'Covert Affairs' Casts '24' Alum in Recurring Role for Season 5


'Covert Affairs' Casts '24' Alum in Recurring Role for Season 5


It's gearing up to be a pretty guest-star-packed season for 'Covert Affairs.' Just last week the series announced former Pink Power Ranger, Amy Jo Johnson, would be dropping by in a recurring capacity. And it seems she won't be the only one.

The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned that '24' alum Nazneen Contractor is also set to recur on the USA spy drama's upcoming fifth season, taking on the role of Sydney — a new love interest for Calder Michaels (Hill Harper).

Her character is described as being drop-dead gorgeous, discreet, and savvy. However, there's more to her than initially meets the eye, which could end up spelling some trouble for Annie (Piper Perabo) & Co.

The 16-episode season, which kicks off this summer, will pick up sometime after Annie faked her death, changed her identity, and went deep undercover in Hong Kong to take down her nemesis, Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin). Suffice to say, there's bound to be a few repercussions for her actions.

Contractor joins an ensemble cast led by Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Harper, Kari Matchett, and Peter Gallagher as well as newly added regular Nicholas Bishop. Additional guest stars include Michael A. Goorjian, Perrey Reeves and the aforementioned Johnson.

The actress is best known for her recurring role on the eighth season of Fox's '24,' but also starred in the Canadian series 'The Border.' She nabbed a supporting role in 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and can next been seen in Frank Langella's 'Parts Per Billion.'

- USA Network
- Nazneen Contractor
- Covert Affairs

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
Apr 14th, 2014, 9:59 am

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