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Baltimore Teen To Debut On ‘The Good Wife’

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore teenager will see a dream come true as she debuts on a hit CBS show Tuesday night.

Kai Jackson reports Rachel Hilson has her premiere on “The Good Wife” and she says if things work out, you’ll be seeing a lot of her.

Rachel Hilson is 15 and an aspiring actress at the Baltimore School for the Arts. 

“I’m a dancer, I’m an athlete, I’m a daughter, I’m a friend,” Hilson said.

And she’s now on “The Good Wife,” one of the hottest shows on TV.  It’s an opportunity Hilson says happened almost overnight.

“It’s incredible,” she said.

Starting Tuesday, Hilson joins the cast, playing a friend of Juliana Marguiles’ son, Zach.

“She’s kind of flirty with [Zach],” she said.  “She’s smart, she’s driven and her family is from Somalia.”

Hilson’s grades are also good.  The School for the Arts encouraged her big opportunity, but her parents insist her life stays balanced.

“Active in church, focused on schoolwork and then we have the extra-curriculars,” said her mom, Anita Hilson.

Rachel, a native Baltimorean who started to dance at the age of three, has always been a serious student.  Her theater professor says her talents were evident early.

“She understood what she needed to do.  She came in and she did it and she used the studio time for her own artistic development,” said Donald Hicken.

The legacy of talent at the school is impressive.  It includes “Good Wife” star and School for the Arts alum Josh Charles.

“It’s interesting to be in a place where [Josh Charles] got his training from and to see where he is now,” Rachel Hilson said. 

Even though she has this great opportunity, she’s still planning on college.

“It would be cool if I could still do college and if there is an opportunity to do that as well, but I definitely have college aspirations,” she said.

Hilson debuts Tuesday at 10 p.m.  She will be in at least two other episodes.

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