While she is a relative newcomer to television (she made a guest appearance on an episode of Gossip Girl), actress Krysta Rodriguez is a musical theatre veteran, who will be getting a lot of attention on NBC’s Smash when it returns for its second season. She has landed the series regular role of Ana, Karen’s (Katharine McPhee) fun and spunky new roommate who is looking for her big break on Broadway.
She will be joining Oscar winner (and former American Idol alum) Jennifer Hudson, Tony-nominated actor Jeremy Jordan and “up-and-comer’ Any Mientus who have been added to the cast for the show’s second season. A season that will see the (somewhat welcomed) departures of (the viewers despised) Ellis, Karen’s boyfriend Dev, Julia’s (Debra Messing) husband Frank and Michael Swift.
Among her credits on Broadway are the musicals Good Vibrations, A Chorus Line, Gidget the Musical and The Addams Family.
Smash is expected to return to NBC in early 2013. [Source: TV Line]