Peter Florrick has a secret weapon in his bid to become governor: Maura Tierney.
CBS’ The Good Wife has tapped the ER vet to join the Season 4 cast in the recurring role of Maddie, a self-made billionaire who started her own Internet company and is the doyenne of Chicago Democratic politics. As such, Eli eagerly pursues her money and endorsement for Peter’s campaign.
Tierney — who for half of ER Season 6 overlapped with Good Wife lead Julianna Margulies, playing Abby Lockhart to her Carol Hathaway — is slated to appear in as many as 10 episodes of the acclaimed CBS drama.
Tierney’s recent TV credits include an arc on Rescue Me, the ABC legal drama The Whole Truth and a guest star appearance on The Office.