‘Real Housewives’s NeNe Leakes Cast in NBC Sitcom

by | March 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM | Glee, The Real Housewives of Atlanta

NeNe Leakes (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

A new reality is emerging for reality star NeNe Leakes: She’s a budding actress.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star must have impressed Ryan Murphy when she guest starred on his Fox series “Glee” earlier this year.

Because Murphy has tapped NeNe for another acting role on one of his shows. She’ll play the heavily recurring role of “Rocky” in the upcoming NBC sitcom “The New Normal” about a gay couple who hires a surrogate. Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells play the gay couple and Georgia King costars as their surrogate, with Ellen Barkin on board as her mother, per Deadline.

It’s a coup for any Bravolebrity, and NeNe appears to be making the most of her “Housewives” notoriety. After hanging tough with the crazies on last season’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” she jumped from reality TV to scripted TV with a guest-starring gig on “Glee” as Sue Sylvester’s nemesis, swim coach Roz.

Check Out NeNe Leakes’ Acting Chops on “Glee”: