Illeana Douglas

Kudos to NBC's The Cape for just casting one of my favorite unsung actresses for a two-episode arc.

The wonderfully quirky Illeana Douglas, so great in movies like Ghost World, Dummy and Cape Fear, will appear on the new superhero caper as a nurse named Netta who for years has taken care of a mysterious patient inside The Orchard asylum. Netta ends up in a fierce battle with Orwell (Summer Glau) after Orwell's investigation takes her inside the creepy facility.

A familiar face to TV, Illeana, 45, has previously added her unique flair to such series as Ugly Betty, SVU, and Six Feet Under.

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