Aimee Carrero will be proving her intelligence on television in the near future…
The 25-year-old Dominican actress has landed a recurring role on FX’s spy series The Americans, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Carrero, who was a series regular on the Cartoon Network live-action series Level Up, will portray Chena, a smart yet impulsive Sandinista freedom fighter who “will go to any lengths to support her cause.”
The casting indicates that the United States’ assistance of the Nicaraguan Contras will be among the historical events of the 1980s that the FX political drama will explore in its second season.
Carrero has also been cast in Young and Hungry, a multi-camera comedy pilot from ABC Family and CBS Studios. Carrero will play Tessa, the best friend of series protagonist Gabi (Emily Osment).
Tessa is described as an ambitious banking intern who is always hustling to make ends meet. If the pilot is picked up, it will be a series regular role.
Carrero’s credits include Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Blue Lagoon: The Awakening as well as guest spots on Greek, Lincoln Heights and Hannah Montana.
The second season of The Americans will premiere in January.