Alexis Floyd is moving from one Shonda Rhimes property to another.
Deadline reports that the Inventing Anna star is joining the cast of Rhimes’ long-running primetime medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. The show, which is currently the longest scripted primetime series carried by ABC, was renewed for its 19th season earlier this year.
Floyd will play Simone Griffin, a new first-year surgical resident at Grey Sloan, described as “funny, whip-smart, high achiever with a complicated family dynamic. She grew up in Seattle, but never wanted to work at Grey Sloan because of a painful personal history with the hospital.”
Similar to Grey’s Anatomy, the Netflix drama Inventing Anna was also created and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes. In the latter, Floyd portrayed Neff, the fictional version of Neffatari Davis, a hotel concierge who befriended scammer Anna Delvey.
“Grey’s Anatomy, like all of Shonda’s canon, is a genre re-defining show that remains masterfully committed to diversity, relevancy and vulnerability,” Floyd said. “Joining the cast in its 19th season is an immeasurable honor, and quite simply, it’s gonna be wicked fun.”
Both Inventing Anna and Grey’s Anatomy derive from Rhimes’ production banner, Shondaland. Grey’s Anatomy is produced by ABC Signature.