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DDN: Wright State grad to appear on CBS drama ‘Bull’

Ebony Blake

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Dayton native Ebony Blake will appear on the CBS legal crime drama “Bull” tonight, Nov. 4, at 10 p.m.

Blake will play the featured role of Ruby Donaldson on the hit show, currently in its sixth season. Inspired by its co-creator and executive producer Dr. Phil McGraw, “Bull” stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull, a psychologist and trial-science expert who owns and operates Trail Analysis Corporation (TAC).

Tonight’s episode, the season’s fifth episode, is titled “King Bull.” CBS’ official description reads, “The TAC team asks Bull to step aside when they fear his recent issues could negatively affect their defense of a business mogul accused of being mentally unfit to lead his company.”

Blake says the episode, filmed in New York in September, is a nod to Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and includes Frankie Faison (“Coming to America”) as the frazzled patriarch.

“I play Ruby, the middle sister,” said Blake, a graduate of Middletown High School and Wright State University’s musical theatre department.

“My older sister and I believe our dad is in trouble because he’s exhibiting really erratic behavior. We are at the helm of a very successful automotive company and losing millions of dollars by the minute. I was so pleased to be a part of this Black family seen in sort of a different space from a lot of Black families you see on TV. This family is affluent, with good money, and the sisters are three dynamic, sharp Black women. I really enjoyed my time on the set from the cast to crew. Everybody was gracious and really lovely.”