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Entertainment | Actress Marisa Ramirez New Series “AGAINST THE WALL”



All-New Drama Stars Rachael Carpani, Treat Williams,

Marisa Ramirez and Kathy Baker

Lifetime Television will launch the compelling, new one-hour  drama Against the Wall, starring Rachael Carpani (The Glades, NCIS: Los Angeles), Treat Williams (127 Hours, Everwood) and Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winner Kathy Baker (Picket Fences, Medium), on Sunday, July 31, at 10PM ET/PT.  

Marisa Ramirez

Against the Wall follows the trials and tribulations of “Abby Kowalski” (Carpani), a single Chicago police officer who finally scores her dream job as a detective; but it turns out a nightmare for her close-knit family of cops.  As the newest hire in the department’s Internal Affairs division, Abby suddenly finds herself at odds with her fellow officers, including her father and three brothers.  She must now figure out how she can pursue her dream of being a detective while keeping her family intact.  Williams and Baker star as Abby’s parents “Don” and “Sheila.”  Rounding out the cast as her brothers are Brandon Quinn (Entourage) as “Richie,” Steve Byers (Smallville) as “Steve” and James Thomas (Covert Affairs) as “Donnie.”  Additionally, Marisa Ramirez (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena) stars as Abby’s partner “Lina Flores,” Daniel Kash (The Dresden Files) is her boss “Lieutenant Papadol,” Andrew Walker (Maybe It’s Me) plays Richie’s partner “Brody,” Mayko Nguyen (Lifetime’s Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy) is Abby’s neighbor “Mackie Phan” and Chris Johnson (The Vampire Diaries) appears as “Danny Mitchell,” a lawyer and old friend of Abby’s.

About Marisa Ramirez

Marisa Ramirez stars as Detective Lina Flores on the new Lifetime series “Against the Wall.”  Prior to ATW, she starred as Melitta on the popular Starz series “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.” She also starred as Evelyn Santos on ABC’s critically acclaimed but short-lived series “Miracles” and as Dr. Chloe Artis on the Fox series “Mental.” Ramirez has made numerous guest-starring appearances on shows such as “Bones,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “CSI: NY,” “Castle,” “Shark,” “Without a Trace,” “CSI: Miami” and “Roswell.” Television audiences may also know Ramirez from her role as Carmen Mesta in the CBS daytime drama “The Young and the Restless” and her award-winning work as Gia Campbell on ABC’s “General Hospital.”

When not on the set, Ramirez lends her time and talent to causes important to her including HIV/AIDS, homelessness and animal rescue. She is also an avid kick boxer.

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