Married, running a catering business and bored, two ex-agents jump at the chance to return to the CIA in Citytv’s Undercovers.
Alias: Gugu Mbatha Raw
Background: Actress, age 27, born in Oxford, England, and raised in Witney, Oxfordshire.
Previous work: M15, Dr. Who
“Undercovers” training: “For me, it was a relatively rapid casting process, but a lot of fight training,” Mbatha-Raw says. “I got a chance to work with the stunt coordinator on martial arts styles, a little bit of a Capoeira. I come from a dance background. … So in terms of all of the fighting and kicking and that sort of thing, it’s already part of my, you know, body chemistry.”
Alias: Boris Kodjoe
Background: Actor, age 37, born in Vienna, Austria, and raised in Frieburg im Breisgau, Germany. Kodjoe came to America on a tennis scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Previous work: Soul Food: The Series.
“Undercovers” dream attainment level: “There’s so many genres mixed in one that, as an actor, this is a once-in-a-lifetime situation. (For instance), we were shooting in a strip club, speaking three languages.”