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Dianne Wiest to Guest Star on THE BLACKLIST
TVLine reports that Oscar-winner stage and screen star Dianne Wiest is set to guest star on NBC's THE BLACKLIST in Episode 15, called "The Judge". She will play the head of Amnesty United, an organization against the death penalty.
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Wiest's big screen credits include The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Darling Companion, The Big Year, Rabbit Hole, Synecdoche, New York, Dan in Real Life, Pracitical Magic, The Birdcage, Edward Scissorhands, Footloose and many more. Her roles in Bullets Over Broadway and Hannah and Her Sisters earned her two Academy Awards.
She also starred in the TV series In Treatment, as well as Law & Order and the mini-series The 10th Kingdom.
Wiest has taken the Broadway stage in All My Sons, Salome: The Reading, In the Summer House, Beyond Therapy, Othello, Frankenstein and more. She has also appeared off-Broadway in The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, Third, Memory House, One Flea Spare, The Shawl, Square One, Hunting Cockroaches, After the Fall, Other Places, Serenading Louie, Three Sisters, Bonjour, La, Bonjour, Museum, Agamemnon and more. She directed Not About Heroes off-Broadway in 1985.
ABOUT THE BLACKLIST: For decades, ex-government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader, "The Office," "Boston Legal") has been one of the FBI's Most Wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as "The Concierge of Crime." Now, he's mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: He will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone, "Law & Order: Los Angeles"), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. For Liz, it's going to be one hell of a first day on the job. What follows is a twisting series of events as the race to stop a terrorist begins. What are Red's true intentions? Why has he chosen Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection? Does Liz have secrets of her own? Zamani is only the first of many on a list that Red has compiled over the years: a "blacklist" of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. He will help catch them all... with the caveat that Liz continues to work as his partner. Red will teach Liz to think like a criminal and "see the bigger picture"... whether she wants to or not. Also starring are Diego Klattenhoff ("Homeland"), Harry Lennix ("Man of Steel") and Ryan Eggold ("90210").
Jon Bokenkamp ("The Call," "Taking Lives"), John Eisendrath ("Alias"), John Davis ("Predator," "I, Robot," "Chronicle") and John FOX serve as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Joe Carnahan ("The A-Team," "The Grey"). "The Blacklist" is a production of Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment.
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