Written by Turner and directed by Michael M. Robin, The Advocate was inspired by the real story of former talent agent Byrdie Lifson-Pompan who teamed with Valerie Ulene, a medical doctor and a health education specialist, to launch a healthcare consulting and case management company. It centers on Francis “Frankie” Reese (Raver), a tough, resourceful, type-A businesswoman at the top of her game who has a medical scare, only to be dangerously misdiagnosed, and experiences firsthand the hazards of our healthcare system. Shocking her friends and family, she leaves her career behind, becoming instead a brilliant and relentless advocate for anyone caught in the chaotic and ever-changing maze that is modern medicine. Turner and Klein executive produce, with Lifson-Pompan and Ulene serving as consulting producers.
Raver, repped by Atlas Artists and WME, recently reprised her 24 role as Audrey Boudreau in the limited series 24: Live Another Day.
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