The (falling) sky’s the limit for Catalina Sandino Moreno.
The 33-year-old Colombian actress, who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in Maria Full Of Grace, has been cast in a heavily recurring role on the fifth and final season of TNT’s alien invasion drama Falling Skies.
Moreno will play Isabella, a leftist-leaning academic prior to the invasion. Now on the run and seeking sanctuary, she’s a realist and canny survivor who poses as a nurse in order to win John’s (portrayed by Colin Cunningham) approval and trust.
Moreno currently recurs on Fox’s Red Band Society. Her other television credits include FX’s The Bridge.
On the film side, she’ll next be seen in the upcoming Oscar Isaac-starrer A Most Violent Year and Incarnate.