Kelsey Scott has been tapped to join the cast of Lifetime’s The Simone Biles Story (working title).

The biopic will follow the Olympic gold medalist’s journey from foster care to winning 19 Olympic and World Championship medals and cementing her status as one of the greatest gymnasts of all-time.  Scott will play Biles’ biological mother. She joins newcomer Jeanté Godlock, who will star as Biles, as well as Julius Tennon (How to Get Away with Murder) and Tisha Campbell-Martin (My Wife and Kids) as her parents Ron and Nellie Biles.

Production is currently underway in Vancouver for a 2018 premiere on Lifetime.

Scott received an Emmy nomination for her role in Fear The Walking Dead: Passage web series.  She was nominated in the category of Outstanding Actress In a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. She plays the scrappy survivor Sierra, who is making her way through a zombie-infested wasteland.  Scott also had a recurring stint on ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder.