Chilton County native cast in NBC’s new Law & Order series

Updated: Apr. 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - An Alabama native is playing a big role in NBC’s new spinoff of the long-running Law & Order crime series.

Actress Christina Karis grew up in Chilton County and graduated from Alabama State University. Now, she’s sharing screen time on “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”

In the series, Karis plays the role of Dana Wheatley, the daughter and confidant of a man involved in organized crime that detectives are investigating.

Karis was originally pursuing a degree in communication when she began her time at Alabama State but quickly changed her major to theatre “and never looked back.”

This is a limited series with just eight episodes in each season, but Karis said she will be seen many times throughout its run.

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