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Sutton On 'The Bold Type' Isn't New To TV

Freeform is premiering a brand new show, and it's all about millennial women killing it in the magazine publishing world, so basically it's exactly my speed. The show follows three friends, Sutton, Jane, and Kat, and I would like to know more about them. So who plays Sutton on The Bold Type? Her name is Meghann Fahy and though you might not recognize her face right away, this is hardly her first rodeo when it comes to being on the small screen.

Fahy's character Sutton appears to be confident, carefree, and wisecracking, so she's sure to become a fan favorite. She doesn't wear a bra to work. She knows quite a bit about sex. She has a hot secret boyfriend. She's a go-getter. My first thought of comparison was Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City (yes, I know, I know, I'm sorry). It takes a confident personality to carry a character like this, so I would like to know a little bit more about the actress who seems more than up for the job. And as it turns out, Fahy has been in television for the past eight or so years, so she's not exactly a newbie at this. In fact, you may have even seen her in a few things before this.

According to her IMDB profile, Fahy's first television role was in 2009 on Gossip Girl in the Season 3 episode "The Lost Boy." She acted in the TV movie The Lost Valentine alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White, and got her first big recurring TV role as Hannah O'Connor on the soap opera One Life to Live. Since then, she's been in Necessary Roughness, Political Animals, and Chicago Fire, and she's even been on Law and Order: SVU, which is apparently a requirement for all television actors. So yeah, you could say she's been around for a while. So if her face looks a little familiar to you, now you know why.

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The Bold Type, however, is Fahy's first starring role in a TV series. She, along with Katie Stevens, who plays Jane, and Aisha Dee, who plays Kat, are the three anchors of the show. The series is said to be inspired by the life of Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, and will tackle love, friendships, world domination, and presumably some really creative sexual positions. I'm sure the characters will see their share of struggles, but I'm really excited to see a show about women growing into positions of power.