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America Ferrera to star on 'The Good Wife'

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America Ferrera attending the world premiere of 'The Illusionist' at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

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America Ferrera has signed a deal to appear on CBS drama The Good Wife.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the former Ugly Betty star will join the cast next month in a recurring role as a romantic interest for Eli, portrayed by Alan Cumming.

Ferrera will play Natalie, a graduate student who catches the eye of the campaign manager, and is confirmed for three episodes.

Meanwhile, King Of Queens actor Jerry Stiller is due to appear in one instalment, as the show's latest judge.

Robert King, co-creator of the political drama, said of the signings: "It's thrilling to have two actors who combine such dramatic and comedic ability.

"We've been watching and loving America for years now on Ugly Betty, and it'll be fantastic to see her take on a completely different role - especially one that puts her across from Alan Cumming.

"And Jerry Stiller is our dream judge. It was great when we got to stop saying, 'We need a Jerry Stiller-type in the role', and just got Jerry Stiller."

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