May 20, 2014 10:00am PT by Philiana Ng
'Six Feet Under' Star Joins USA's 'Dig' (Exclusive)
USA Network's Dig has added a Six Feet Under alum.
Lauren Ambrose has joined the six-episode fall event series from Heroes' Tim Kring and Homeland's Gideon Raff, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Dig centers on Peter Connelly, an FBI agent currently stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating the murder of an American archeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in the making. Jason Isaacs, Anne Heche, Alison Sudol, Regina Taylor, David Costabile and Omar Metwally star.
Ambrose will play Debbie, a dedicated follower of evangelist Ted Billingham (Costabile). She spends most of her time looking after a fellow disciple, 13-year-old Josh (Zen McGrath). But when Josh suddenly disappears, Debbie begins to question the beliefs and choices that have led her to this isolated place.
Ambrose most recently starred in Sundance title Sleepwalk With Me, with additional film credits including About Sunny, Wanderlust and The Other Woman. On the television side, the actress is best known for her run on HBO's Six Feet Under as Claire Fisher, for which she received two Emmy nominations. She also recurred on Law & Order: SVU and Torchwood: Miracle Day.
She is repped by UTA, Kipperman Management and Sloane Offer.