Dania Ramirez is apparently maid for ABC’s latest project from Desperate Housewives’ creator Marc Cherry.
The 32-year-old Dominican actress is the first lead cast to star in the pilot for Cherry’s Devious Maids, which centers on four ambitious maids trying to realize their own dreams while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
Devious Maids is an adaptation of Televisa’s popular telenovela Ellas son… la alegría del hogar (The Disorderly Maids of the Neighborhood), which centered on five housekeepers who work in a quiet condominium where nothing ever happens until the residents become divided over the building of a new swimming pool during a severe water shortage.
Ramirez will reportedly play Rosie, a single mother who left her son in Mexico when her husband died, crossed the border illegally and now works as a housemaid/nanny for two self-absorbed and successful actors.
Ramirez, best known for playing Maya Herrera on NBC’s Heroes, most recently appeared as Alex on HBO’s Entourage. She’ll next appear in the film projects American Reunion and Premium Rush.