Jessica Szohr Shameless

TVLine Items: Gossip Girl Is Shameless, People of Earth Return Date and More

Gossip Girl vet Jessica Szohr is getting Shameless with a recurring role on Season 8 of the Showtime dramedy.

The actress will play Nessa, a tough, smart lesbian who lives in Fiona’s newly purchased apartment building, per The Hollywood Reporter. Nessa will reportedly develop a strong friendship with her landlord Fiona.

Szohr played Brooklyn hipster Vanessa, an occasional love interest for Penn Badgley’s Dan, during the first four seasons of The CW’s Gossip Girl. Her other TV credits include AT&T Audience Network’s Kingdom, USA Network’s short-lived Complications and Showtime’s current Twin Peaks revival.

Shameless Season 8 is slated to bow this fall.

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