Amy Sedaris

Amy Sedaris has booked a multi-episode arc on The Good Wife, a show rep confirms.

Sedaris will play Stacie Hall, a lobbyist who starts stealing the clients of Alan Cumming's Eli Gold.  "We love Amy. We sometimes have dreams of switching all the actors from The Wire and Strangers With Candy," series co-creators/executive producers Robert and Michelle King told TVLine, which first reported the casting. "The next best thing is to have Amy playing Eli Gold's nemesis."

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There is no set airdate for Sedaris' Good Wife debut.  The 50-year-old actress, best known for the TV series and subsequent film Strangers with Candy, most recently appeared on Raising Hope. She also released a book last November called Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People.

Sedaris' character won't be the only thorn in Eli's side this season. Parker Posey will guest-star as his ex-wife in the Oct. 30 episode.

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