Grey’s Anatomy adds Inventing Anna star Alexis Floyd as a new series regular for its upcoming season 19, premiering this fall.
Alexis Floyd and her character on Grey’s Anatomy 19
Floyd will play Simone Griffin, a new first-year surgical resident at Grey Sloan. A funny, whip smart, high achiever with a complicated family dynamic. She grew up in Seattle, but never wanted to work at Grey Sloan because of a painful personal history with the hospital.
Alexis Floyd’s statement
“Grey’s Anatomy, like all of Shonda’s canon, is a genre re-defining show that remains masterfully committed to diversity, relevancy and vulnerability,” Floyd said. “Joining the cast in its 19th season is an immeasurable honor, and quite simply, it’s gonna be wicked fun.”
Floyd, a singer, choreographer and a stage and screen actor with a degree from Carnegie Mellon in musical theater, first drew attention with her major recurring role in the third season of Freeform’s The Bold Type.
In 2019, she landed a role in Netlfix’s hit Inventing Anna, where she played Neff, the fictional version of Neffatari Davis, a concierge at NYC hotel 11 Howard who befriended frequent guest Anna Delvey.
Grey’s Anatomy‘s 19th season returns Thursday, Oct. 6 at 9/8c on ABC.
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