Gabourey Sidibe made her stunning film debut as the lead role in Lee Daniels’s Oscar®-nominated film Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. For her role as Precious, Gabourey received an Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nomination for Best Actress, as well as Screen Actors Guild Award®, Broadcast Film Critics, and BAFTA nominations. Additionally, Gabourey was awarded an Independent Spirit Award and an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress, the Breakthrough Performance Award from The National Board of Review and the Vanguard Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Gabourey can currently be seen as Becky on the smash hit television sensation Empire. Her other television credits include but are not limited to memorable arcs on American Horror Story: Coven and American Horror Story: Freak Show, and the Golden Globe®-nominated series The Big C opposite Laura Linney.
Denise owns the cafe where Billy works and she has absolutely no time for his nonsense. The more Billy wants to be friends with his “sassy gal-pal boss,” the angrier she gets at him for trying. She is all about business, except when it comes to her employee Matthew, whom she adores.