It has been a busy week for actors with ties to the San Francisco Bay Area. On Tuesday, “The Hollywood Reporter” broke the news that Delroy Lindo and Jamie Chung will co-star in NBC’s “Believe,” a drama in development. “Believe” focuses on a young girl, Bo, with powers she will need seven years to fully make use of, and the folks who are hunting for her. Lindo will play Winter, an acting priest with a past. Chung will play Channing, an intelligent woman who works for Winter.
Lindo was born in London, moved to Toronto as a teenager, and later moved to San Francisco, where he studied at the American Conservatory Theater. He also received a degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University in 2004. His ties to the Bay Area remain, as he has directed several projects at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, including Tanya Barfield’s “The Blue Door” in 2007 and August Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” in 2008. Lindo’s latest television appearances include playing a main character in 2011’s “The Chicago Code” and playing Skeres in “The Big Bang Theory.”
Chung is a second-generation Korean-American born in San Francisco. She got her start on the silver screen in MTV’s “The Real World,” season fourteen, set in San Diego. Recently, she portrayed Mulan on “Once Upon a Time,” and will appear in the upcoming “The Hangover Part III.”