Theater Alum in New Series on ABC

March 6, 2019

Ana Ortiz BFA ’93 (Theater), who previously starred in the series Ugly Betty, has landed a supporting role as FBI profiler Susan Sampson in the new ABC series Whiskey Cavalier. The series, starring Scott Foley (Scandal) and Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead), is an action and romantic comedy about government agents who oversee a group of spies. 

Ugly Betty garnered 18 Emmy Award nominations and won a Golden Globe. Ortiz followed up her five-year Ugly Betty run with Devious Maids, a comedy-drama series that ran for four seasons on the Lifetime network. 

Most recently, she’s guest-starred on the ABC TV hit series How to Get Away with Murder, produced by Shonda Rhimes, and Black-ish. In 2018, she also provided voiceover work for the animated Disney film Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Whiskey Cavalier premiered Feb. 27, 2019, and airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m.

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Ana Ortiz BFA ’93 (Theater) plays Susan Sampson, an FBI profiler, in Whiskey Cavalier. Following an emotional breakup, tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (code name: Whiskey Cavalier) is assigned to work with CIA operative Frankie Trowbridge (code name: Fiery Tribune). Together, they must lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny and heroic spies who periodically save the world—and each other—while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics, on the season premiere of Whiskey Cavalier, airing WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 (10:0011:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Larry D. Horricks)
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