Ludacris on “SVU”; Plus, Cracking the “L&O” Code

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According to the New York Daily News, Ludacris is joining the Dick Wolf empire:

Chris (Ludacris) Bridges is the latest familiar face set to pass through "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." The hip-hop artist will appear in an upcoming episode of Dick Wolf’s popular NBC series playing Detective Fin’s (Ice-T) nephew.  "I have been a fan of Dick Wolf’s ‘Law & Order’ for a long time," said Bridges in a statement. "When I was approached to work on ‘SVU’ and read the script, there was no way that I could turn down this amazing opportunity. The character was so rich and the story line so complex that I knew it was something I had to do."

On a related note, I watch a lot of Law and Order reruns, and I’ve noticed something: Whenever you see an actor that you recognize, he (or she) did it. They didn’t even have to be famous at the time. Like there was one with Maura Tierney that was filmed before anyone (or me, at least) knew who she was. And as it turns out, she did it. So if you ever see someone on Law and Order who is now famous who wasn’t then, they did it.