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Andre Lyon

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Andre Lyon is the secondary protagonist villain of the FOX musical drama Empire. He is the eldest son of Lucious Lyon and Cookie Lyon, and older brother of Jamal and Hakeem. He was the main antagonist of the first half of season 1 of Empire, before becoming an anti hero of season 2. He serves as one of the two main antagonists of season 3, the other being Tariq Cousins.

He is portrayed by Trai Byers.


Andre is the Chief Financial Officer of Empire Entertainment, working with his father to ensure the company's fiscal survival. He is also married to his college sweetheart, Rhonda. He is a graduate of Wharton Business School and is constantly plotting with Rhonda to take over Empire after his father dies.

Early on in the series, it is revealed that Andre is bipolar, but takes medication for it.

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