‘Shameless,’ and on Film and Stage

Dec 12, 2016  •  Post A Comment

An actress who made a series of appearances on TV shows including “Boss” and “Empire” has died. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Audrey Morgan died Nov. 30 after a battle with cancer. She was 64.

Morgan had a number of memorable moments in her brief screen career, which included performances in the TV shows “Chicago Med” and “Shameless,” along with a series of stage performances and minor film roles.

“A warm, commanding actor, Audrey Morgan sang in a choir in the opening credits of HBO’s ‘True Blood,’ nurtured her onstage family as the matriarch in ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ and went toe-to-toe with Sanaa Lathan in TV’s ‘Boss,’ slamming the door in her beautiful, surprised face,” The Sun-Times reports. You can see the “Boss” clip in the video below.

Commenting on Morgan’s brief appearance as a nanny on the hit Fox drama “Empire,” the Sun-Times notes: “Ms. Morgan didn’t have a problem playing a servant on ‘Empire’ despite the old Hollywood practice of casting African-American women as maids and mammies, said her daughter Kia. As long as the role was historically accurate for the period, to her mother, a job was a job.”

Here’s a compilation of Morgan’s acting clips posted last year, featuring appearances on “Boss,” “Empire” and “Shameless” …

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