Revenge Casts Jennifer Jason Leigh as Emily’s Mom

Kate Stanhope
TV Guide
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily VanCamp | Photo Credits: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images, Colleen Hayes/ABC

Jennifer Jason Leigh is joining Revenge in the highly coveted role of Emily's mysterious mom, has confirmed.

Little is known about Emily's mother, who was believed to be dead for many years. However, she was revealed to be alive in a video tape uncovered by Emily (Emily VanCamp) in the season finale.

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The Golden Globe-winning actress, 50, is best known for her roles in the 1982 comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High and 2002's Road to Perdition. She has recurred on Weeds for three seasons, playing Nancy's sister, Jill. Leigh joins British actor Barry Sloane, who will also be introduced in Season 2 as a man connected to Emily's past. Dun dun dun!

Revenge moves to Sundays at 9/8c when it returns for its second season this fall on ABC.

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