Laysla de Oliveira has landed a new project…
The Brazilian actress has been cast in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot Jalen vs. Everybody, from Nahnatchka Khan, creator/executive producer of ABC’s family comedy Fresh Off the Boat, and the series’ executive producer Jake Kasdan.
Written by Khan, the comedy follows former NBA player and current ESPN personality Rose as he juggles his career responsibilities with the challenges of being a single dad.
De Oliveira will portray Angela, Jalen’s girlfriend, who works for a fashion magazine. Angela’s a big part of Jalen’s life, and has a good relationship with his young daughters, and even his ex.
She joins previously announced cast members Marla Gibbs and Anna Maria Horsford, who play Jalen’s grandmother and mother, respectively.
de Oliveira’s previous credits include appearances on Nikita, Gothica and Covert Affairs.