Tala Ashe has been cast as Ameera on As the World Turns. She'll be involved in Luke and Noah's storyline.
We don't know much else about the part of Ameera, but the casting notice for the character asked for a "18–20-year old Middle Eastern female. Ameera is visiting from Iraq, and this young, bright girl very much wants to make a new life in Oakdale. No accent needed."
Ashe is a relative unknown, but will be appearing in the 2008 movie Waiting in Beijing.