British Nigerian actress, Deborah Ayorinde, is the latest addition to the cast of the third season of HBO’s crime anthology series, True Detective. According to a report by Deadline, Ayorinde will play the role of Becca Hayes, the estranged daughter of retired Arkansas State Police detective, Wayne Hayes, played by Academy award winner, Mahershala Ali. The season will also star Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff, Scoot McNairy, Mamie Gummer and Ray Fisher.
Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney, Rhys Wakefield, Sarah Gadon, Emily Nelson, Brandon Flynn, Michael Graziadei, Josh Hopkins and Jodi Balfour will also appear in recurring roles. Season three of True Detective will tell the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.
As Simone in the critically acclaimed comedy movie Girls Trip, British Nigerian Deborah Ayorinde was difficult to miss. In the critically acclaimed movie, Ayorinde played an Instagram star and side chick to Stewart Pierce, husband to celebrity author, Ryan Pierce.
Born in London, Ayorinde is of Yoruba descent – she and her sisters are the first generation of her family born outside of Nigeria. Despite her years in London and San Jose, California, where her family relocated to when she was eight, Ayorinde is very much interested in her roots.
[Source: New Telegraph]