ER and Mr. Robot Star Gloria Reuben Joins VH1’s The Breaks

Reuben joins the cast of the 1990-set hip-hop series.

Big news on the set of VH1’s The Breaks this week! Two-time Emmy nominee Gloria Reuben will join the series which is slated to premiere inJanuary 2017. Reuben will portray Malthuas “Mattie” Taylor, a powerful and polished department head at a major record company.

Reuben’s acting credits include ER, Lincoln, and she recently portrayed Krista Gordon on the critically-acclaimed USA series Mr. Robot. On stage, Reuben’s portrayal of Condoleezza Rice in David Hare’s play “Stuff Happens” at The Public Theater in NYC garnered her a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress.

Inspired by The Big Payback, a narrative history of the hip-hop business written by journalist Dan Charnas, The Breaks is executive produced by Seith Mann and John J. Strauss. Reuben joins a cast that includes: Afton Willamson (HBO’s The Night Of…), Wood Harris (The Wire), Mack Wilds (90210), Antoine Harris (Ballers), David Call (The Magicians) and Evan Handler (Sex and the City), Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station), Sinqua Walls (Power) and Ali Ahn (Billions).