Per The Hollywood Reporter. Ilonzeh will play Courtney Gallo, a beautiful and brilliant attorney who quickly grabs Jakes’ eye. She will first appear in the Sept. 3 episode.
As Graceland creator Jeff Eastin previously told TVLine, “Jakes’ storyline evolves in the last half of the season to take the most important spot. Our entire cliffhanger is based on Jakes.”
Ilonzeh’s TV credits also include Drop Dead Diva, Switched at Birth, Charlie’s Angels and General Hospital.
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* Chuck vet Vik Sahay will guest-star on an episode of Fox’s X-Files revival, as a man Mulder turns to for information during an investigation, the actor tweeted Saturday.
* Fox has renewed Hotel Hell, its Gordon Ramsay-hosted hotel renovation series, for a third season.
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