Ashanti Lands Breakthrough Role on Lifetime’s ‘Army Wives’

Award-winning entertainer Ashanti has picked up a role on one of Lifetime’s top scripted series, “Army Wives.”
News of the casting broke Sunday, with Ashanti slated to appear as Latasha Durant, a mother of three: 11-year-old Quincy Jr. (known as Deuce), daughter Nyah, 8, and Gabe, 6, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis.
“Latasha is described as a survivor with no self-pity who is determined to wrench all the joy out of life that she can. She’s a sexy, fun woman who knows how to keep a husband — and keep him in line,” reports THR.
Ashanti is one of three new additions to “Army Wives,” which is in production for a seventh season. The series was renewed
in September and is averaging 3.2 million total viewers.
Ashanti’s credits include “John Tucker Must Die” and “Coach Carter.”