Iyanla Vanzant Joins Cast of OWN’s ‘Greenleaf’

Iyanla Vanzant on Greenleaf Photo Credit: Courtesy of OWN/Photographer: Tina Rowden

Iyanla Vanzant is expanding her acting credits.

The author and spiritual life coach will play herself on Season 3 of Greenleaf, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced Monday.

Iyanla, who hosts the OWN self-help show Iyanla: Fix My Life, will be called on to help Charity (Deborah Joy Winans) finally find her place in the Greenleaf family.

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The best-selling author has previously appeared as herself in Girls Trip and had a guest role on Jane the Virgin.

Emmy-winning actor Beau Bridges (Homeland) is also set to join the megachurch drama as Bob Whitmore, the folksy founder of a massive denomination with churches all over the world, who will use any unsavory tool at his disposal to win.

In February, OWN revealed that chart-topping songstress Patti LaBelle would be joining Greenleaf as Maxine, a famous motivational speaker and CEO of a Christian self-help empire. She’ll be a key ally to Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield) as Mae faces new challenges in the series about the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch.

Season 3 of Greenleaf will get a two-night premiere on Tuesday-Wednesday, August 28-29 on OWN.

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