Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Exclusive: Hawaii Five-0 Adds Cast Member

Exclusive: Hawaii Five-0 Adds Cast Member
By: Nellie Andreeva

Larisa Oleynik is joining the cast of the freshman drama Hawaii Five-0, TVLine has learned exclusively.

On CBS’s reboot of the classic cop show, Oleynik will play Jessica Kaye, an ex-CIA Analyst and Harvard graduate with a degree in Political Science and a Masters in Global Security and Intelligence Studies who is fresh off the plane from Langley, Virginia.

Her purpose in Hawaii? To assist Five-0 in the pursuit of Steve McGarrett’s arch nemesis, Wo Fat (Iron Chef America‘s Mark Dacascos). Jessica has a personal stake in the manhunt since Wo Fat was responsible for the murder of her fiancĂ©, a well respected CIA field agent.

Oleynik’s role is recurring for the remainder of this season, with an option to become a series regular come Season 2. A onetime recurring player on NBC’s 3rd Rock from the Sun, she most recently guest-starred on AMC’s Mad Men as Ken Cosgrove’s fiancĂ©e.