Ashlee Simpson-Wentz invades 'Melrose Place'
Actress will play a small-town girl trying to make it big in LAWatch out, "Melrose Place" residents. The new girl is not all that she seems.
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz will continue to build her acting resume as a cast member of the upcoming CW reboot of "Melrose Place."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simpson-Wentz, 24, will play Violet, a seemingly sweet but savvy small-town girl now in LA who is harboring a secret. Already, the industry has drawn parallels to the original series' Sandy Harling (Amy Locane), a Southern belle with acting aspirations.
Simpson-Wentz joins the already cast Katie Cassidy as Ella Flynn, a stylish publicist, and Michael Rady as aspiring filmmaker Jonah Miller.
Before pursuing a music career, Simpson-Wentz broke out on TV as Cecilia Smith on "7th Heaven." After a detour to film in "Undiscovered," she returns to television with husband Pete Wentz for a guest-starring turn on "CSI: NY" as Bonnie-and-Clyde wannabes on March 18.