Nicole Beharie arrives at "Shame" Gala Screening during AFI FEST 2011 Presented By Audi on Nov. 9, 2011 in Hollywood

*Actress Nicole Beharie has been added to the cast of “42,” the Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros biopic of baseball’s first black player, Jackie Robinson.

Beharie will play the role of Rachel Isum, who married Jackie in 1946 – a year before he broke baseball’s color barrier.

Last year the actress starred in Fox Searchlight’s “Shame” with Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. She also appeared last year with Mos Def and Jeffrey Wright on Broadway in John Guare’s Free Man Of Color.

She made her film debut in Samuel Goldwyn’s “American Violet” and appeared in Universal’s “Express.”