Ramirez is the second fresh face added to original ensemble cast

EXCLUSIVE: Another fresh face has been added to the ensemble of Universal’s “American Reunion,” as “Heroes” thesp Dania Ramirez has joined the cast as the love interest of Finch, the character played by Eddie Kaye Thomas.

Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg are writing and directing the “American Pie” sequel, which brings back the original cast for their high school reunion, during which the characters learn that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship.

Ramirez will play Trisha, the ugly duckling nobody noticed in high school who has since grown into a beautiful swan, much to Finch’s delight.

In addition to Thomas, other returning cast members include Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Chris Klein, Eugene Levy, Tara Reid, Jennifer Coolidge, Mena Suvari and Shannon Elizabeth. “30 Rock” thesp Katrina Bowden has also joined the comedy franchise as Klein’s hard-partying girlfriend.

Craig Perry, Chris Moore and Warren Zide are producing, while original helmers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz are exec producing.

Ramirez, who recently enjoyed a recurring role on HBO’s “Entourage,” next stars opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in David Koepp’s thriller “Premium Rush,” which Sony Pictures will release in January 2012.

Ramirez is repped by ICM.

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