Cinespace Chicago’s Story Reads Like a Film Script
January 06, 2016
Alex Pissios is a Chicago boy, born and raised. He grew up attending Holy Trinity Church in Chicago. His dad was a special education teacher in the Chicago Public Schools, and his mother was a stay-at-home-mom until he and his siblings went to school. The family traces their Greek roots to Kastoria.
Empire” shoots in Chicago at Cinesace Chicago Film Studios on the West Side. New York, however, is where the show is set and where Lucious Lyon (played by the Chicago born and Cleveland raised Terrence Howard) grew up and launched the record label from nothing with Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson).