Daniella Alonso is expanding her kingdom…
The 36-year-old Puerto Rican and Peruvian-American actress has landed a series regular role opposite Scott Speedman in TNT’s drama pilot Animal Kingdom.
The pilot centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Ellen Barkin) and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother overdoses.
He is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess and soon discovers that it’s all being funded by the bank robberies they commit.
Alonso, who starred on NBC’s sci-fi series Revolution, will portray Catherine, Baz’s (Speedman) de facto wife, and the mother of their 3-year- old daughter, Lena.
She most recently starred on the big screen opposite Kevin James in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.
The As the World Turns alum’s television credits include The Night Shift, Covert Affairs and Private Practice.