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Tony Award nominee Valarie Pettiford will be joining the True Blood cast in Bon Temps.
Deadline confirmed that Pettiford will join the ensemble cast in a recurring role starting in a two episode arc in episode 7. The episode is called “World Without End,” and it is scheduled to air on July 28.
According to Shockya, Pettiford is a Fosse-trained dancer who has experience working on the Broadway stage, short films, and a long list of TV shows. She embarked on national tours including “Dancin’” and “Show Boat,” has appeared on shows such as Half and Half and in big-budget studio films such as Jumping the Broom, and even has her own collection of original lullabies that was released this past fall. The well-rounded actress was nominated for a Tony Award and also won Best Actress honors for the festival short The Response.
Pettiford said of working on True Blood: “Working on this show has been a delicious experience. It has been an absolute joy to work with a cast of this caliber. Everyone has been so lovely – they say it starts from the top and on True Blood it really does.”
True Blood is currently in its sixth season and airs Sunday nights at 9 EDT on HBO.
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