Mekia Cox (Secrets and Lies) has been promoted to series regular in Season 7 of ABC’s Once Upon A Time.

Cox plays Princess Tiana, the character from the Disney feature The Princess and The Frog. She was initially cast as a recurring in July amid several new cast additions for the rebooted Season 7.

Once Upon A Time returns for Season 7 with a slew of new characters and rebooted storylines. The new season will focus on returning cast members Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle and Colin O’Donoghue, along with The Walking Dead‘s Andrew J. West, who was introduced in the Season 6 finale.

Cox starred in 90210, and has guest starred on numerous series such as UndercoversGotham, Almost Human, Grey’s Anatomy, and Modern Family.  She recently starred in the second season of the ABC drama Secrets and Lies.