Private Practice Casts Sam's Mother!

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Ready to meet another member of the Bennett family?

According to Entertainment Weekly, veteran actress Alfre Woodard (Desperate Housewives, True Blood, Grey's Anatomy) has been cast on a November episode as Sam's mother. An Oscar nominee, Woodard is only booked for one installment at the moment.

Alfre Woodard as Sophia Jordan

Last year, of course, fans were introduced to Sam's troubled sister.

What does this casting scoop mean for Private Practice Season 6, which kicks off on September 25? It's hard to say, especially considering the mysterious way in which Shonda Rhimes has hyped upcoming episodes.

The uber producer says every one will be special and unique.

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Private Practice Quotes

Charlotte: My mom always says God doesn't give with both hands. You're young, beautiful, brilliant. There has to be something you can't have.
Amelia: Some days I'd give that all up.
Charlotte: That's just the craving talking. The longer you go without a drink...
Amelia: I drank at your wedding. I thought it was ginger ale. I spit it out.
Charlotte: OK, since then?
Amelia: Nothing, but I can't stop thinking about it.
Charlotte: It was an accident. Don't let a slip turn into a fall. Get your butt to a meeting.

It's not clear or easy anymore. I don't know if that's better or worse.


Private Practice Music

  Song Artist
Song Lost The Mary Onettes
Down in the valley Down In The Valley The Broken West iTunes
Song Message From Yuz The Switches