The West Wing’s Stockard Channing will play Julianna Marguiles’ character’s mother in at least one episode of the CBS drama this season, EW.com reports.
Alicia’s mom, a child of the 1960s whose upbringing shaped her values, will provide another dimension of the lead lawyer’s backstory in the upcoming Season 4, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c.
Stockard was First Lady Abbey Bartlet for The West Wing’s seven-year run. In addition to her iconic turn as Rizzo in the 1978 big-screen adaptation of Grease, she’s acted in numerous movies and live theater productions and led her own short-lived sitcom The Stockard Channing Show in 1980.
- Stockard Channing