The drama The Cleaning Lady has upped Sean Lew and Faith Bryan to series regulars ahead of its January 3 premiered on Fox. In addition, the show has cast Ivan Shaw as a recurring character.
The three join Élodie Yung who stars in The Cleaning Lady. This marks the first time a Fox primetime series has been produced by and starring an Asian female.
Based on the Argentinean series of the same name, creator and executive producer Miranda Kwok and executive producer Shay Mitchell, Yung stars as Thony de la Rosa, a resilient, whip-smart Cambodian doctor who moves to Las Vegas from the Philippines to secure medical treatment for her son. As an undocumented immigrant, she takes up work as a cleaning lady – cleaning toilets by day with a secret ability to save lives. But after accidentally witnessing a murder, she’s forced to get involved in Las Vegas’ gritty mob world, cleaning up crime scenes for mobsters in order to save her family.
Lew plays Chris, Thony’s nephew. He is of Chinese, Japanese, and Mongolian descent. Since his dance to Lady Gaga’s “Applause” went viral in 2013, Lew danced on national tours, and even became a featured member and competed in two seasons of the junior division of the NBC reality competition series World of Dance. Lew been featured in various music videos (Justin Bieber, Meghan Trainor), TV shows (Sam and Cat, Glee), and films (Breaking Through, Step Up China). He also directed the film II, which he also wrote, choreographed, edited, and starred in.
Bryant plays Jaz, Thony’s niece. She is of Vietnamese and African American descent. She has modeled for the H&M x Nathalie Lete collaboration, and her acting roles include the short film Piano Lessons, which premiered at the 23rd Taipei International Film Festival in September 2021, where it was nominated for Best Short Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Music.
Shaw will play Marcos, Thony’s husband. Shaw is a Taiwanese-born American actor and martial artist who recurs on Hulu’s Casual, the Suits spin-off show Pearson, HBO’s Insecure, FX’s Better Things. He has also appeared on Fox’s New Girl, HBO’s Silicon Valley, and The Closer. His film credits include the Blumhouse/Amazon feature Nocturne and Apatow Productions feature Get Him to the Greek. In 2022, he will also be seen in the Bron Studios series That Dirty Black Bag opposite Travis Fimmel and Dominic Cooper.