Maura Tierney Lands Recurring Role on 'The Good Wife'

CBS’s The Good Wife already boasts one of the greatest casts of women--well, casts period—on network television, but we are totally excited about the latest casting news of Rescue Me and ER’s Maura Tierney as a recurring character. Tierney joins a long line of amazing actresses who've played strong women on The Good Wife including Martha Plimpton, Mamie Gummer, Parker Posey, Rita Wilson, Lisa Edelstein, Carrie Preston, Anika Noni Rose, Mary Beth Piel, Elizabeth Reaser and Sara Silverman.
By: Tracy E. Gilchrist
June 25 2012 2:04 PM

CBS’s The Good Wife already boasts one of the greatest casts of women--well, casts period—on network television, but we are totally excited about the latest casting news of Rescue Me and ER’s Maura Tierney as a recurring character.

Tierney, who cut her teeth in on-screen politics in Primary Colors, will play a character who is described the network as “self-made millionaire who has become the doyenne of Chicago Democratic politics,” according to Entertainment Weekly. Here’s hoping for some meaty scenes between Tierney’s Christine Baranski’s Diane, who has the chops for dabbling in politics as well.

In other The Good Wife casting news British actor Marc Warren (Hustle) will play Kalinda’s (Archie Panjabi) “manipulative ex-husband, to whom she has an attraction that she finds impossible to ignore,” reports EW. 

Tierney joins a long line of amazing actresses who've played strong women on The Good Wife including Martha Plimpton, Mamie Gummer, Parker Posey, Rita Wilson, Lisa Edelstein, Carrie Preston, Anika Noni Rose, Mary Beth Piel, Elizabeth Reaser, Kelli Giddish, Monica Raymund and Sarah Silverman.

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