For Life season 2 cast: Who is Georgia Bishop star Crystal Dickinson?
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For Life airs every Wednesday on ABC in the US and is coming soon to Sky Witness. The new series sees Aaron Wallace (played by Nicholas Pinnock) as a free man and fans are curious to know more about the rest of the cast. Who is Georgia Bishop star Crystal Dickinson? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Who is Crystal Dickinson?
Crystal Dickinson is an American actress from New Jersey.
For Life viewers may recognise Dickinson from her role as Detective Toussaint from Showtimes’s The CHI.
In The CHI, Dickinson starred alongside Jason Mitchell and Jacob Latimore.
For Life fans may also recognise Dickinson from her role as Jose Tatro in The Good Wife and Tessa Martone in New Amsterdam.
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Dickinson is also well known for playing Melissa in House of Payne, alongside
Dickinson has also had small roles in the films I-Origin, This Is Where I Leave You and Collateral Beauty.
In I-Origins, Dickinson played the role of Julie Dairy, starring alongside Michael Pitt, Brit Marling and William Mapother.
She also played a role in Distortion: A Social Media Story as Crystal, alongside Amanda Yonts and Amanda Pastrnak.
Dickinson is also well known for her theatre career, winning the Theatre World Award in 2012 and Jenny Award for Best Actress.
She made her Broadway debut in the Tony award-winning play Clybourne Park written by Bruce Norris and directed by Pam MacKinnon.
Dickinson also starred in You Can’t Take It Wirth You on Broadway, alongside James Earl Jones and Rose Bryne.
She is married to Broadway actor Brandon J. Dirden, who is best known for portraying Martin Luther King Jr in Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers about For Life season 2, episode 2
In For Life, Dickinson plays Georgia, an inmate for Aaron successfully defends.
Georgia had been arrested after the police carried out a raid on her house, where they found Valium with no prescription attached.
To get Georgia out of prison, Aaron was successful in convincing the judge to enroll Georgia into a drug programme which will involve taking random drug tests.
Dickinson stars alongside Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varama and Dorian Missick in For Life.
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Also in the cast is Glenn Fleshler, Tyla Harris, Mary Stuart Masterson, Boris McGiver and Timothy Busfield.
For Life follows the story of Aaron Wallace (played by Nicholas Pinnock), who becomes a lawyer behind bars, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he did not commit.
The series is inspired by the true story of Isaac Wright Jr, who was was wrongly convicted on drug charges and sentenced to life in prison.
During his time in prison, Wright trained as a paralegal and even helped overturn the wrongful convictions of 20 of his fellow inmates, before overturning his own.
Following his release, Wright graduated from college at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton and went on to study law at St Thomas University School of Law.
He passed the bar in 2008 and nine years later, in 2017, the New Jersey State Bar Association Committee approved his application.
Wright serves as an executive producer on the ABC series.
Speaking to Esquire, Wright said: “I got over 20 people out of prison, some with life sentences and others based on getting their sentences reduced.
“The act of representing these other prisoners who were also wronged was a part of me fighting them back and getting them back for what they had done to me.
“And so all of those victories, they represented something really, really, really important to me.”
For Life airs Wednesdays on ABC
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