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‘MacGyver’ Casts Sandrine Holt as Series Regular

CBS’ “MacGyver” reboot has tapped Sandrine Holt in a series regular role, Variety has learned.

She’ll play Patricia Thornton, an ex-field agent turned director of operations for DXS (Department of External Services). She doesn’t let the title “Boss” stand in her way and is always willing to join the team in the field – meaning that she’s not going to let those under her have all the fun. She’ll appear in the series premiere, airing Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m.

Holt’s television credits include “The Returned,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Mr. Robot,” “The Art of More,” “House of Cards” and CBS’ “Hostages. She was recently seen in “Terminator: Genisys” with Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger and will appear later this year in the feature film “Air” alongside Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou. Holt’s breakout role was her appearance in the 1991 film “Black Robe,” which earned her a Genie Award nomination. In 2012, she stared alongside Kate Beckinsale in the fourth installment of the “Underworld” series, “Underworld: The Awakening.” Her other film credits include “Resident Evil: Apocalypse,” “Rapa Nui” and “Chinese Puzzle.”

MacGyver” stars Lucas Till as the titular hero, along with George Eads and Justin Hires, and is executive produced by Peter Lenkov, Craig O’Neill, James Wan, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff and Michael Clear.

Holt is represented by Innovative Artists and Management 360.

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