played by Karissa Lee Staples
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Along with Dani’s new huge office, generous expense account and fancy company car, she gets a hyper efficient, energetic and ambitious assistant, Paloma (Karissa Lee Staples). Paloma, who is in transition from sorority president to high-powered businesswoman, is determined to help Dani run her practice –- whether Dani wants the help or not. But being the best assistant ever does not preclude Paloma from having her own agenda.

Karissa Lee Staples stars as Paloma  in the USA Network original series, Necessary Roughness which returns for its third season on Wednesday, June 12 at 10/9c. 

Karissa found her passion for music and theater at the age of 14, performing throughout her state in community and professional productions. A week before graduating high school, she was crowned Miss Maine 2006. Competing in the 2007 Miss America pageant gave Karissa the chance to earn scholarship money for college and to perform her talent on a national level. Within her year of service, the connections she made led her to New York City. In less than three months she booked a principal role in a feature film, became the new face of fashion designer Laura Dahl's spring collection, and was cast in an original musical -- all of which helped jump-start her career in the entertainment industry. 

She went on to star in the Canadian comedy series, What’s Up Warthogs, currently in its second season on Disney XD.