Two more members of the Destiny‘s unwilling crew have just been unveiled! Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello reports that actresses Ming-Na and Elyse Levesque have joined the cast of Stargate Universe. They will play Camille Wray and Chloe Armstrong, respectively.
Levesque’s Chloe Armstrong (the third and, we hope, final surname for the character) is a civilian and the daughter of U.S. Senator who finds herself way out of her league when she is trapped on board the Ancient ship Destiny in deep space.
The 23-year-old actress has appeared in such series as Smallville, 2030 CE, Masters of Horror and Men In Trees. Her film career includes the recent TV movie Journey To the Center of the Earth.
According to casting documents, while Chloe is a little spoiled by her silver-spoon upbringing, she is also politically and socially savvy. She dreams of following in her father’s footsteps, but the dire circumstances of being trapped on a spaceship tests her character.
Ming-Na plays Camille Wray, a caustic representative of the international body that oversees the Stargate program and all related projects. When she is taken to the Destiny against her will, she is furious and certain to make her opinions on command decisions known.
The 45-year-old actress is best known for her stint on the venerable NBC hospital drama ER, where she played Dr. Jing-Mei Chen in some 118 episodes. She was born on an island near Hong Kong and raised in New York and Pittsburgh, according to the Internet Movie Database. She graduated with a theater degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and won a role on the soap As the World Turns. Her long list of credits also includes The Joy Luck Club, voiceover work in Spawn, Mulan II and The Batman, and television series from Private Practice to Two and a Half Men.
She is currently appearing in the sci-fi film Push, now in theaters.
It is not currently known if the character of Wray has been bumped from recurring to a series regular. Ming-Na will appear in the series premiere, “Air.”
Levesque and Ming-Na join previously announced Stargate Universe cast members Robert Carlyle (“Dr. Nicholas Rush”), David Blue (“Eli Wallace”), Justin Louis (“Col. Everett Young”), Brian J. Smith (“Lt. Matthew Scott”) and Jamil Walker Smith (“Sr. Sgt. Ronald Greer”). The show is now filming in Vancouver.
There is one main cast member still to go! Stick with GateWorld for the latest developments on Stargate Universe in the days ahead. The series is now filming in Vancouver, British Columbia, and will premiere this fall on the SCI FI Channel in the United States.
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