Nigerian-American actress Megalyn Echikunwoke, mostly known for her notable role as Tara Price in CSI: Miami and her appearances in Night School will be joining the Fox family for a new series.
In the currently untitled Fox series, Variety reports Megalyn Echikunwoke will play will play Edie, a successful criminal defense attorney who is partners in both work and life with her husband. Despite her desire for stability, she’s dissatisfied with her marriage and can’t seem to scratch the itch.
The project follows an only child Julia Bechley (Brittany Snow) who’s life gets turned upside down when it’s revealed that her father, a pioneering Nobel Prize-winning fertility doctor, used his own sperm to conceive dozens of children over the course of his career. Reeling from this explosive revelation, Julia discovers two new sisters — her former best friend (Echikunwoke) and an ex-Olympic athlete. Against all odds, the women attempt to form an untraditional family and lean on each other as they grapple with their own identity crises.
Her most recent appearance was in the film Late Night alongside Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling, with the latter also writing the script. She is also known for playing the DC Comics character Mari McCabe, a.k.a. Vixen, across both live-action and animated TV projects. Her other TV roles include That 70’s Show, 24, House of Lies and The 4400