South African actress, model, and radio personality, Pearl Thusi (Lip Sync Battle Africa), has been cast as a series regular in the second season of ABC’s hit series Quantico.

According to sources, Thusi 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.

Thusi will  join the series alongside Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Blair Underwood, and Russell Tovey.

The Durban-born actress starred on popular South African series’ such as Isidingo, Zone 14, Soul City, Rhythm City, Family Bonds, Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Lip Sync Battle Africa, and iCrew.  In 2015, she was featured in Tremors 5: Bloodlines. Thusi can be seen next in the biopic Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu later this year.

Season 2 of Quantico is scheduled to premiere September 25 on ABC.



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