She is one of only 11 actors to win the Grand Slam of show business (that includes an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) and now at 82, Rita Moreno is co-starring in her very own pilot!
The “West Side Story” star, who was just honored with a lifetime achievement SAG award, is tapped to play a flamboyant, larger-than-life Broadway vet (sounds familiar!) in the NBC sitcom “Old Soul.” She is cared for by a reformed wild child, played by “Orange is the New Black” star Natasha Lyonne.
What’s even better about this single-camera comedy? It’s co-created and executive produced by Amy Poehler!
Moreno last returned to TV on Fran Drescher’s comedy “Happily Divorced” where she played the comedienne’s mother.
The Puerto Rican actress has previously earned an Emmy award for her guest appearance on “The Muppet Show” and for the TV movie “Out to Lunch.”
To round out her EGOT, Moreno won an Oscar for her emotional performance as Anita in the film adaptation of “West Side Story,” a Tony for her performance in the play “The Ritz” and a Grammy for the cast recording of the children’s television series “The Electric Company.”
Moreno with Rosie O’Donnell & Fran Drescher on “Happily Divorced”