via press release:
USA NETWORK TAPS NESTOR SERRANO & BRIT MORGAN
FOR RECURRING ROLES ON THE RETURNING SUMMER DRAMA “GRACELAND”
GRACELAND Season 2 Premieres June 11 at 10/9c
NEW YORK, NY – May 1, 2014 – Nestor Serrano (“CSI Miami”) and Brit Morgan (“True Blood”) have been cast as recurring guest stars in the highly anticipated second season of USA Network’s GRACELAND, produced by Fox Television Studios. The hit drama follows the high-stakes investigative lives of six undercover federal agents who live together in a government-seized Southern California beachfront house. Serrano and Morgan join the previously announced Carmine Giovinazzo (“CSI: NY”), Jon Sklaroff (“24”) and Coby Ryan McLaughlin (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”).
Serrano will star as Carlos Solano, Sr., whose reputation precedes him. Around the world, he's known as a brutal leader of the Solano Cartel, a man who hangs his enemies' heads off of bridges as warning signs to his community. In person, however, he seems more corporate than brutal. He’s a businessman and a father, and he doesn't take either of those jobs lightly.
Previously, Serrano has guest starred on many prime time shows including “CSI: Miami,” “ER,” “Law and Order,” “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Profiler,” and “X-Files.” He began his professional acting career in Harold Prince's off-Broadway production of “Diamonds,” which was his first of many. He eventually landed a role on Broadway in “The Boys of Winter” alongside Wesley Snipes, Matt Dillon, and Ving Rhames. He has not only had a successful career on Broadway, but has also had roles in big motion pictures productions such as “The Money Pit,” “Bad Boys,” The Negotiator,” “The Insider,” and “Bringing Out the Dead.”
Morgan will have a recurring role as Amber: a sexy but shifty genius for hire who has done some very risky jobs for some very bad people. She's a master of many trades, but nothing gets her more excited than danger and manipulation. When Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) tries to get close to her, she discovers that Amber is much more than she bargained for.
Morgan starred in HBO’s “True Blood” as the werewolf “Debbie Pelt. ” She also had guest roles on “Desperate Housewives”, “Southland”, “Two & Half Men” and “Shameless.” Morgan is repped by Innovative Artists and David Dean Management
From Fox Television Studios, GRACELAND comes from creator and executive producer Jeff Eastin (WHITE COLLAR) and stars Daniel Sunjata (“Rescue Me”), Aaron Tveit (Les Miserables), Vanessa Ferlito (“The Sopranos”), Brandon Jay McLaren (“Falling Skies”), Serinda Swan (“Breakout Kings”) and Manny Montana (“Chicago Code”).
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