When Serayah aka Tiana from the hit FOX series “Empire” came within reach of our offices, we had no other choice but to live in the moment and walk the block with her. She gave us some insights on how she went from performing at the Radio Disney Christmas Show to being one of the most loved characters on the one of the hottest television series today. Getting to know Serayah wasn’t hard. With her bubbly and lovable personality, she was a joy to be around. Having lived in California since her birth on June 20, 1995, this western Gemini quickly took to stardom at a young age. She song in her church choir and commercials; she also starred in several theater productions and performed at the Radio Disney Christmas Show in Valencia, CA in 2012. She has done print work for PlayStation, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and Ebony Magazine just to give you a taste of her credentials. Being musically amazing isn’t her only talent, her secret love for basketball quickly made her a hometown sports star when she played for Taft high school and served as team captain and point guard. Gaining the role as Tiana has definitely been life changing, and we have found out why.
What is it like being Tiana on Empire?
She is so much fun to play. I actually had two auditions and a call back. I had no idea that the show would end up being this big.
Why do you think the world has fallen in love with the show and your character?
The show is so popular, because it is relatable. It has real family issues. My character is very spicy. The audience enjoys Tiana’s interactions with the other characters.
What can we expect from the new seasonof Empire?
You can expect tragedy and loss this season.
I also feel like the story will unfold in a way that you will be able to understand it better. The writers did a great job putting the story together.
Can you tell us about your album coming out?
My album will be mainly rhythmic pop and R&B. It will have a few dance tracks and good ballads. I’m still figuring out my style.
What is your beauty secret?
My beauty secret…hmmmm brows. I also love to moisturize. I like to use highlighter and lip gloss. I just like keeping it pretty much natural.
What would your dream character on any show or movie be?
I’ve always wanted to play cat woman. I’ve always wanted to play an action character that was a part of a big franchise.
SO WHAT’S YOUR HIDDEN TALENT?
I don’t have any hidden talents, but I do like to play basketball. I was captain of my high school basketball team.
How’s your love life? Are you currently dating anyone?
I’m not dating anyone at the moment. I am trying to focus on what I’m doing right now.
What qualities do you look for in a guy?
What I find attractive is a guy is his humor.
What’s next for you?
You can expect some movies in the near future and an album.
This 20-year-old beauty is one to watch, with all that Serayah is doing she is surely a busy lady. When she is not performing, singing or dancing, she is traveling the country, starring in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video, releasing new movies and new music. However, you can keep up with her and her many endeavors by following her on: