TROIAN BELLISARIO (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) TO GUEST STAR ON USA NETWORK'S ACCLAIMED DRAMA "SUITS"
The Highly Anticipated Second Half of Season Four of the Universal Cable Productions Drama Will Return Early 2015
Universal City, CA - October 9, 2014 - Troian Bellisario ("Pretty Little Liars") has been set as a guest star on USA Network's top rated and critically-acclaimed original drama SUITS when season four returns in early 2015.
Bellisario will play Claire, an idealistic law student and volunteer at a social services law clinic. Mike (SAG(R) Award nominee Patrick J. Adams, "Luck") meets Claire in a flashback to his days as a bike messenger. Ultimately they begin dating, but things get complicated when Mike tries to help with one of Claire's cases. The result causes him to question the trajectory of his life.
SUITS also stars Gabriel Macht ("Love and Other Drugs"), Gina Torres ("Firefly"), Rick Hoffman ("Samantha Who") and Meghan Markle ("Fringe"). Previously announced guest stars this season include DB Woodside ("Parenthood"), Brendan Hines ("Betrayal"), Michael Gross ("Family Ties"), Neil McDonough ("Desperate Housewives," "RED 2"), Eric Roberts ("Runaway Train") and Melanie Papalia ("The Newsroom").
Bellisario is a burgeoning actress, writer and producer best known for her starring role on the acclaimed ABC Family smash hit "Pretty Little Liars." She wrote, produced and starred in the short film "Exiles," and also starred in the title role of "Lauren" in a WIGS web series focused on sexual assault in the military. Bellisario was also seen in the independent film "Consent." On stage, she appeared in "Equivocation" at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, with The Casitas Group, a theatre company of which she is a founding member and also appeared in an exclusive engagement of Martin McDonagh's "The Pillowman," as well as a Sam Shepard double feature: "Fool for Love" and "True West." During her time as a B.F.A at the USC School of Theatre, Bellisario performed in productions of "The Crucible," "All's Well that Ends Well," "Red Light Winter," "The Complete Female Stage Beauty" and "Cloud 9." Bellisario is repped by The Gersh Agency and Management 360.
From Universal Cable Productions, SUITS was created and is executive produced by Aaron Korsh ("The Deep End"). Doug Liman (COVERT AFFAIRS, "The Bourne Trilogy," "Mr. & Mrs. Smith") and David Bartis (COVERT AFFAIRS, "The O.C.") of Hypnotic, as well as Daniel Arkin ("90210") and Chris Downey ("King & Maxwell," "Leverage") serve as executive producers. Gene Klein of Hypnotic (COVERT AFFAIRS), Rick Muirragui ("Men of a Certain Age," "The Good Guys") and Anton Cropper ("Fairly Legal") serve as co-executive producers. Season 4 of SUITS is currently in production in Toronto, ON. The series recently received a 16-episode fifth season renewal. Seasons one through three of SUITS can be found on Amazon Prime while fans can catch up on the fourth season via video-on-demand.
About USA Network:
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About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. UCP's content library spans classics such as Emmy award winning, "Monk," and cult favorites "Psych," "Battlestar Galactica" and "Warehouse 13." UCP's programming can be seen across various networks, including: "Covert Affairs," "Dig" (March 2015), "Playing House," "Royal Pains," "Satisfaction" and "Suits" on USA Network; "Ascension" (Nov. 2014), "Defiance," "Dominion," and "12 Monkeys" (Jan. 2015) on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" (Dec. 2014) on Bravo; "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray; and "Side Effects" on Awesomeness TV/YouTube. Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.