Actress Michael Michelle is set to don scrubs for the second time in her television career.  According to TV Guide, the 41-year-old actress is set to appear in FOX’s hit series, House, wherein she will star alongside Emmy-nominated British actor Hugh Laurie.

Michelle, who is best known for her stint on NBC’s long-running medical drama, ER, will play a CIA medicine woman who meets Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) when he is summoned to the agency to treat a patient.  She manages to impress him, and ultimately, he invites her to come work him at Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital.

This is the second doctor Michael Michelle will play in the small screen.  From 1999 to 2002, she portrayed Dr. Cleo Finch on NBC’s ER, after which she worked on a variety of productions, including How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Judy’s Got a Gun, The Hunt for the BTK Killer, Company Town, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Kevin Hill.

Her other notable acting credits include Homicide: Life on the Street, New York Undercover and Central Park West.

Michael Michelle is only one of the several new cast members of FOX’s House.  The upcoming season will introduce Princeton Plainsboro’s five latest staff additions, to be played by actors Kal Penn (National Lampoon’s Van Wilder), Olivia Wilde (The O.C., The Black Donnellys), Peter Jacobson (Will & Grace), Anne Dudek (Numb3rs, Bones, How I Met Your Mother) and Edi Gathegi (Veronica Mars, Lincoln Heights).

Additionally, TV Guide has reported that an upcoming storyline will involve a NASCAR Driver, while another will have House taking care of a patient with a craniofacial deformity similar to that of Eric Stolz’s character in Mask.

House is an Emmy and Peabody-Award winning series that debuted on FOX in 2004.  Apart from Hugh Laurie, the series stars Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer, Lisa Edelstein, Jennifer Morrison and Robert Sean Leonard.

The fourth season of House will premiere on September 25 at 9/8c.

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: TV Guide
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