British Nigerian actress, Deborah Ayorinde, is the latest addition to the cast of the third season of HBO’s crime anthology series, “True Detective.”
According to a report by Deadline, Ayorinde will play Becca Hayes, the estranged daughter of retired Arkansas State Police detective Wayne Hayes, played by Academy award winner, Mahershala Ali.
The season will also star Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff, Scoot McNairy, Mamie Gummer and Ray Fisher. Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney, Rhys Wakefield, Sarah Gadon, Emily Nelson, Brandon Flynn, Michael Graziadei, Josh Hopkins and Jodi Balfour will also appear in recurring roles.
Season three of “True Detective” will tell the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.
As Simone in the critically acclaimed comedy movie “Girls Trip,” British Nigerian Deborah Ayorinde was difficult to miss.
In the critically acclaimed movie, Ayorinde played an Instagram star and side chick to Stewart Pierce, husband to celebrity author, Ryan Pierce.
Born in London, Ayorinde is of Yoruba descent – she and her sisters are the first generation of her family born outside of Nigeria.
Despite her years in London and San Jose, California, where her family relocated to when she was eight, Ayorinde is very much interested in her roots.
In a 2017 interview with Essence Magazine, the actress said she is down to do a Nollywood movie.
Sharing actors she would love to work with, Ayorinde said, “I really want to work with Genevieve Nnaji. There are a few others – Monalisa Chinda, I would love to do films with her too.”
Ayorinde graduated with honors from Howard University’s John H. Johnson School of Communications with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production.
During her matriculation, she won the Paul Robeson Best Actress award for her performance in a short film she wrote and directed.
Apart from acting, she has a hidden talent – singing. Unfortunately, she gets stage fright whenever she has to perform.