April 5, 2007 / 4:54 PM / 10 years ago

"Idol" finalist Tucker "Born" for Fox pilot

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<p>American Idol finalist Lisa Tucker sings the national anthem before the Los Angeles Angels baseball home opener against the New York Yankees in Anaheim, California April 7, 2006 file photo. ucker has been cast in the Fox drama pilot "Born in the USA," which deals with real-life issues of blue-collar families in Philadelphia. Tucker, 17, will play a smart, beautiful and quiet girl with a good sense of humor.Lucy Nicholson</p>

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Former "American Idol" finalist Lisa Tucker has been cast in the Fox drama pilot "Born in the USA," which deals with real-life issues of blue-collar families in Philadelphia. Tucker, 17, will play a smart, beautiful and quiet girl with a good sense of humor.

Tucker, an "Idol" finalist last season, also has appeared on Fox's "The O.C." and multiple episodes of Nickelodeon's "Zoey 101." When she was 11, she did a nine-month run in "The Lion King" at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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