Maggie Q, Nikita

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It's time to meet the woman who made Nikita (Maggie Q) the person she is today, Agents!

Yes, Nikita has cast the important role of Carla, a mysterious woman who has a deep connection with TV's most badass woman and we've got the exclusive casting info that should please fans of the 1982 hit film Fame

So which Fame star is heading to Nikita and what's Carla's connection to Nikita? 

Erica Gimpel

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Erica Gimpel, most known for her portrayal of Coco Hernandez in Fame and Alicia Fennel on Veronica Mars, is heading to the CW spy drama for a two-episode arc in February. 

Similar to how Nikita helped Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) get clean, Carla, described as compassionate and spiritual, is the woman responsible for taking Nikita off the streets. The closet thing to a mother Nikita has, Carla was the most influential person in her life before Division. We'll first meet Carla in episode 14, titled "Rogue." While they went their separate way 10 years ago, Nikita and Carla are reunited...and it's not exactly under the best circumstances as shocking secrets are revealed about both parties.

While Gimpel is currently set to appear in two episodes, there is a chance she could be popping up on a recurring basis. 

Aside from Veronica Mars, Gimpel has also made appearaces on Rizzoli & Isles, Prime Suspect, Grey's Anatomy, ER and Roswell.

What do you think of this casting news, Nikita fans? Are you excited to meet the woman who taught Nikita everything she knows? Sound off in the comments!

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