Melina Kanakaredes Set To Recur on ABC’s ‘Notorious’

Denise Petski
Deadline

CSI: NY alumna Melina Kanakaredes has booked a recurring role on ABC’s new drama series Notorious.

From Sony Pictures TV and Jeff Kwatinetz’s The Firm, Notorious was inspired by the relationship between famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and long-time Larry King Live executive producer Wendy Walker. It’s described as a provocative look at the interplay of criminal law and the media.

Kanakaredes will play Dana Hartman, a natural beauty with a keen intelligence, sharp wit and a quick temper. She’s a woman who has risen to the pinnacle of success in broadcasting and plummeted to the depths of scandal-ridden despair. We meet her seven years out from the lowest point in her career, a mother to a rebellious twenty one year old daughter. She is a survivor, who will fight dirty to get what she wants and to protect her daughter.

Kanakaredes, known for her long-running role as Stella on CSI:NY, recently recurred on Extant. She also previously starred as Dr. Sydney Hansen on Providence. She’s repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment.

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