'Boston Legal' Has Winningham Formula
Emmy-winning actress to guest on ABC series
Winningham, who had a recurring part on "Grey's Anatomy" last season, will play a woman who solicits Alan Shore's (fellow Emmy winner James Spader) advice on how to kill the man who murdered her daughter, but was found not guilty by reason of temporary insanity. No airdate has been set for her appearance.
When Alan refuses to help her, she kills the man anyway, then asks him to represent her at trial.
The role will be Winningham's second time working with "Boston Legal" creator David E. Kelley. She also co-starred in his CBS series "The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H." a few seasons back.
Winningham won an Emmy in 1998 for her role in the TNT movie "George Wallace" and another in 1980 for the telefilm "Amber Waves." She's been nominated three other times, most recently for a guest spot on "Law & Order: SVU" in 2003.
Her credits also include the feature films "St. Elmo's Fire" and "Georgia" (for which she earned an Oscar nod) the TV movies "The Magic of Ordinary Days" and "The Maldonado Miracle" and guest appearances on "ER" and "Six Feet Under."