Persia White

Persia White of Girlfriends fame has joined the cast of The Vampire Diaries - a show I'm not at all familiar with.

Anyone? Anyone?

I know it airs on the CW and not much else.

According to Entertainment Weekly, White will play Abby Bennett, the mother who abandoned Bonnie (Kat Graham).

The role will be a recurring one for Persia, and is described as "a beautiful but troubled woman who is burdened by the secrets of her past that led her to leave Bonnie. She’s also “as determined and fiery as any Bennett woman.” Is that code for “she’s also a witch,” or, perhaps, was there a reason we learned in last week’s episode that someone can be either a witch or a vampire but never both?"

I'm sure all that means something to somebody out there; just not me :)

Persia will begin appearing on the CW's top-rated show when it returns in January.

She will next be seen in the feature film Dysfucntional Friends, which we last wrote about HERE.