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Haitian-American Actress Natalie Paul is Det. Heather Novack In ‘The Sinner’ Season 2

The Sinner | Source: Peter Kramer/USA Network

When The Sinner returned to USA a few weeks ago for its second installment, we expected to see some new faces, but we are especially excited about Haitian-American Natalie Paul (The Deuce, Luke Cage, Show Me a Hero) who is cast as Heather, a detective in training from seasoned detective Harry Ambrose’s hometown.

Season 2 lures Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) back to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart-wrenching crime — parents murdered by their 11-year-old son, with no apparent motive. As Ambrose realizes there’s nothing ordinary about the boy or where he came from, the investigation pulls him into the hidden darkness of his hometown.

Paul plays Heather, the small-town rookie detective struggling to unravel the mystery behind this young boy, why he was found at the scene of such a gruesome crime and what role his mother plays in all of it. Together with Ambrose, Heather falls deeper and deeper into a mystery that threatens to suck her down with it. In the midst of it all, Heather’s own dark past comes bubbling to the surface.

Emmy- and Tony-nominated actress Carrie Coon (Avengers: Infinity WarGone GirlThe LeftoversFargo) is Vera. Hannah Gross (Mindhunter) also joins the cast as Marin. Jessica Biel, who starred as Cora Tannetti in 2017, will executive produce the second installment alongside her producing partner Michelle Purple through their company Iron Ocean, and Charlie Gogolak and Brad Winters will also serve as executive producers this year.

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Natalie Paul is an actress from Aquin, Haiti. She is best known for playing Doreen Henderson on Show Me a Hero and Sandra Washington on The Deuce. Paul graduated with a B.A. from Yale University and an MFA from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program.

Paul’s first series regular was in the Yonkers housing drama Show Me a Hero as the budding community organizer Doreen Henderson. Paul’s first film role was in Crown Heights as Antoinette. Paul’s next series regular role is in the 1970s Times Square drama The Deuce as newspaper reporter Sandra Washington. Paul has written and directed two short films, Everything Absolutely and Sweet Tea.

Paul was nominated for a 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture and won the 2018 Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actress for her role in Crown Heights.

Natalie Paul
Natalie Paul


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