Fans of Empire know him as Warren Hall, the crooning attorney who first turned up in last season’s finale and charmed Jamal Lyon. In real life, he’s singer and actor Terrell Carter, who was raised in Buffalo, New York, and has appeared in three Tyler Perry musicals. Here, the new Streeterville resident shares his favorite things.
I don’t think I’ll ever retire V-neck shirts and sweaters from Zara. There’s something about the freedom of a V-neck.
Hidden local gem
I get all my clothes tailored by Paul Chang at 180 North LaSalle. I’ll buy something off the rack, take it to him, and it looks like it was custom-made.
How I get around
29-inch Jamis 12-speed bike from Kozy’s.
GNC Mega Men vitamins, ginger tea with honey crystals for my voice, and Lady Dee’s face masks. They specialize in skin of color. I use the clay mask and spot lightener.
Soul food from MacArthur’s on the West Side. I love the baked chicken, yams, cabbage, potato salad, and mac and cheese.
Usually I go simple—string and wood bracelets—but I do have a Rolex with diamonds, which I wore to the Empire premiere.
Sprints on the Lakefront Trail.
I’ve had amazing experiences at Spybar. It’s down in the basement, and they play this incredible house music. I’ve never heard anything like that.