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Meet the Cast of Code Black

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18 January 2016
Medical drama devotees have a brand new series to look forward to.
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Medical drama devotees have a brand new series to look forward to. Code Black sets the action in a Los Angeles emergency room, and centres around a group of first-year residents and their colleagues. 

Meet the staff members of Angels Memorial Hospital, and tune in for the Season 1 premiere on Monday 18 January at 21:30 on M-Net

Dr. Leanne "Daddy" Rorish

Role: Residency director

Played by: Marcia Gay Harden

Fast Fact: Harden is an Oscar® winner, having secured the coveted statuette in 2001 for Best Supporting Actress, for Pollock

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Dr. Rollie Guthrie

Role: Attending physician

Played by: William Allen Young

Fast Fact: He's appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and its spin-off CSI: Miami. The roles weren't quickies either, as he had recurring roles in both series. 

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Dr. Neal Hudson

Role: Attending physician

Played by: Raza Jaffrey

Fast Fact: There had to be at least one Brit among the pack (there always is). This honour goes to Jaffrey, who was born in Liverpool and raised in London.

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 Dr. Christa Lorenson

Role: First-year resident

Played by: Bonnie Somerville

Fast Fact: She's a member of Band from TV, a charity cover band which includes fellow TV actors such as Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Jesse Spencer (Chicago Fire), and Hugh Laurie (House)

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Dr. Malaya Pineda

Role: First-year resident

Played by: Melanie Chandra 

Fast Fact: Code Black is not her first medical encounter, so to speak. Chandra is co-founder of Hospital for Hope, an NFO providing healthcare services in rural India

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Dr. Angus Leighton

Role: First-year resident

Played by: Harry Ford 

Fast Fact: His full name is Harrison Miller Ford. It's pretty obvious why he uses the shortened version.

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Dr. Mario Savetti

Role: First-year resident

Played by: Benjamin Hollingsworth

Fast Fact: Besides Jaffrey, he is the only non-American member of the main cast, hailing from Ontario, Canada.

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Jesse "Momma" Salander

Role: Senior nurse 

Played by: Luis Guzmán

Fast Fact: Of course he looks familiar! You've seen him in Oz on TV, while his film credits include repeated work with Steven Soderbergh and P.T Anderson.

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