Lacretta Joins Chris Messina & Ari Graynor In Paul Simms Comedy Pilot At FX

Denise Petski

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EXCLUSIVE: Lacretta is set as a series regular opposite Chris Messina and Ari Graynor in FX’s single-camera comedy pilot from Atlanta and What We Do in the Shadows executive producer Paul Simms.

Written by Simms, the untitled comedy is about a family surviving a widespread technological crisis. Lacretta will play Nancy, a humorous immigrant from Grenada who now is the nanny for the son of Hunt (Messina) and Rachel (Graynor).

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Simms executive produces with M. Blair Breard (Baskets, Better Things). FX Productions, where Simms is under an overall deal and Breard has a first-look pact, is the studio. Baskets co-creator/executive producer Jonathan Krisel directs.

Lacretta played a major supporting role in Peter Segal’s romantic comedy Second Act, starring Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini and Milo Ventimiglia. On television, she played the series-regular role of Bouncy in the ABC drama pilot Salvage from writer-producer Don Todd. Her other credits include a guest-starring role on Fox’s Gotham, the lead role of Levora Verona in Disaster! on Broadway, Gary Coleman in Avenue Q Off-Broadway and Mrs. Lenox in Scotland, PA Off-Broadway. Lacretta is repped by Headline Talent Agency.

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