It’s official… Ana Ortiz is about to unleash her devious-side in the heart of Beverly Hills…
The 41-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress has signed on to play the central character in ABC’s Devious Maids pilot.
Created by Marc Cherry—who brought Desperate Housewives to life—based on a Mexican telenovela, the concept of the show centers on four ambitious maids trying to make their own dreams come true while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
Ortiz, who rose to fame as America Ferrera’s sister on Ugly Betty, will lead the quartet as Marisol, a college-educated woman with a secret agenda for finding work as a maid in the upscale neighborhood. Her beloved son has recently been convicted of murder, and Marisol is intent on finding out all she can about the case.
Ortiz is the second of the maids cast in the project, following the casting of former Heroes actress Dania Ramirez.
Ortiz most recently appeared in Martin Lawrence’s action-comedy Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son and guest-starred on HBO’s Hung.