Lima, we have a mom.

Credit: via Photo: Tanya Clarke Headshot

Sam (Chord Overstreet)’s family unit is complete! After casting Smallville alum John Schneider to play the returning Gleek’s father for the December 6 episode (Season 3, Episode 8, "Hold on to Sixteen"), Glee has tapped soap actress Tanya Clarke for the role of Mama Evans (real name not-yet revealed), reports Entertainment Weekly.

Clarke also had an uncredited appearance on Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s FX hit American Horror Story, but this will surely be the gig that will take her from, “Ooh, she looks kinda sorta familiar” to “That’s Sam’s mom on Glee!” (Pretty good upgrade, dontchyathink?)

A former Broadway performer, we hope to see Clarke in a mother-son moment a la Mike (Harry Shum Jr.) and his mom in Season 3, Episode 3, “Asian F” — except with more singing!

Source: EW


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