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Valarie Pettiford joins True Blood's final season

Valarie Pettiford

Story by Jack Foley

AWARD-winning star of stage and screen, Valarie Pettiford, is joining the cast of True Blood in a recurring role for their sixth and final season.

She will appear in a two-episode arc starting in Episode 7, World Without End, which is scheduled to air in the US on July 28, 2013.

“Working on this show has been a delicious experience,” says Valarie. “It has been an absolute joy to work with a cast of this caliber. Everyone has been so lovely – they say it starts at the top, and on True Blood, it really does.”

Valarie has a long list of accolades, including a Tony Award nomination, NAACP Awards nominations and Best Actress honors for the festival short The Response.

Valarie’s resume boasts national tours (Dancin’, Show Boat), hit sitcoms (Half and Half, House of Payne) and big-budget studio films (Stomp The Yard).

Her second album, Velvet Sky, a collection of original lullabies, was released last autumn. Additionally, she has been sanctioned by the Fosse/Verdon estate to reconstruct the maestro’s choreography for a new generation of dancers in master classes in New York City. She is teaching with fellow Fosse-alum Lloyd Culbreath.

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