South African actress Pearl Thusi is set to play a new series regular on Season 2 of ABC drama series Quantico.

Thusi will play Dayana Mampasi, a driven, disciplined, type-A lawyer. After graduating top of her class at Harvard, she worked at an NGO for two years before joining her parents’ Boston firm. But though she seems to have it all, Dayana struggles to fit in. She joins series stars Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Blair Underwood, and Russell Tovey.

Durban-born Thusi has appeared on numerous TV shows in her native South Africa, including Zone 14, Soul City, Rhythm City, Family Bonds, Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and iCrew. She had lead roles on long-running South African soap opera Isidingo, as well as feature Kalushi – The Solomon Mhlangu Story. She’s repped by Generate and Capacity Relations in South Africa.

Season 2 of Quantico premieres September 25 on ABC.