‘90210’ Star Jessica Stroup to Play Ryan’s Niece on ‘The Following’


Actress Jessica Stroup, best known for her role of Erin Silver on The CW series ‘90210’, will be branching out from teen drama to the dark and twisted world of the FOX thriller The Following.

Stroup will join the second season of the much-buzzed-about drama as a series regular. She will play Max, the niece of Ryan Hardy (series lead Kevin Bacon), who is an NYPD cop, “currently working in the Intel Division.” She “reconnects with her uncle”, becoming a valuable ally.

Prior to her role on ‘90210’, Stroup appeared in episodes of ‘Girlfriends’, ‘Zoey 101’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘October Road’ and ‘Reaper’. She also had roles in the box office films ‘Ted’, ‘Prom Night’ and ‘The Hills Have Eyes II’.

An official airdate for the second season of ‘The Following’ has yet to be announced by FOX, but the show should return in January of 2014.

[Source: Entertainment Weekly]