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Alumna Laila Robins tapped for role on Showtime's 'Homeland'

June 5, 2014
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Laila Robins

EAU CLAIRE — Laila Robins has had a successful acting career spanning film, television and live theater. The 1981 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music graduate has, however, recently landed a role that may turn out to be her biggest yet.

Robins has just been signed on to the cast of the Emmy Award-winning Showtime series "Homeland." She will play Martha Boyd, U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, joining series regulars Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Rupert Friend.

Robins left New York City in early June for Cape Town, South Africa, where filming for the fourth season of the CIA spy thriller will continue for six months. She said she auditioned for the role on tape in her agent's office.

"I am thrilled beyond belief and so very happy," said Robins, a St. Paul, Minn., native. "This is a very classy, high-end series, and I am blessed to have gotten the job. It is a great opportunity for me, and I can't wait to begin to create my character."

Showtime will premiere the fourth season of "Homeland" this fall.

Read more about Robins' career in the fall 2012 issue of The View. Details about her "Homeland" role are available on the Variety website.

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