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Awkward's Nikki Deloach has signed on for a recurring role on The CW's Ringer, has learned exclusively.

DeLoach, who portrays the mother of Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) on the MTV series, has been cast as Shaylene, the oft-mentioned stripper whose murder Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) witnessed. The smart and savvy exotic dancer will be seen through flashbacks.

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The 32-year-old actress, whose credits include Days of Our Lives and Windfall, will first appear in the March 6 episode.

Ringer returns Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 9/8c on The CW.