Ming Na by Eric Charbonneau/WireImage.com Ming Na by Eric Charbonneau/WireImage.com

Ming Na, who once played a doctor on ER, next will be playing with the doctors of Private Practice.

In the fifth episode of the ABC drama's second season (which kicks off this Wednesday), Ming Na will guest-star as a friend of Violet's, and thus will help shed some light on Amy Brenneman's introverted shrink. (Oh wow, it just hit me - she's a "shrinking Violet." D'oh!)

Ming Na's other credits include NBC's short-lived Inconceivable and Fox's almost-as-fleeting Vanished (in which she was woefully underserved).

Previously announced Private guest-stars for the coming season include Billy Dee Williams (as a man who has taken care of his ill wife, at great cost to his own health) and Grant Show (playing Addison's brother). - Matt Mitovich

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