This Is Us has cast Carl Lumbly as Beth's father.
His character, Abe Clarke, will first appear on the NBC drama's Feb. 19th Beth-centric episode. Joining Lumbly are Rachel Naomi Hilson (Madam Secretary) and Akira Akbar (Grey's Anatomy) as teenage Beth and young Beth in the same episode.
Hilson and Akbar will appear in a recurring basis throughout the current season.
Titled "Our Little Island Girl" the episode will shed new light to Beth, specifically her passion for art.
“The Beth that we’e been seeing for the last two seasons she’s this strong woman — she’s funny; she’s witty,” series writer Eboni Freeman teased.
"In her childhood she was a bit of a different person — a quieter person. She came from this ballet world that was mostly white. That was interesting to delve into.”
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