'Covert Affairs' Snags 'Homeland' Actress for Major Arc

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'Covert Affairs' Snags 'Homeland' Actress for Major Arc
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'Covert Affairs' Snags 'Homeland' Actress for Major Arc

A key player from Homeland is heading to Washington D.C.

Zuleikha Robinson has landed a major recurring role on USA Network's spy drama Covert Affairs, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. She is slated to appear in multiple episodes of the globe-trotting one-hour series. Her first appearance will be in the ninth episode.

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Robinson, who played Brody and Abu Nazir's go-between Roya Hammad on Homeland, will portray Bianca Chiarelli, a D.C. power player who is one of the capitol's most formidable defense attorneys. With the help of Bianca's legal acumen, Arthur (Peter Gallagher) plans to combat allegations that could damage the Campbells' legacy.

Covert Affairs added former CSI: NY's Hill Harper as a series regular for season four, joining stars Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett and Gallagher. It is executive produced by Doug Liman and David Bartis via Hypnotic and is written/executive produced by co-creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord.

Repped by Gersh and Industry, Robinson recurred in Lost and Rome, and her feature credits include The Namesake, Hidalgo and The Merchant of Venice.

Covert Affairs premieres July 16 on USA Network.

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