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Emmy and Oscar Nominee Lands Lead Role in ABC’s Identity Crime Pilot

Mar 3, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The ABC drama pilot "Identity" has cast an Emmy and Oscar nominee in a lead role, reports Deadline.com.

Playing a special agent with the FBI’s new Identity Crimes Unit will be Angela Bassett, who received an Oscar nomination for best actress in 1994 for her Golden Globe-winning performance in “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” She was nominated for an Emmy in 2002 for “The Rosa Parks Story” and has received two Daytime Emmy nominations.

The project, from ABC Studios, is based on a British format, the story notes. Bassett’s character, Martha, is a Vassar graduate who wants to make the new unit a success by combining sophisticated technology and old-fashioned investigative techniques, the story notes.

On television, Bassett most recently co-starred on the last season of "ER.”

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