Video: 'Fresh Off the Boat,' featuring Oklahoma native Rachel Cannon, to air series finale Friday
The series finale for the sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat" will air at 7 p.m. Friday on ABC, and an Oklahoma native is among those saying goodbye on the show.
Rachel Cannon has played Deidre on the comedy since 2015.
"Fresh Off the Boat" is inspired by chef and food personality Eddie Huang's 2013 memoir. Set in Florida in the 1990s, it chronicles the life of the Taiwanese-American Huang family. The show stars Hudson Yang as hip hop-loving teenager Eddie, Randall Park and Constance Wu as his parents, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen as his younger brothers and Lucille Soong as his grandmother. Cannon's Deidre lives in the Huangs' neighborhood.
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Born in Tulsa, Cannon attended film school at the University of Oklahoma, where she cheered on the pom squad and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, according to a news release.
In 18 years in Hollywood, she has become a frequent face on TV, starring opposite Jon Hamm in the final season of “Mad Men” and appearing on the comedy series “Two and a Half Men” and “Big Bang Theory. She also has filmed multiple network television pilots.
While continuing her Hollywood career, Cannon decided last year that she wanted to raise her family in Oklahoma, so she moved back home.
Over the summer, she starred in the faith-based short film “Send Me Wings,” which she co-wrote and produced alongside Lance McDaniel, executive director of deadCenter. “Send Me Wings” is currently being submitted to film festivals globally.