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Rousey Lands Spot in TV Show


Natalie Abrams for Entertainment Weekly reports that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Blindspot.

The television series opens with a woman (Jaimie Alexander) found in Times Square, naked, with amnesia, and zipped up in a duffel bag. Her body is fully covered in cryptic tattoos. The FBI investigates and the tattoos lead to a larger conspiracy and towards discovering the truth of her identity.


“Rousey will be playing DEVON PENBERTHY: a female prison inmate who grew up in a working-class family from the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and is serving time for transporting weapons across state lines,” reads the release. “She is a tough, athletic woman who knows how to fight and handle a weapon.”

This will be Rousey’s first role since her appearance in “Drunk History” on Comedy Central last year. She has appeared on the large screen in several films, including Entourage, Furious 7, and The Expendables 3. However, she had almost entirely set her acting career aside to focus on fighting. With her second consecutive loss, it is widely believed that Rousey is done with fighting, which presumably means there will be a notable increase in her roles in television and the big screen.

Blindspot airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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