An Emmy-nominated actress best known for her dramatic roles is joining the Fox comedy series "New Girl." The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Linda Cardellini, an Emmy nominee for her role on “Mad Men,” will join the Fox sitcom in a recurring role.
Cardellini, known for playing Samantha Taggart on "ER" and Lindsay Weir on "Freaks and Geeks," along with her role as Sylvia Rosen, the neighbor of Don Draper, on "Mad Men," will play the wild sister of Zooey Deschanel’s Jess. Cardellini’s first appearance is scheduled for February.
Jess’ parents are played by Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner, who will return to those roles in January, the story adds.