Newest Resident on ABC's "The Good Doctor" Talks Representation and New Season

Actress Bria Samoné Henderson in the Good Doctor

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Release Date

Friday, October 1, 2021


Bria Samoné Henderson is the newest series regular added to ABC’s The Good Doctor. Henderson was first introduced as a recurring guest Dr. Jordan Allen in Season 4’s third episode, “Newbies,” alongside Summer Brown’s Olivia Jackson and Brian Marc’s Enrique Guerin. Only Galvin and Henderson remain as the current season heads into the homestretch. Henderson stars as Dr. Jordan Allen, a committed and faithful Baptist who finds strength and comfort from daily prayer. She cares for her patients — but cares even more about building her career.

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The Good Doctor is a heartwarming medical drama following the medical career and personal life of Dr. Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore). With autism and savant syndrome, Shaun struggles in social situations but fans of the ABC series have seen him come on leaps and bounds since the beginning. 

Cast of the Good Doctor with Actress Bria Henderson

Henderson appeared alongside Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Sarah Paulson, Margo Martindale, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, and Tracey Ullman in the HULU/FX drama miniseries, MRS. AMERICA. The nine-episode told the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, played by Blanchett.

Henderson starred as Ms. Magazine editor Margaret Sloan, an outspoken, funny, radical-thinking African American feminist, and civil rights activist who marched with MLK. The out lesbian, single mother, and accomplished poet, was an intersectional trailblazer in several cultural and political movements. Through the eyes of the women of that era - both Schlafly and second-wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, and Jill Ruckelshaus - the series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted our political landscape.

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