TV Casting News: Ruth Negga Is Heading To 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' & Danielle Nicolet To 'The Game'

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by Tambay A. Obenson
September 20, 2013 5:20 PM
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More TV casting news this Friday afternoon... I'm cleaning out my inbox to close out the week, and came across these two that we missed.

First, Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga has landed a recurring role on ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, although the character she'll be playing hasn't been revealed yet.

This will mark her USA TV debut.

Most recently, Negga appeared on Channel 4's (UK) political thriller series, Secret State, playing a meddlesome MI6 agent, and Channel 5's (also in the UK) acclaimed dramatic gangland series Love/Hate.

Up next, catch her in All Is by My Side, John Ridley's Jimi Hendrix biopic, starring Andre Benjamin.

Second, Danielle Nicolet has booked a recurring role on BET's dramedy series The Game, playing a character named Yana, who's described as a physical therapist who wants to help Malik (Hosea Chanchez) get back in the game. 

Nicolet's credits go back to the 1990s, when she appeared in episodes of Family Matters, 3rd Rock From The Sun, and most recently, she starred on ABC’s Family Tools, which the network canceled earlier this year.

She's also done lots of video game voice work.
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7 Comments

  • ALM | September 25, 2013 10:44 PMReply

    Congrats to both ladies.

  • lauren | September 21, 2013 10:33 AMReply

    Ruth Negga is brilliant and I'm talking Cate Blanchette brilliant. Happy she's got a chance to shine even on TV. She deserves a film career too.

  • LL2 | September 21, 2013 8:17 AMReply

    Yay Ruth! She's an amazing actress.

  • Dr. Smith | September 21, 2013 7:13 AMReply

    Hooray! It's great to see the under-represented light-skinned sisters finally getting some play!

  • CC | September 20, 2013 9:12 PMReply

    I just saw Ruth Negga in World War Z.

    And, I thought she did a great job in The Samaritan with Samuel Jackson.

  • Accidental Visitor | September 20, 2013 8:50 PMReply

    Maybe I'm wrong but I think Ruth Negga is also appearing in a little thing called "12 Years A Slave" which will hit theaters before "All Is By My Side".

  • Critical acclaim | September 21, 2013 7:04 PM

    Yeah you are wrong.

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