CBS has announced that Melissa George ('Alias') is joining the ranks at its legal drama 'The Good Wife.'
George has signed on to play Marilyn, the in-house ethics counsel to recently-elected Illinois Governor Peter Florrick (played by Chris Noth). Marilyn will appear in multiple episodes and is described as being "smart, sexy and savvy," as well as "a stickler for honesty and following the rules."
George is best known for her turn as Lauren Reed on 'Alias,' which she appeared in more than 20 episodes of during its run. She also was nominated for a Golden Globe four years ago for her work on 'In Treatment.'
In addition to those shows, she has also appeared on 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Hunted,' 'Bag of Bones,' 'Lie to Me,' 'Friends' and 'Charmed.' No word yet on whether this role will affect her status as the lead in Cinemax's recently announced reboot of 'Hunted.'
George is not the only new face confirmed to be coming to 'The Good Wife.'
Juliet Rylance has signed on for a multiple episode run as Holly, a potential new love interest for Kalinda (Archie Panjabi). Holly is an assistant state's attorney who has a background with Kalinda that will be explained as the show progresses.
Rylance has appeared in the feature films 'Frances Ha' and 'Sinister.' The British actress is primarily known for her stage work, however.
'The Good Wife' returns to CBS Sept. 29 at 9 p.m.