'Bon Qui Qui' Actress Joins NBC's 'About a Boy' Remake

Anjelah N Johnson - P 2013

NBC's About a Boy has a "complicated order."

The network has tapped actress-comedian Anjelah N. Johnson to join the cast of its About a Boy adaptation, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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Parenthood's Jason Katims will pen the pilot adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel and the film. The single-camera comedy follows the relationship between a bachelor man-child named Will (New Girl's David Walton) and the young boy named Marcus who moves in next-door with his crazy, single mother, Fiona (Good Will Hunting's Minnie Driver).

Johnson will play Laurie, the wife to Will's best friend, Andy. She's a well-meaning yet overbearing mother of three who's unaware she's pushy. Like Andy, she's frustrated by Will's childishness and upset by his reaction to being named their newest child's godparent.

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Johnson is perhaps best known for playing Bon Qui Qui in the sketch series MadTV. On YouTube, the fast-food employee sketch has more than 60 million views. She is repped by Gersh, Generate and Lichter Grossman, and her credits also include Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.

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