Tracie Thoms Joins ABC's GOTHICA Pilot
RENT alum Tracie Thoms has officially booked her latest gig - and she's going gothic.
From Mark Gordon Co., the project creates an interwoven mystery focused on the classic horror mythologies of Frankenstein, Dracula, Dorian Gray, and Jekyll and Hyde. "It centers on Grace Van Helsing (Janet Montgomery), a Pulitzer prize winning journalist from New York who takes over her family's hometown newspaper, The Guardian," according to the report.
Thoms will take on the role of 'Mina,' an long-time friend of Grace's who currently serves as the managing editor for The Guardian.
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Thoms has had wide-ranging success in film, television and theatre throughout her career. She's considered one of the rising stars of a new generation of talented and versatile American actors. In 2008, she realized a long-held dream when she starred as 'Joanne' in the final weeks of the historic 12 year run of the Broadway musical, "Rent". Previously, she played the same crucial role in Sony's film of "Rent" opposite Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs and Jesse Martin. In 2007, she starred opposite Kurt Russell in Quentin Tarantino's "Grindhouse: Death Proof." The New York Times and other major media outlets gave Tracie rave reviews. She was also featured opposite Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway in "The Devil Wears Prada" for director David Frankel.
Thoms also starred on Broadway opposite Alfre Woodard in ReGina Taylor's "Drowning Crow." She was a lead in the critically acclaimed "The Exonerated" at The Culture Project Off-Broadway, and she's been featured in "The 24 Hour Plays," "The 24 Hour Musicals" and the new plays, "10 Things To Do Before I Die" for New York's Second Stage Theatre and "And Her Hair Went With Her" at Los Angeles' Fountain Theatre. She most recently appeard in "Stick Fly" on Broadway, last season.
On television, she was a series regular on the longrunning CBS series, "Cold Case." She also starred on the FOX series, "Wonderfalls" and UPN's "As If"; had a memorable guest role as CCH Pounder's tortured daughter on FX's "The Shield"; and appeared in the indie films "Sex and Breakfast, Chris Rock's "Good Hair" and "Peter and Vandy."
Tracie began studying acting in her hometown of Baltimore at the age of 9. She attended high school at the prestigious Baltimore School for the Arts. Later, she received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Howard University and a graduate degree in acting from New York City's renowned Juilliard School.