'For Life': Meet Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, 50 Cent and rest of the cast of ABC's legal drama

Season 2 continues the journey of Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock), as he fights against systematic racial injustice both in and out of the court system


                            'For Life': Meet Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, 50 Cent and rest of the cast of ABC's legal drama
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'For Life' Season 2 continues the journey of Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock), as he fights against systematic racial injustice both in and out of the court system that kept him locked away for more than a decade. In the lead up to the season premiere, meet the main cast of this ABC legal drama.

Nicholas Pinnock

Nicholas Pinnock visits BuzzFeed's "AM To DM" on February 11, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Nicholas Pinnock stars as Aaron Wallace, the show's protagonist. Best known for his roles on 'Marcella', 'Top Boy' and 'Criminal: UK', Pinnock began his career in London at the age of 12 as a child actor, starring multiple advertisements, music videos, film, and television - most notably, a role in the series 'Mr Magus is Waiting for You.' He later did a three-year musical theater course, after which he joined Lea Anderson's Contemporary Dance Company, and has performed in television, theater and film. His first Hollywood break came with a role as a SHIELD tech in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', but soon got a more significant role with 'Top Boy'.

Indira Varma

Indira Varma attends ABC Television's Winter Press Tour 2020at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 08, 2020, in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Indira Varma plays Safia Masry, the warden overseeing the prison that Aaron Wallace is in. Masry's first major role was in the racy 'Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love', also starring in a number of other Indian English-language films such as 'Bride & Prejudice' and 'Jinnah'. She's also recognizable from her role as Ellaria Sand on 'Game of Thrones'. In addition, she has starred in a number of theatrical productions, such as 'Othello', 'Ivanov' and 'Titus Andronicus'.

Joy Bryant

Joy Bryant attends the New York Premiere of ABC's "For Life" at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on February 05, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

Joy Bryant plays Marie Wallace, Aaron Wallace's wife. Bryant began her career as a fashion model, modeling for brands like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, and Victoria's Secret. Her film debut came in 2001 with 'Carmen: A Hip Hopera', after which she has also starred in projects such as 'Antwone Fisher', 'The Skeleton Key', and 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

Dorian Crossmond Missick

Dorian Missick attends Netflix's "Altered Carbon" Season 2 Photo Call at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on February 24, 2020, in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Dorian Crossmond Missick plays Jamal Bishop, one of Aaron's closest friends inside the prison who sometimes helps him prepare for court cases. Missick's first major role was in 2002, with 'Two Weeks Notice', which helped him land roles in shows like 'NYPD Blue', 'Law & Order', 'Now and Again', and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. He's also known for his role as Victor Vance in 'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories'.

Curtis Jackson/50 Cent

 

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson attends the Power Series Finale Episode Screening at Paley Center on February 07, 2020, in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for STARZ)

Curtis Jackson, popularly known as rapper 50 Cent, is an executive producer of the show but also stars in it as Cassius Dawkins, an inmate introduced late in the season who has been a bit of a wild card, causing problems for Aaron Wallace and his family. 50 Cent began his rise to fame in 1996 after being introduced to Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC, making his debut on 'React' with Onyx, for their 1998 album 'Shut 'Em Down' - his career has only skyrocketed since then. His career as an actor began with the hip-hop crime drama film, 'Get Rich or Die Tryin''.

'For Life' Season 2 airs November 18 at 10 PM ET, on ABC.

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