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Trai Byers, 31-year-old star of the hit FOX series, Empire, may play a conniving, power-hungry character onscreen, but that’s not who he is in real life.

The man known to millions as Andre Lyons is a Christian who once contemplated becoming a pastor before landing two major acting gigs.

“In 2013, I didn’t work at all, just contemplating what I needed to do, whether I was walking in my destiny or not, Is this what Trai wants to do—you know, I’m a big Christian so I always talk about that—or is this something God wants me to do?”


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