12:12pm PT by Natalie Jarvey
'The Neighbors' Actress Joins Amazon Comedy Pilot (Exclusive)
The Neighbors star Toks Olagundoye has been tapped for Amazon Studio's newest comedy pilot.
The actress has booked a recurring guest star role on Salem Rogers: Model of the Year, 1998. The project, produced by Lindsey Stoddart and Will Graham, stars Leslie Bib (About a Boy) as the titular self-centered former supermodel who is trying to return to the spotlight with a book deal. Olagundoye will play Hookah Cartwright, a beautiful but evil model-turned agent who was Salem's adversary during their modeling days. Now she works at the same agency as Salem's former agent and is "looking forward to watching Salem crash and burn again."
Olagundoye most recently starred as alien first lady Jackie Joyner-Kersee in now canceled ABC sci-fi comedy Neighbors. She was also attached to the Mary Louise Parker NBC pilot Feed Me. The Nigerian-born actress has guest starred on NCIS, Prime Suspect and Switched at Birth.
Olagundoye is represented by Amanda Hendon at Shelter Entertainment and APA.