The Caribbean Heritage Organization announced that Grace Byers of the Fox Television smash hit “Empire” will receive the Rising Sun Award at the 2017 Caribbean Heritage Salute to Hollywood & Excellence Gala, to be held on June 17 at the Hilton Universal Studios in Hollywood, California.
The Caymanian actress is known for her breakout role as Anika Calhoun on the show, where she stars opposite Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.
Ms. Byers, nee Gealey, attended college at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she received a B.A. in theater arts.
Upon graduation, she was accepted into the University of California Irvine’s graduate program and obtained her M.F.A in acting.