Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield attends the Fifth Annual Africian American Film Critics Association Awards at the Taglyan Cultural Complex on January 31, 2014 in Hollywood, California

Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield attends the Fifth Annual Africian American Film Critics Association Awards at the Taglyan Cultural Complex on January 31, 2014 in Hollywood, California

*Salli Richardson-Whitfield has signed on to recur on BET’s “Being Mary Jane,” reports Deadline.com.

The series stars Gabrielle Union as a successful TV news anchor with a not-so-successful love life.

Richardson-Whitfield will appear in at least five episodes as Mary Jane’s (Union) longtime friend.

The wife of actor Dondre Whitfield currently recurs on Lifetime’s “The Lottery.” Other TV credits include “Castle,” “House Of Lies,” “NCIS” and “The Newsroom.”