willow shields emily vancamp Who is Willow Shields, newest 'The Hunger Games' cast member?It was announced Wednesday (April 20) that another major role in “The Hunger Games” movies has been cast – Willow Shields is slated to play Katniss’ younger sister Primrose. But who is this fair-haired young actress?

She’s a relative unknown, actually. Willow is from Albuquerque, NM, she’s the right age to play the 12-year-old Primrose Everdeen and she’s a twin.

As far as acting goes, Willow provided a voice for the 2008 short “Las Vegas New Mexico 1875,” she was in a 2009 episode of “In Plain Sight” on USA and most recently she stars as Grace, a homeless student in Emily VanCamp‘s Mrs. Bess’ classroom in the Hallmark made-for-TV movie “Beyond the Blackboard.” Clips below show Willow (she’s the blonde cutie in the braids).

In fact, if you’re dying to see Willow (or Primrose!) in action, “Beyond the Blackboard” airs Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

How exciting for Willow. The first “Hunger Games” movie is scheduled for release March, 2012.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."