Ayo Edebiri of The Bear joins Abbott Elementary School

Ayo Edebiri comes out of the kitchen.

The actress, who plays Sydney on FX’s the bearjoined ABC’s second season Abbott Elementary School, E! News can confirm.

Ayo will play Janine’s (Quinta Brunson) frequently discussed the yet-to-be-seen sister Ayesha on the Feb. 8 episode of the Emmy-winning comedy.

Quinta, who also created Abbott Elementary, celebrated the cast on Twitter on February 6posting a photo of her, Ayo and Janelle James, who plays lead Ava Coleman on the show. The actress captioned the photo alongside two heart-shaped emojis, “New episode this Wednesday.”

While Ayesha will only appear briefly in the episode, titled “Valentine’s Day,” the network says Ayo will return later in the season for a “larger storyline.”

In an episode preview shared by Weekly entertainmentJanine prepares for a FaceTime call with Ayesha on her birthday, telling Jacob (Chris Perfecti) that his sister can be “really intense”, “over the top”, and “curious”.


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