Irish actress Elaine CassidyPaul Faith/PA

Award-winning Irish actress Elaine Cassidy is making her stateside TV debut in the new CBS series “Harper’s Island,” which will premiere on April 9.

Adding another much needed Irish female presence to the Hollywood scene, Cassidy will star as Abby Mills in the new 13-episode murder mystery series. The show is set on a secluded island off the coast of Seattle.

Cassidy’s co-stars include American actor Christopher Gorham from “Ugly Betty” and Australian actress Samantha Noble.

Cassidy, a Co. Wicklow native, is well known in Ireland for her breakthrough starring role in the William Trevor novel-turned-film “Felicia’s Journey” and for her role in the hit movie “Disco Pigs” with Cillian Murphy. For this performance, Cassidy was awarded the 2003 Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA) for “Best Actress in a Feature Film.”