Hank, a little warning: Your new dream girl was once a real hellcat.
Grimm has cast Sharon Leal as a physical therapist (and potential love interest) for Russell Hornsby’s Hank, TVLine has learned exclusively.
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Leal will appear in multiple Season 3 episodes as Zuri Ellis, the healthcare pro who’s spent nearly two months helping Hank with his busted ankle. She’s described as “smart, beautiful and mysterious” — no wonder he’ll have trouble parting ways with her once his therapy is complete.
But is she Wesen, as well? Though show co-creators David Greenwalt and James Kouf at one point indicated that Hank would get involved with a fairytale creature this season, Greenwalt recently told TVLine, “There’ll be some kind of romantic thing with Hank. We’re not sure if it’s going to be a Wesen girlfriend or not.” (Watch Hornsby address the matter in this video.)
Leal played Michelle in the 2006 movie adaptation of the musical Dreamgirls. Her television credits include Guiding Light, Boston Public, Private Practice and Hellcats. She also played opposite Hornsby in a 2011 episode of Suits.
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