Lynn Whitfield is slaying everywhere now! The iconic actress, who currently stars in Greenleaf on OWN and just appeared in the Netflix feature Nappily Ever After, will also guest-star this season on Fox’s The Resident. Her episode airs Monday.
In this episode, rightfully titled “Queens,” Whitfield plays famed Nigerian surgeon Dr. Josephine Okeke, mother of Dr. Mina Okafor. We can tell from the clip that the women have the best relationship, and while everyone else anxiously awaits her arrival, Dr. Mina is dreading her mother’s visit. This is the first time viewers are introduced to Dr. Mina’s mom onscreen.
Okafor is played by actress Shaunette Rene Wilson, who was one of the Dora Milaje in Marvel’s Black Panther.
Watch the clip, exclusive to Shadow and Act, below: