Angel Parker has been cast in FX’s “American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson” to portray attorney Shawn Chapman, who worked on Simpson’s legal “Dream Team,” Variety has learned exclusively.
Parker, who most recently was on Disney XD’s “Lab Rats,” will appear in nine of the ten episodes in the hotly anticipated Ryan Murphy series, which premieres next year. Her other credits include “ER,” “Castle,” “Soul Man” on TV Land and NBC’s “Sean Saves the World.”
Parker joins an A-list cast, which includes Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, and Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, who hired Chapman to work on Simpson’s defense in the mid-’90s criminal trial.
Now known by her married name Shawn Holley, the high-powered lawyer has gained media recognition for her roster of celebrity clients, which includes Lindsay Lohan, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.
“American Crime Story” hails from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. Exec producers are Murphy, who directed the first episode, plus Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto and scribes Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
Angel is repped by Prestige Talent Agency and Joel Stevens Entertainment.