From Black Voices — The days of yore — when film actors were only film actors — are long gone.

Maybe it’s the economy, or maybe it’s just actors diversifying their portfolio, but there seems to be a growing trend of Academy Award-caliber thespians — such asLaurence Fishburne (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Terrence Howard (Law & Order: Los Angeles), Kathy Bates (‘Harry’s Law’) and Forest Whitaker(‘Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior’ ) — taking jobs on television.

Taraji P. Henson
is the latest acclaimed actress to sign up for the boob tube.

The ‘Curious Case of Benjamin Button‘ star has been cast in producer J.J Abrams‘ new CBS drama series, ‘Person of Interest.’

According to New York magazine, the series tells the story of an ex-CIA agent who is recruited by a crazy billionaire to help fight crime in New York City.

Already cast in the series is Michael Emerson, who last starred in Abram’ other show,‘Lost.’ He will play the billionaire, while Henson will play a female detective named Carter on the series.

 

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  • Shauna

    Awesome. One of the many things I love about J.J. is that his casts are always pretty diverse.