NeNe Leakes Joins The Cast Of Ryan Murphy's The New Normal

By Jessica Grabert 2012-03-27 20:31:47 discussion comments
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NeNe Leakes is no stranger to television, but she is a relative newcomer to scripted endeavors. After rocking out in a guest stint on Glee in a role that featured Leakes as the mouthy and exquisite rival of Sue’s. During her tenure, it seems The Real Housewives of Atlanta star managed to earn the favor of Ryan Murphy, who has now launched her career from scripted TV guest star to legitimate character actor. Well, that is, if the NBC pilot goes to series.

Leakes is set to join the cast of Murphy’s The New Normal, a comedy about a gay couple hoping to accomplish their dream of parenthood through a surrogate. Book of Mormon’s Andrew Rannells is set to star alongside Justin Bartha as the lead couple working toward fatherhood.

So, where does Leakes fit into The New Normal? According to TV Line, Leakes will play a frequently recurring character named Rocky. If Murphy’s pilot makes it to series, the opportunity will be a huge one for the 44-year-old, who has worked to make herself a more notable Hollywood presence via Housewives-related work and even a stint on Celebrity Apprentice. Leakes herself took to her Twitter to express her gratitude for the upcoming gig.
“I hav 2 say Thanks 2 Ryan Murphy 4 believin n me & trustin that I will bring any character he throws @ me 2 life! Coach Roz & now Rocky.”

TV Blend wishes the blooming actress the best of luck.
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