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Aunjanue Ellis Joins Cast of ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ Playing Nicole Beharie’s Mother Whom She Thought Was Dead…

Aunjanue Ellis Joins Cast of 'Sleepy Hollow,' Playing Nicole Beharie's Mother Whom She Thought Was Dead...

Aunjanue Ellis has joined the cast of  “Sleepy Hollow,” playing another surprising figure from Abbie’s (Nicole Beharie’s) past, playing her mother.

Time sure flies, with Aunjanue Ellis now playing Nicole Beharie’s mother on screen.

Fans of the hit FOX TV series will know that Abbie and her sister Jenny (played by Lyndie Greenwood) were both taken from their mother, Lori, as children, because of Lori’s mental condition, and become part of the foster care system. The girls thought their mother was crazy and possibly dangerous, and that she killed herself years prior. However, new information is revealed in the new season that will link the sisters with the truth about their mother, as played by Aunjanue Ellies.

The casting was first reported by Entertainment Weekly.

BEllis will also next appear in the BET miniseries “Book of Negroes,” which she stars in.  

“Sleepy Hollow” returns for Season 2 on Monday, September 22 at 9/8c on Fox.

Orlando Jones also co-stars.

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Just Sayin'

Ummmm, guess the CDs aren't very good at math. In real life there's only a 16-year-age difference between these two women and Ellis looks just as good as Beharie ('Cause we all know black don't crack!). How the hell is the audience supposed to suspend their belief, when Ellis looks TOO young to be mother to Beharie and Greenwood's characters?! … From a standpoint of continuity, this is EXTREMELY problematic.

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