Ghanaian-British actress, Clare-Hope Ashitey has been cast as a series regular in ‘Harlem’s Kitchen,’ a family restaurant drama pilot by American Television network, ABC.
The production is set in a dining restaurant in Harlem and centers on Ellis Rice (played by Delroy Lindo), Executive Chef and patriarch, who runs a successful restaurant with his wife CC (Sheryl Lee Ralph) and three daughters.
An unexpected death thrusts the family into turmoil and puts the restaurant’s future in jeopardy as long-buried secrets are revealed.
Ashitey plays the role of ‘Zadie.’
She lives a perfect life, with a perfect little baby and husband. Ivy League educated, she could work anywhere she wants but her her perpetual sense of responsibility brought her back to RICE as the front-of-house manager.
The eldest daughter of Ellis and CC, Zadie never wants to disappoint her parents but all of the pressure has lead her into a third-life crisis that could jeopardize everything she has achieved — it also might work to set her free.
Ashitey is known for her roles in productions including ‘Top Boy.’ ‘Shots Fired’ and Netflix crime drama Seven Seconds opposite Regina King. She is repped by Gersh, Authentic Talent and United Agents in the UK.
‘Harlem’s Kitchen’ is from Zahir McGhee, Mandeville Television and ABC Studios.