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Yet another American Horror Story alum has decided to check into this season’s Hotel: EW has learned exclusively that Mare Winningham will return to the franchise this year. The St. Elmo’s Fire actress will play the titular establishment’s laundress who works closely with Evan Peters’ character, Mr. March.

Winningham previously played the sister of Pepper (Naomi Grossman) on Freak Show and Peters’ abusive mother on Coven.

She joins an incredible cast that includes Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Wes Bentley, Finn Wittrock, Chloe Sevigny, Angela Bassett, Cheyenne Jackson, Denis O’Hare, Evan Peters, Max Greenfield, and Naomi Campbell.

American Horror Story: Hotel premieres Oct. 7 on FX.

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American Horror Story

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and a hotel.

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  • Ryan Murphy
  • FX
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