ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE ROSIE PEREZ TO GUEST-STAR IN MULTI-EPISODE ARC ON NBC'S 'LIPSTICK JUNGLE'
Perez Will Play The Role of Dahlia, a Top-flight Publicist for Victory Ford.
BURBANK � July 22, 2008 � Oscar nominee Rosie Perez ("Fearless") will guest-star on NBC's drama series "Lipstick Jungle" (Wednesdays, 10-11 p.m. ET) in a multi-episode arc starting with the season premiere on September 24.
Perez will step into the life of Victory Ford (series star Lindsay Price), a re-emerging designer in the fashion world. Perez will play the role of Dahlia, Victory's publicist, who brings a successful attitude to Ford's life.
Perez' career has focused primarily on the big screen. She can next be seen starring in Judd Apatow's "Pineapple Express," opposite James Franco and Seth Rogen, to be released on August 8. Perez also recently starred in the critically acclaimed film, "The Take," opposite John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale. Additionally, she received rave reviews for her performance as Googie Gomez in the 2007 Broadway production of "The Ritz."
Perez is also a successful producer and director and is well known for producing "Subway Stories" and directing her documentary "Yo Soy Boricua, Pa'Que Tu Lo Sepas." She is an Academy Award-nominated actress for her performance in Peter Weir's "Fearless."
Perez began her career as a choreographer for such artists as Bobby Brown, LL Cool J and Diana Ross. She also choreographed and directed the "Fly Girls" on "In Living Color," for which she received an Emmy nomination. Her other credits include: Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing," Ron Shelton's "White Men Can't Jump" (opposite Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson), Michel Gondry's "Human Nature" (opposite Tim Robbins) and Penny Marshall's "Riding in Cars with Boys" (opposite Drew Barrymore).
The series is executive-produced by Oliver Goldstick ("Ugly Betty"), Timothy Busfield (NBC's "The West Wing") and Candace Bushnell. Based on the book by Bushnell, "Lipstick Jungle" is from Universal Media Studios.