"Rent" Star Joins CBS Series

News   "Rent" Star Joins CBS Series Tracie Thoms, who plays Joanne in the forthcoming film version of the hit musical "Rent," has joined the cast of CBS' "Cold Case."
Tracie Thoms
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The Hollywood Reporter says that Thoms will play Kat Miller on the crime drama series, which airs Sundays at 8 PM ET. Miller, according to the industry paper, is a "streetwise young narcotics detective who joins the Philadelphia homicide squad after assisting in solving a case from 1973." Thoms' first appearance is scheduled for Nov. 20 in an episode entitled "Honor." Tracie Thoms made her Broadway debut in Drowning Crow. Off Broadway she was seen in The Exonerated and Up Against the Wind, and her regional credits include Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, A Raisin in the Sun, The Oedipus Plays and Hair, earning a Helen Hayes nomination for her work in the latter. Thoms' screen credits include "Brother to Brother," “As If,” "Porn ’N Chicken," “The Shield” and the Fox series “Wonderfalls.”

"Rent" — with Thoms, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp, Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs, Jesse L. Martin and Wilson Jermaine Heredia — hits movie screens across the country Nov. 23.

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