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Jesse L. Martin Will Be Nicole Ari Parker’s Financially-Ruined Hubby In ‘Lives Of Husbands & Wives’

Jesse L. Martin Will Be Nicole Ari Parker's Financially-Ruined Hubby In 'Lives Of Husbands & Wives'

Jesse L. Martin has joined the starring cast of the upcoming new NBC drama pilot for the thriller, The Secret Lives Of Husbands And Wives, which centers on a murder, and the secrets and lies within a tightly woven group of 3 suburban couples and their families, exposed in its aftermath.

As reported a week ago, Nicole Ari Parker is already attached to star as well, playing Paula Cooke, half of one of the 3 couples, described as a tough and strikingly beautiful trophy wife who, after twelve years of a troubled marriage, questions whether to stay with her husband because of love or respect… all while having no idea that he is financially ruined.

Martin will play said husband, Greg Cooke, described as a perpetual frat boy and a former hedge fund manager whose faltering finances force him into partnering with an unsavory business associate.

Also currently attached to star are Martin Henderson and Perrey Reeves.

Martin, as we already know, has a recurring role on NBC’s Smash.

Always glad to see him working… not holding my breath on that Marvin Gaye project though.

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D.C. Kirkwood

OOps!! Nevermind, my boyfriend just explained that this one is surrounding a murder and Salli Richardson will be more of a Waiting to Exhale, Sex and the City type of film. The titles are just similar. Thanks

D.C. Kirkwood

Okay Tambay there is some confusion could you please clarify. According to IMDB, one film is called the Secret Lives of Wives, that is going to star Salli Richardson as the lead. This film featured in this article is titled Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives. Is this going to be two different shows based off the same novel? The premise for both shows seem to be very similar focusing on four couples. I am happy to see two African American sisters as leads. They are both strong actresses. I just was wondering. Thanks


Yes, this makes more sense than the casting of the two older men in the other project Nicole is working on.

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