Valarie Pettiford Joins the Cast of True Blood for Season 6

July 22, 2013 by  

Broadway Star Valarie Pettiford Joins the Cast of True Blood in a Recurring Role:

There is a new face in Bon Temps. Valarie Pettiford, star of stage and screen, has joined the cast of True Blood in a recurring role in season 6. Pettiford who will play Mary, mother of Nicole(Jurnee Smollett-Bell) will appear in a two-episode arc starting in Episode 7 “World Without End,” which is scheduled to air on July 28, 2013.

Pettiford weighs in on what it’s like to work with the cast of True Blood:

Working on this show has been a delicious experience. It has been an absolute joy to work with a cast of this caliber. Everyone has been so lovely – they say it starts at the top, and on True Blood it really does.

Pettiford is a Fosse-trained dancer, and has been sanctioned by the Fosse/Verdon estate to reconstruct the legend’s choreography for master classes in New York City with fellow Fosse-alum Lloyd Culbreath.

She also has danced in national tours such as “Dancin’ “and “Show Boat”. She has appeared in hit sitcoms (“Half and Half” and “House of Payne”) and big budget films (“Stomp the Yard,” “Jumping the Broom”).  A Tony award nomination, NAACP award nomination, and Best Actress honors for the festival short “The Response” are among her many accolades.

Her second album, a collection of original lullabies entitled “Velvet Sky,” was released last fall.

Source: DreadCentral.net Valarie Pettiford Joins True Blood Season 6 in Recurring Role

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