Swedish Beauty Mercedes Mason joins the cast of 'Fear The Walking Dead', Actress Mason to play 'Opehlia Salazar' in the upcoming 'The Walking Dead' spinoff

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There has been a buzz ever since it was announced that there would be a spinoff of the awesome, fantabulous zombie apocalypse show “The Walking Dead”. The instalment, titled “Fear The Walking Dead”, now has a new addition to their cast. And it’s none other than the beautiful Swedish American Mercedes Mason.

 Mercedes Mason has captured a lot of popularity with her role of Zondra in the American television series Chuck and the role of Isabel Zambada in the American procedural drama The Finder. She starred in the 2011 American horror film Quarantine 2: Terminal and was part of the 2012–13 American supernatural drama 666 Park Avenue.

Born in Linköping, Sweden to a multi-national family, Mason moved to the United States with her family at the age of twelve. At age of 13, she was discovered by FORD modeling agency launching her into an international modeling career while attending high school. She started her fist role opposite Vince Vaughn in 2006's “The Break-Up”. After graduating (in psychology), she starred in Red Sands opposite Shane West and JK Simmons. She then continued the franchise as the lead in Quarantine 2: Terminal for SONY Screen Gems. Mercedes gained notoriety for her role in the film, Three Veils, getting nominated for 'Best Supporting Actress' by the UK International Filmmaker Festival in 2011. Three Veils went on to win numerous awards including 'Best Feature Film' at ARPA International Film Festival. Mercedes has also been prolific in television, having appeared in critically acclaimed shows like "Entourage", "The Closer" and "Traffic Light" as well as recurring in the fan favourite show "Chuck". She was also the lead female in FOX's "Bones" spin-off; "The Finder" opposite Oscar nominated Michael Clark Duncan. She recently recurred on Californication opposite David Duchovny and also on Anger Management opposite Charlie Sheen. A lot of TV shows for a resume indeed!

Raised around Chicago, she currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her boyfriend turned husband David Denman and her Chihuahua Wedgie. The couple are constantly seen posting photos on the networking sites and seem to enjoy their life. Reports sat that the two married back in 2012 after a dating for a few years. Standing at a height of 5 feet 9 inches, the actress, who has a net worth of $50000, has been bombarded with media attention ever since she was confirmed as the cast of Fear the Walking Dead. And it seems as if it will not stop any soon as the show looks to be promising and as good as it’s predecessor, if not better.

Set in Los Angeles, the series follows a divorced male teacher, a female guidance counsellor, and her two children–a son and a daughter–in the zombie apocalypse. It promises to be an exciting show. As for now, we’ll just have to wait and watch!!

The upcoming AMC series is all set to premeire on August 23, 2015 in the USA.