Emayatzy Corinealdi (Middle of Nowhere, Miles Ahead) has landed a recurring role opposite Dwayne Johnson on the upcoming season of HBO’s Ballers!  She will play the role of Candace Brewer, a high-powered sports executive who goes toe-to-toe with the ex-superstar Spencer (Johnson) in the comedy series.

Corinealdi started her career in a recurring role on the CBS daytime drama, The Young and the Restless and made her feature film debut in Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere which catapulted her career to new heights.  Over the past few years, she won the 14th Annual American Black Film Festival Star Project, a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.

She was later cast in the Amazon drama series Hand of God and as Miles Davis’ wife Frances Taylor in Miles Ahead, opposite Don Cheadle, and was most recently cast in the CBS drama pilot The Get alongside Brad Garrett.

Emayatzy Corinealdi is definitely a star to watch and we’re excited about these new opportunities!

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