In Rebel, Danielle Moné Truitt plays Rebecca “Rebel” Knight, a police officer on a mission to expose corruption in the police force.

Rebel begins Monday 5 June on BET (129) at 21:30, and each week viewers will follow Rebel Knight as she explores the dark side of American law enforcement.

Danielle Moné Truitt is dedicated to her craft and feels privileged to have been chosen for the complex role of Rebel Knight. She has previously appeared in Super Fun Night and The Princess and the Frog (as the voice of Georgia). Truitt, a graduate of Sacramento University, made a successful start in theatre, and landed her first movie role in Fugitive Hunter in 2005. Rebel is Truitt’s first starring TV role.

Here are a few other Hollywood names who have had success on stage and on screen.

Angela Bassett

Bassett is a talented actress who has had on-and-off Broadway success in shows such as Macbeth and The Mountaintop. The talented actress is much-loved for her portrayal of strong female characters with complex stories in the classic films Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back. See her take on the role of Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs in Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen, available on Catch Up.

Alec Baldwin

Before portraying Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock, Baldwin made several appearances on Broadway, including roles in A Streetcar Named Desire and Orphans. Download our DStv Now App to watch TV, anytime and anywhere - like Baldwin in one of his more serious roles in The Hunt for Red October on M-Net Movies Action (110) at 16:15 on Monday 5 June.

Mark Ruffalo

Ruffalo has had roles in The Avengers (as The Hulk), Rumor Has It…,13 Going on 30 and Just Like Heaven. He had his turn on Broadway in Awake and Sing! See Ruffalo in Begin Again on Tuesday 6 June at 17:05 on M-Net Movies Zone (139) and in Now You See Me 2 on Sunday 18 June at 20:05 on M-Net or on our DStv Now App.

Denzel Washington

Known for his gripping performances as the leading man in several famous films, Washington has had equal success on stage throughout his career. He appeared in Fences, A Raisin in the Sun and an early adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. See more of Washington’s stellar work in Glory on Wednesday 7 June at 14:24 on M-Net Movies Action (110).

Laurence Fishburne

Fishburne is famous for playing Morpheus in The Matrix franchise, and most recently appeared in Black-ish as the lovable Pops. Before becoming a Hollywood star, Fishburne had roles on Broadway in Two Trains Running and Thurgood. Set your PVR to record The Signal on Thursday 8 June at 05:35 on M-Net Movies Action (110) to see Fishburne in action.

Nicole Kidman

Before her Oscar-winning days, this Moulin Rouge! star appeared on Broadway in the Sam Mendes play, The Blue Room. See Kidman light up the screen this month in Queen of the Desert on Saturday 10 June at 11:05 on M-Net Movies Premiere (104).

Don’t forget to catch Danielle Moné Truitt in Rebel on BET (129) this Monday, 5 June at 21:30.