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Los Angeles, Mar 2: Actress Kim Raver of ’24’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fame, will star on ABC drama pilot ‘The Advocate’. Raver, 45, plays tough-as-nails business woman Francis ‘Frankie’ Reese, on the show, reported Variety. Also Read - Actor Ella Jay Basco in talks to play Cassandra Cain in 'Birds of Prey'
After a dangerous misdiagnosis, her character experiences first-hand the hazards of the US health-care system. She leaves her successful career behind unexpectedly after the medical scare to become an advocate for those lost in the same ever-changing system. Also Read - 'Grey's Anatomy' casts first gay male surgeon
Written by Sheldon Turner and directed by Michael M Robin, ‘The Advocate’ is inspired by the real story of former talent agent Byrdie Lifson-Pompan, who collaborated with doctor and health education specialist Valerie Ulene to launch a health-care consulting firm.
Turner and Jennifer Klein are exec producing, with Lifson-Pompan and Ulene serving as consulting producers.