'ER' Admits Courtney B. Vance
Angela Bassett's husband will play her on-screen spouse
Courtney B. Vance, Bassett's real-life spouse, has taken a recurring role for the NBC drama's 15th and last season. He'll be playing the husband of Bassett's character, a new attending physician at County General.
"We are excited to see the on-screen chemistry and emotion this incredibly talented husband and wife team will bring to our show," executive producer David Zabel says. "Fans are in for a treat, and we couldn't be more thrilled that they chose 'ER' to make their first [TV] appearance together."
Vance starred on NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" for five seasons, playing Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver. His TV credits also include Lifetime's "State of Mind," the original "Law & Order" and the 1995 HBO movie "The Tuskegee Airmen."
On the big screen, he's appeared in "The Hunt for Red October," "Panther" -- which also featured Bassett -- "Cookie's Fortune" and "Space Cowboys."