*Actress Mekia Cox, most recently seen on The CW’s “90210” and in the Michael Jackson documentary “This Is It,” has been cast in NBC’s upcoming spy drama “Undercovers.”
Cox will replace Jessica Parker Kennedy on the J.J. Abrams series, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
She’ll play Lizzy, the older sister of the female lead, who is unaware of her family’s involvement in the CIA.
As previously reported, Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw star as married couple Steven and Samantha Bloom, who take on an assignment to track down a missing CIA operative. [Watch preview clip below.]
Cox was one of 11 dancers chosen to be a part of Jackson’s “This Is It” tour. She was the featured woman strutting her stuff during his performance of “The Way You Make Me Feel.” [Watch clip below.]