*Megalyn Echikunwoke is expanding her presence in the DC Comics universe.
The actress, last seen as Penny in Fox’s “The Following,” will suit up as the character Vixen (aka Mari Mable) in The CW’s “Arrow,” according to Deadline.com.
Echikunwoke voiced the same character in CW Seed’s animated web series of the same name.
Vixen, an African orphan who inherited the ability to mimic any animal, tangled with Green Arrow and the Flash, voiced by “Arrow” and “Flash” stars Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin in CW’s animated series. It’s not clear if that storyline will continue in the live action Arrow.
Echikunwoke also will be seen in Lifetime’s upcoming straight-to-series drama “Damien.” Her resume also includes ABC’s “Mind Games,” Showtime’s “House Of Lies” and feature “A Good Day To Die Hard.”