A star who won an Emmy portraying a tormented character on HBO’s “The Sopranos” will see if her luck improves on CBS’s “CSI: Miami,” Entertainment Weekly reports.
Drea de Matteo, known for playing the beleaguered Adriana on “Sopranos," will resurface as a mysterious poker player in a November sweeps episode of “Miami,” the story reports.
According to the article, her character will be the only woman in an illegal, high-stakes poker game. When the game is robbed and someone is murdered, the character’s backstory comes out and it doesn’t match her card-playing persona.
The show’s executive producer Barry O’Brien told EW, “We’re thrilled to have an actress of Drea’s caliber on the show. We all fell in love with her on ‘The Sopranos,’ and watching her bring a complex and nuanced character to life is a revelation.”
de Matteo has kept busy since she went out in a blaze of glory on a particularly memorable episode of “The Sopranos.” Besides co-starring in the Matt LeBlanc vehicle “Joey,” she has had roles on ABC’s "Desperate Housewives" and FX’s "Sons of Anarchy” and has been acting regularly in feature films.
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