Vanessa Selbst is one of probably the most adorned event poker gamers ever. She is the all-time feminine earnings chief with practically $10.9 million in lifetime cashes to her identify. The 39-year-old has greater than a $3.6 million lead on the next-highest-ranked feminine participant (Kristen Bicknell – $7,255,874) regardless of retiring from full-time poker greater than 5 years in the past.
Selbst, a graduate of Yale Law, will add yet one more thrilling achievement to her already unbelievable resume this week. On Friday, Sept. 22, Selbst is about to make her scripted appearing debut with a cameo on Billions, SHOWTIMES’ award-winning drama created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin The cult basic poker hit Rounders, which just lately celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary, was co-written by Koppelman and Levien.
Billions, which stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, is at the moment airing its seventh and ultimate season.
This is way from the primary time that poker has popped up within the present’s universe. All-time WSOP bracelet chief and Poker Hall of Fame member Phil Hellmuth was featured in episode no. 3 of season 2, which was entitled ‘Optimal Play’.
The storyline revolved round a charity poker event wherein Lewis’ character, hedgefund supervisor Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod, tapped a rising star to symbolize his agency within the occasion. Asia Kate Dillon’s character Tyler Mason finally ends up successful the event, making a dramatic hero name in opposition to a rival fund supervisor that was reportedly primarily based on a well-known hand performed by Stu Ungar within the 1992 WSOP principal occasion.
Selbst is becoming a member of a protracted listing of high poker gamers who’ve appeared in mainstream media. In addition to the beforehand talked about Hellmuth, there’s additionally 10-time bracelet winner Johnny Chan’s memorable scene in Rounders and six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu’s transient cameo in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
In an unique clip from the upcoming episode, Selbst’s character shares a scene with Scooter Dunbar, performed by Daniel Breaker. Check it out beneath:
This episode is about to debut on Paramount+ this Friday, Sept. 22. It will then air this Sunday, Sept. 24 on SHOWTIME at 8:00 PM ET/PT.