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OCT
23
2 YEARS

'House of Lies' Adds Larenz Tate, Nia Long for Season 2

The two former "Love Jones" stars will recur in the sophomore comedy starring Emmy nominee Don Cheadle.

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Larenz Tate and Nia Long

Showtime's House of Lies has added a pair to its season two pod.

The workplace-consultant drama starring Emmy nominee Don Cheadle has booked Larenz Tate (Rescue Me) and Nia Long (Third Watch) for recurring roles in its sophomore season, Showtime said Tuesday.

Tate will play Marty's (Cheadle) younger, less ambitious activist brother, while Long will play a fellow consultant and former classmate of Marty's who proves to be a formidable foe.

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The casting marks a reunion for Tate and Long, who co-starred in the 1997 feature Love Jones, as well as for Tate and Cheadle, who co-starred in the 2004 drama Crash.

Tate, whose credits also include Ray and Menace II Society, is with APA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Hansen Jacobson. Long's credits include Big Momma's House, Are We There Yet? and their sequels. She also voices the character Roberta on Fox's The Cleveland Show. Long is repped by Global and Stone Meyer.

Season two of House of Lies premieres Jan. 13 on Showtime.

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