Charlie’s Angels alumna Annie Ilonzeh is set as a regular in the NBC drama pilot Coercion, based on an Israeli format. The high-octane thriller revolves around the O’Connor family and their son, Alex (Gavin Stenhouse), a decorated American war hero and CIA analyst. Unbeknownst to him, both of his parents and his sister are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated. Ilonzeh, repped by APA and Vincent Cirrincione Associates, plays Julia, a no-nonsense Special Agent with the FBI assigned to work closely with Alex. She has recurred on Arrow and Drop Dead Diva.
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Chicago-based theater actor Cliff Chamberlain has been cast in NBC drama pilot State of Affairs, which stars Katherine Heigl as Charleston Whitney Tucker, a key CIA attaché who counsels the president on high-stakes incidents around the world. Chamberlain, repped by Innovative and Brillstein Entertainment, will play Brett Welker, a quirky CIA linguist.