Tami Roman wasn’t lying when she told her Basketball Wives co-stars she’s a “booked and busy,” woman, as the actress is set to star opposite Oscar-winner Octavia Butler in upcoming series, Are You Sleeping.
Roman is set to feature as Butler’s “saucy” step-mother in the Apple TV original drama, according to Deadline. She also recently starred in TVOne original movie When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story opposite Lil Mama and Lance Gross.
Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine production company is behind the scripted drama venture, as well as Peter Chernin of Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content. The series will also feature cast regulars Lizzy Caplan, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.