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Taye Diggs to hold court on “The Good Wife”

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Actor Taye Diggs has landed a recurring role on the hit CBS legal/political drama “The Good Wife” appearing as Dean Levine-Wilkins, a talented equity partner at Lockhart/Gardner who decides to join the fashionable litigator Diane Lockhart and super savvy Alicia Florrick. Executive producers/showrunners Robert and Michelle King said in their announcement today, “We couldn’t be more excited to have Taye on the show. We’ve been huge fans for years, and love his ability to play comedy and drama with equal ease.”

The 43-year-old New Jersey native is busy these days with his new TNT detective drama “Murder in the First” playing a homicide detective who just lost his wife. The 10-episode ordered series which premiered on June 9 and covers one murder case during its entire season. “Murder in the First” also stars: Kathleen Robertson, Tom Felton, Steven Webber and “Once Upon a Time” alum Raphael Sbarge who is receiving rave reviews for his role as SFPD Homicide Inspector David Molk.

Diggs’ other television credits include “Private Practice” and “Will and Grace.” However, it was the actor’s debut in the 1998 film “How Stella Got her Groove Back” that brought him much acclaim and a legion of fans. The movie was adapted from author Terry McMillan’s bestselling novel of the same name. Diggs played opposite Angela Bassett as her love interest Winston Shakespeare.

“The Good Wife” premiered on September 9, 2009 and will return September 21 at 9:00 PM on CBS. Also returning to the show will be actor Matthew Goode as a series regular. Goode will resume his role as prosecutor Finn Polmar. Goode, who has developed a fan following is sure to be an anticipated delight especially after the shocking demise of lead character Will Gardner.

“The Good Wife” also stars: Julianna Marguiles, Christine Baranski, Archie Panjaba, Alan Cumming and Chris Noth.

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