Actor/rapper Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges
will make his television debut as a guest-star on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
on Tuesday, March 28. 'Ludacris,' who picked up a SAG and Critics Choice Award for Best Ensemble cast in the Oscar-nominated Crash
, turns in a powerful performance as Darius, a family member of Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola (Ice-T
In taking a role on SVU, Bridges said, "I have been a fan of Dick Wolf's 'Law & Order' for a long time. When I was approached to work on SVU and read the script there was no way that I could turn down this amazing opportunity. The character was so rich and the storyline so complex that I knew it was something I had to do. I am looking forward to working with the incredibly talented cast and crew at Law & Order: SVU in my continuing quest to learn and grow as an actor."
The complex storyline puts Det. Fin in a difficult position, which pits him against his colleagues who suspect his son Ken (Ernest Wadell) in a double homicide. Fin also finds himself in a showdown with his ex wife Terry Randall (Lisa Gay Hamilton), Ken's mother. The story takes an emotional and unexpected turn when Fin discovers a family secret that sheds some new light into his family's relationship with Darius.
Bridges is currently up for one Grammy Award being presented on Wednesday, Feb. 8, for Best Rap Single and will be presenting an award on the Grammy telecast with "Crash" co-star Matt Dillon