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Why Stacy From Dad Stop Embarrassing Me Looks So Familiar

Jamie Foxx may be known these days for his intense performances in action flicks like Baby DriverRobin Hood, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but back in the 1990s, he was all laughs, all the time. Foxx got his start on the sketch comedy series In Living Color, which he followed up with a slew of appearances on sitcoms like Hangin' With Mr. Cooper and Moesha. Now, before returning as Electro in Spider-Man: No Way Home, he's going back to his roots with the newest Netflix sitcom — Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!

This time around, Foxx plays a father, Brian Dixon, who suddenly finds himself out of his depth when his teenage daughter, Sasha (Kyla-Drew), moves in with him. Brian knows a lot about cosmetics but not much about being a good dad, at least at first. Fortunately, he has plenty of help along the way with his father, Pops (David Alan Grier), and friend Stacy (Heather Hemmens). This isn't Hemmens' first time playing a prominent role in a television series, and you may be surprised to learn where else you've seen her before

Heather Hemmens showed off her school spirit on The CW's Hellcats

Bring It On got an entire generation of young girls into cheerleading and that trend was still going strong a decade later when The CW ordered a new dramedy to hit the airwaves — Hellcats. The show followed Marti Perkins (Aly Michalka) as she realizes the only way she can continue attending Lancer University is by getting an athletic scholarship from the cheerleading program. It's here she enters the competitive world of cheerleading, putting her at odds with the likes of Savannah (Ashley Tisdale) and Alice (Heather Hemmens). 

Alice is a bit of a narcissist, but ultimately, she just wants to get back on the cheerleading team after suffering an injury that's sidelined her for the season. As a result, she descends into drug use throughout the show so that she can mask the pain she's in and convince the coach that she's fit to get back on the team. A lot of plot threads were left dangling in the air, as the series was canceled after a single season, likely due to low ratings (via The Hollywood Reporter). But it wouldn't be the last time Hemmens would appear on television.

Heather Hemmens moved into the Western genre on Yellowstone

Years later, Heather Hemmens would trade in her cheerleader uniform for more professional attire when she took on the role of Melody Prescott on season 1 of Yellowstone. Melody worked as an assistant to Dan Jenkins (Danny Huston) when he went to Montana for some real estate development and butted heads with the Dutton family in the process. Melody helped Dan out when he ran into resistance trying to take some of the Dutton land, but paperwork was the least of his problems. 

At one point in the series, he ended up getting tied to a tree as a warning to leave the property alone. Melody hasn't been seen on the series since appearing in a few episodes on season 1, but considering how many more problems the Duttons are going to have moving forward, it's entirely conceivable she could make a return. That is if Hemmens isn't too busy with her latest projects. 

Heather Hemmens returned to The CW for Roswell, New Mexico

The CW isn't all DC superhero shows at this point. For extraterrestrial-oriented adventures, you can tune into Roswell, New Mexico, which will air season 3 later this year, with a fourth season already green-lit (via Deadline). That means we should be seeing plenty more of Heather Hemmen's Maria DeLuca. When we first meet her, she's reading a bar patron's palm, which provides some insight into the supernatural powers she'll showcase more effectively later in the series. As the audience soon learns, she legitimately has the power to look into the future. 

It remains to be seen whether Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! will get picked up for another season, but Hemmens shouldn't be short on work any time soon. Barring any unforeseen developments on Roswell, New Mexico, her character should be coming back for quite some time, which is good, because Hemmens seems to be really invested in that role. "I love this character. It definitely has a special place in my heart," he told Collider.