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Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) is a strong-willed undercover FBI agent and a woman of many talents. A chameleon on the job, Charlie can transform herself from a low-down junkie to a high-powered businesswoman in the blink of an eye. Charlie is a mama bear at heart, and her caring nature can be an asset, but it can also get her into trouble on the job, and she nearly lost her life when she put her trust in the wrong place during the Odin investigation.
Since then, Charlie has bounced back, and she and Briggs have started a romantic relationship. But while she puts up a strong front, the truth is that Charlie’s previous failures have eaten away at her confidence, and Mike’s return will only intensify those feelings…and may soon drive her further towards the edge.
Vanessa Ferlito stars as FBI Agent Catherine "Charlie" DeMarco on USA Network's new hour-long drama series, GRACELAND, premiering Thursday, June 25th at 10/9c.
New York native Vanessa Ferlito began her career in her hometown, guest starring on a number of highly acclaimed series, including "The Sopranos," "Law and Order," "Third Watch," and a recurring role as 'Claudia' in the smash hit series "24." Her breakthrough came as a series regular on the enormously successful "CSI: New York" as a member of the forensic investigation team led by Gary Sinise.
Ferlito has had great success on the big screen too, starting her film career in the 2002 Spike Lee film "The 25th Hour" with Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Barry Pepper. In 2003, she starred as 'Lizette Sanchez' in John Leguizamo's acclaimed boxing drama "Undefeated" which earned her an NAACP nomination for Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie.
Her impressive list of film credits include Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," Nora Ephron's "Julie & Julia" opposite Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci and Amy Adams, Tyler Perry's hit film "Madea Goes to Jail" for Lionsgate, and Quentin Tarantino's "Deathproof" opposite Kurt Russell. In 2013, Ferlito was seen in the film "Stand Up Guys" opposite Al Pacino and Christopher Walken.
Ferlito also starred in Lee Daniel's "Shadowboxer" with Helen Mirren and Cuba Gooding Jr., Stephen Herek's "Man of the House" opposite Tommy Lee Jones and in Alfredo de Villa's "Nothing Like the Holidays" with Alfred Molina, John Leguizamo and Jay Hernandez.