20 July 2016, Johannesburg – Celebrated actress, TV personality and radio host Pearl Thusi reaches for the stars and joins the cast of one of the biggest shows on television, ABC’s drama series, Quantico.
The sky has not been the limit for this feisty go-getter. Pearl has been expanding her acting portfolio at an accelerating rate and is continuing to rise. Her sheer determination, hard work and focus has paved the way for this talented star.
“I have been such a big fan of the show for such a long time and it is a dream come true to be a part of it. I am proud to be paving the way for South Africa and am absolutely thrilled to be joining the extraordinarily talented Quantico team,” said Pearl.Pearl will play Dayana Mampasi, a driven, disciplined, type-A lawyer. After graduating top of her class at Harvard, she worked at an NGO for two years before joining her parents’ Boston firm. But though she seems to have it all, Dayana struggles to fit in. She joins series stars Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Blair Underwood, and Russell Tovey.
“We are ecstatic to confirm that Pearl Thusi has landed a recurring role in one of ABC’s leading series, Quantico. There has been an increase in attention in Pearl since last year. She is proud to be representing South Africa on the international scene and is settling in New York well. This role is significant, super exciting and a dream come true! We are thrilled to be able to celebrate her success and know that this is a new chapter of growth and opportunity,” says Pearl’s manager, Sarit Reouveni Tomlinson MD of Capacity Relations.
Season 2 of Quantico premieres September 25 on ABC.