Michelle Buteau to star in ABC comedy
Caribbean-American actress and stand-up comedian Michelle Buteau will hopefully be storming through prime time this fall, with a starring role in new ABC comedy “Dream Team.”
The new show, written and executive produced by “Will & Grace” alums Bill Wrubel and Kari Lizer, chronicles the hilarious story of a grade soccer team and their equally hyper parents.
Alum Michelle Buteau will play Olga Diaz; the mother of 11-year-old Vanessa, who’s vying for a spot on the soccer team, Olga approaches everything as if it’s a competition she’s got to win. Strong and ambitious, she is quick to speak her mind… or pick a fight. The show will also star Justin Long, Michael Mosley, and Lindsey Kraft.
Born in New Jersey to Jamaican and Haitian parents, Buteau is celebrated for her role as Private Robinson on FOX’s critically acclaimed series “Enlisted,” and as the “Crazy Girlfriend” character on Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele.” As a stand-up comic, she has made television stand-up appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing.
You can catch her co-hosting on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey weekdays at 9 a.m. Michelle has been a staple at VH1 appearing on countless I Love The series, Best Week Ever, where she was nominated for a New Now Next Award,