WATCH: Coco Gauff sits down with Tennis Channel after her BNP Paribas Open fourth round win.


Coco Gauff’s star is on the rise, and now she’s ready for primetime. The 19-year-old will trade the tennis court for the silver screen, as she makes her TV debut on an upcoming episode of All American: Homecoming.

The CW series is a spin-off from All American, a sports drama that follows the lives of high school athletes in Beverly Hills as they navigate issues like racism and class struggles, along with the usual classroom drama. Homecoming follows one student’s journey at Bringston University, a fictional Historical Black College/University in Atlanta—which also happens to be Gauff’s real-life hometown—as she pursues her dream of becoming a professional tennis player.

Into its second season, All American: Homecoming is gearing up for its finale with Gauff’s appearance set for the pivotal penultimate episode, "Stand Up for Something". While there are no details on her role just yet, it seems that the player will appear as herself, joining the likes of Reggie Bush as one of the show’s high-profile guests.

It’s the latest off-court win for Gauff, who has enjoyed pursuing her creative passions amid her meteoric rise to the top. The American rang in her 19th birthday on Monday at Indian Wells, and recently told press that she feels she’s “living the dream.”

“I'm for sure living my dream. I guess the on-court part is glamorous in a way,” Gauff said after her third-round win. “Off-court, I always tell people my life is boring. That's part of the reason why I've never done any, I guess, filming or any of that, like behind-the-scenes stuff. I literally just don't leave my room sometimes.

“And the tennis part, I guess online and that persona, yeah, I'm living the dream… I enjoy this kind of balance of being extroverted in certain situations and introverted in certain situations.

“There is no other life that I would want other than mine right now.”

Gauff is currently through to the quarterfinals at the BNP Paribas Open, after prevailing in a tough three-setter against Rebecca Peterson, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. She will face Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka, the No. 2 seed, on Wednesday.

Catch Gauff’s guest star appearance on All American: Homecoming this upcoming Monday, 20 March at 9:00 p.m. EDT on The CW.