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Natalie Morales has been added to the cast of USA Network’s upcoming series “White Collar” as a regular.
In other USA casting news, Eric Lively and Kari Matchett have joined the network’s pilot “Covert Affairs” as regulars and Eion Bailey is aboard as a recurring.
“Collar” follows the pairing of a con artist (Matthew Bomer) and the head of the FBI’s white-collar crime unit (Tim DeKay).
Morales will play Lauren Cruz, a smart junior FBI agent in the white-collar division who holds her own with her superiors and the master thieves she’s investigating. She originally was cast as a guest star for two episodes.
Morales recently wrapped the features “The Bounty” and “Going the Distance” and just booked a role in Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.” She is managed by Bleecker Street Entertainment and repped by attorney Mitch Smelkinson.
“Affairs” centers on Annie Walker (Piper Perabo), a multilingual CIA trainee who joins the agency while still reeling over a mysterious ex-boyfriend (Bailey) who appears to be of particular interest to her bosses.
Lively, repped by Fortitude and Untitled, will play Conrad Sheehan III, a third-generation CIA man and womanizer who enjoys a spicy rapport with Annie. Lively most recently appeared in “24: Redemption.”
Matchett (“ER”) will play a driven CIA agent who is the head of the agency’s Domestic Protection Division and Annie’s new boss.
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