‘The Fosters’ Casts Shi Ne Nielson; ‘Narcos’ Adds Andrea Londo

Denise Petski
Deadline

Chasing Life alumna Shi Ne Nielson has landed a recurring role on the fourth season of Freeform’s The Fosters. Executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, The Fosters follows a multi-ethnic family mix of adopted and biological teenage kids being raised by two moms. Nielson will play Kate O’Brien, a very sharp and extremely capable public defender. Professional and caring, she is one of Stef’s (Teri Polo) friends. She’s regarded as one of the best public defenders in the department. Nielson, known as Raquel on Chasing Life, just wrapped a role on Nancy Meyers’ upcoming film Home Again with Reese Witherspoon. She also recently recurred on Murder in the First and guest-starred on Rosewood and NCIS. She’s repped by BRS/Gage and Impact Artists Group. The Fosters premieres its fourth season on January 31.

Andrea Londo has signed on for a recurring role in the upcoming third season of Netflix’s drug cartel drama Narcos. Londo will play Maria, a young and beautiful former Colombian beauty queen who is clever and knows how to survive. Season 3, slated to premiere in 2017, will pick up following the death of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Londo recently guest-starred on Faking It and Catfish: The TV Show. She’s repped by Rough Diamond Management.

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