'Magic City's' Willa Ford Heads to TNT's 'Leverage' (Exclusive)

Willa Ford Headshot - P 2012

Willa Ford Headshot - P 2012

Willa Ford is heading from Magic City to TNT's Leverage.

The actress has been tapped to guest star in a Season 5 episode of the Timothy Hutton drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

Singer-actress Ford, who recurs on Starz's freshman drama Magic City as an escort, will play Tabatha, a feisty woman in her late 20s who owns a local grocery store in the small town of Apple Springs, Ore., and works to protect her family's business -- and the local community -- from the megastore setting up shop nearby. Eliot (Christian Kane) also takes particular interest in her and asks her to dinner in Episode 511.

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Ford is repped by APA and Genesis Entertainment Partners.

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