That’s Shanica Knowles Playing Simone on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS


Actress and singer Shanica Knowles has been cast on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS in the newly-created role of Simone! She is a talented singer on the verge of stardom who music mogul Devon Hamilton takes under his wing at Hamilton/Winters. the actress/singer made her debut on Feb. 9 and has continued to recur since then.

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“Thank you to everyone in casting, the producers, and the directors for believing in my vision and unique style as an artist,” Knowles shared on Instagram. “I am truly humbled and thankful for this opportunity. 2018 is going to be an incredible year!”

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Shanica is the cousin of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, but she’s a talented artist in her own right! Knowles made her acting debut in the Nickelodeon series UNFABULOUS, and has also appeared in HANNAH MONTANA and AWKWARD. You can also see her in the TV movies Jump In! and Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge, and Michel’le.

Get a preview of what you can expect from Knowles on Y&R with this Instagram video she shared of herself performing “Angel by the Wings” by Sia. She sounds fantastic and we can’t wait to hear what she’ll be singing on the soap!

The only question is, will Devon stop at just guiding Simone’s career, or might he take a… deeper interest in the singer? Hilary would definitely have something to say about that!

For more Y&R casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!

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