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Christine Lahti cast as Alex O'Loughlin's mother in 'Hawaii Five-0'

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Christine Lahti has joined the cast of Hawaii Five-0.

The Oscar-winning actress will play Doris McGarrett, the mother of main character Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin).

Christine Lahti, 78th annual Drama League Awards (May 2012)

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Detective Steve McGarrett and Detective Danny "Danno" Williams in Hawaii Five-0

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The character was thought to be dead, but actually turns out to be in hiding under the alias 'Doris Shelburne'.

Hawaii Five-0's executive producer Peter Lenkov said in a statement: "The mysterious character of Doris McGarrett is a pivotal one to the mythology of our show.

"We are thrilled to have a seasoned and beloved actress such as Christine to portray her. She's a wonderful addition to the H50 family and the fans will certainly enjoy what we have in store for her. Let's just say that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree."

O'Loughlin took extended leave from Hawaii Five-0 earlier this year to have "supervised treatment for for prescription pain medication" following a shoulder injury.

He recently said that he feels "fantastic" following his hiatus from the CBS show.

Lahti's television credits include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Watch a clip from Hawaii Five-0 below:

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