The new love interest on CBS’s “The Good Wife” comes with a long string of TV credits, including “Ugly Betty,” “Desperate Housewives” and “The Mindy Project.” E! Online reports that Vanessa Williams is joining the show on a recurring basis.
“Williams will play Courtney Boalt, described as ‘an extremely successful, self-made businesswoman who is potentially interested in backing Peter Florrick’s campaign for president.’ While exploring Peter’s campaign, she meets Eli Gold and there’s a mutual attraction. She debuts in November,” the story reports.
Gold is played by Alan Cumming.
In a statement, executive producers Robert and Michelle King said: “There are very few names you can put side-by-side that make you laugh. Alan Cumming and Vanessa Williams are at the top of that list. We couldn’t be more excited.”