Tri-Cities High School alumna Christine Horn will guest star as Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist and led hundreds of slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, in the NBC-TV show “Timeless” airing May 13 at 9 p.m.
“Getting the opportunity to portray such an iconic American hero completely humbled me,” Horn said in a statement. “While shooting, I’d constantly ask Harriet for her guidance, because my main goal was to honor her legacy.”
Horn said she is grateful for the training she received at Tri-Cities.
“My drama teacher, Freddie Hendricks, was and continues to be a huge inspiration to me,” she said of the instructor in whose youth ensemble Horn also acted.
Horn’s television acting credits include “NCIS,” “Mom,” “MacGyver,” the Marvel show “Legion,” and the USA Networks series “Complications,” which filmed in Atlanta.
She also has film credits, appearing with stars like Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Jon Voight, Tyler Perry and Billy Dee Williams.
A singer as well as an actress, Horn has performed for President George W. Bush at the White House and on Broadway in Disney’s “The Lion King,” which on her website she called her “big break.”
Her website states she became hooked on theater after a fifth-grade role in the musical “Cinderella and the Prince of Pollution.”
According to her biography on IMDb.com, local audiences may have seen her at the Alliance Theatre, Actor’s Express or the Horizon Theatre.
Horn attended the American Musical Dramatic Academy in her native New York, the bio stated.
She started her own record label and released “Therapy” and “Walk With Me” on iTunes.
Horn is also an acting, life and career coach.
According to a news release, “Timeless” is a science fiction time travel drama series that premiered on NBC on Oct. 3, 2016.
It follows the adventures of history professor Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), scientist Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) and soldier Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) as they attempt to stop a mysterious organization called Rittenhouse from changing the course of American history through time travel.