“I am thrilled to be joining the dynamic, bold and diverse women on the award-winning talk show The Real,” Beauvais said in a statement. “My love for pop culture and news, blended with my natural gift of gab, has always made me gravitate towards a talk show environment.” (Our sister site Variety first reported the news.)
The Real returns for Season 7 on Monday, Sept. 21, with Beauvais joining co-hosts Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Houghton (neé Bailon) in a virtual format filmed remotely due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Original co-host Tamera Mowry left the series last month after a seven-year run, and comedian Amanda Seales also exited after less than a year, saying that “the people at the top are not respecting the necessity for Black voices at the top.”
Beauvais is best known as a TV actress, with long stints on The Jamie Foxx Show and NYPD Blue. Recently, she had recurring roles on Freeform’s Siren and CBS All Access/The CW’s Tell Me a Story, and also joined the cast of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for the current Season 10.