Moennig plays Professor Paige Hewson, a CalU Gender Studies teacher who instructs a class in which Zoey (Yara Shahidi) and her friends are enrolled. Professor Hewson is openly lesbian, uber-feminist, confident, yet still self-effacing. She serves as an advisor to the crew, especially Nomi (Emily Arlook), who sees the professor as someone she can look up and talk to, especially since she hasn’t come out to her parents yet.
Toplined by black-ish‘s Shahidi, the half-hour college-set comedy tackles current social issues and complexities facing both students and administrators Season two of grown-ish follows Zoey (Shahidi) and her friends as they enter their second year at CalU with confidence and swagger. Learning from the ups and downs of their first year, they all assume they’ve got their second year on lock, but quickly realize that they’re not as grown as they think.
The series is produced by ABC Signature Studios and is executive produced by creator Kenya Barris, Julie Bean, Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry, Craig Doyle, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins.
Moennig, an L Word and Three Rivers alum, co-stars as Lena on Showtime’s Ray Donovan.