Renée Elise Goldsberry

Star of stage and screen, Renée Elise Goldsberry has joined the cast of CBS’ new paranormal series ‘Evil’, in a recurring role.  Goldsberry will play Renee Harris, a “dynamic, hard-driving attorney,” working for the Catholic Church.  She will also have a past connection to Mike Coulter‘s priest-in training, David Acosta.  She is the sister of his deceased girlfriend, Julia.  Goldsberry will appear in multiple episodes, but the exact number was not disclosed.

On ‘Evil’, David, a former journalist and priest-in-training is tasked with investigating reports of miracles and demonic possession.  He brings in Dr. Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers), a forensic psychologist to help him, when he has trouble determining whether the events he witnesses are truly supernatural or man-made.  They are accompanied on their investigations by Ben Shroff (Aasif Mandvi), a technician who handles their equipment.  Michael Emerson co-stars as occult leader Dr. Leland Townsend, who encourages others to act on their evil impulses.


‘Evil’ premiered in late September and has enjoyed strong ratings and great reviews.  The series was created by husband and wife duo Robert and Michelle King, who previously created the long-running CBS hit ‘The Good Wife’, and the current spin-off series ‘The Good Fight’ on CBS All Access.

Goldsberry previously appeared on ‘The Good Wife’ as Geneva Pine.  She most recently appeared on Netflix’s ‘Altered Carbon’ as Quellcrist Falconer, and will also be seen when that series returns in 2020.  She won a Tony Award in 2016, for her role as Angelica Schuyler in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’, and was nominated twice for the Daytime Emmy for her role as Evangeline Williamson on ‘One Life to Live’.  She will be seen next month in the film ‘Waves’, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, and was later screened at the Toronto and BFI London film festivals.  She starred in the TV movie ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’, and was also seen in the movie ‘The House with a Clock in its Walls’, Netflix’s series ‘The Get Down’, and the “Original Cast Album: Co-op” episode of IFC’s satirical ‘Documentary Now’.

‘Evil’ airs on Thursday nights at 10pm EST.  Previous episodes are available on CBS All Access.


Source: Deadline