The 2013 Star Trek sequel has added another cast member. It has been reported that 24 actress Nazneen Contractor has been tapped for a new role in the film. More details below (possible minor spoilers). We also summarize all the castings for the sequel.
Nazneen Contractor added to Star Trek sequel cast
EW is reporting that Canadian actress Nazneen Contractor has joined the Star Trek cast. She has been tapped to play the wife to the "family man with wife and daughter" played by British actor Noel Clarke (cast earlier this week).
The 29 year old actress was born in Mumbai, India and raised and educated in Nigeria and London, later immigrating to Canada at the age of ten. Contractor’s acting career dates back a decade and she is known to Canadians for a recurring role as Sgt. Layla Hourani on the CBC drama The Border and will best be known elsewhere for her regular role as Kayla Hassan in the 8th season of 24.
Nazneen Contractor in "The Border" and "24"
Confirmed Guest Cast for Star Trek sequel
The main cast is returning for the Star Trek sequel, but there are also a number of new roles and at least one returning guest star for the sequel. Here is what we know so far.
Unknown main villain
Unknown – rumored "CEO" possibly tied to villain
Unknown – rumored new role to canon
"Family man with wife and daughter"
Wife of "Family Man" (Noel Clarke)
Adm. Chris Pike (returning star)
[expected – confirmed to be written into script]