The 'Ugly Betty' alum joins the cast of the CBS drama in a recurring role
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Vanessa Williams is joining The Good Wife in a recurring role for season 7.

The Ugly Betty alum will play Courtney Boalt, “an extremely successful, self-made businesswoman, who is potentially interested in backing Peter Florrick’s (Chris Noth) campaign for president. In the process, she meets Eli Gold (Alan Cumming), sparking a mutual attraction,” reads a CBS release.

“There are very few names you can put side-by-side that make you laugh,” said executive producers Robert and Michelle King in a statement. “Alan Cumming and Vanessa Williams are at the top of that list. We couldn’t be more excited.”

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This is not the first time that Cumming’s character has had a fling with an Ugly Betty cast member. In season 2, America Ferrera joined the cast as Natalie Flores, a college student who worked as a nanny for Wendy Scott-Car, whom Eli Gold fell in love with. Seems he may be at it yet again with Williams’ character, who’ll make her debut in November.

The Good Wife returns Sunday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles, and Chris Noth star in the legal/family drama.

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