Upcoming FLASH TV Actor Cast in BIRDS OF PREY Movie

Batgirl & the Birds of Prey #20
Batgirl & the Birds of Prey #20
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Charlene Amoia
Charlene Amoia
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Charlene Amoia has been cast as Maria Bertinelli, the mother of Mary Elizabeth Winstead's Helena Bertinelli (a.k.a. Huntress) in Warner Bros.'s Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), according to Deadline.

Maria Bertinelli's character debuted in 2000's Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood #1 by Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett, the retconned mother of Huntress (after her mother in pre-Crisis continuty was Catwoman). In comic books, Maria was married to Gotham crime boss Franco Bertinelli but both were assassinated when Helena was a child.

No casting announcement for the Franco Bertinelli character has been made.

Amoia is best known for playing Wendy the Waitress in CBS' long-running How I Met Your Mother, but will also appear in February 19's The Flash in a minor role as "Miss Pellett."

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is scheduled to open in theaters February 7, 2020.

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