Tanya Clarke cast in Glee
Soap veteran Tanya Clarke has been cast to play the mother of Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) in Glee.
The actress will play the characters ‘trouty mouth’ according to reports just days after it was reported Smallville actor John Schneider will appear in Glee as Sam’s father. Clarke’s character, Mary Evans, will appear in early December when Chord Overstreet makes his first appearance in the third season as Sam. The actor originally quit Glee after the second season when producers stated they only intended to bring his character back on a recurring basis however a few weeks ago it was announced that a deal had been agreed to bring Overstreet back to the Fox series.
Clarke’s role, at the moment, is seemingly just for a single episode but with the possibility of further episodes. The actress is something of a soap veteran having appeared in several daytime serials; All My Children, Another World, One Life to Live, As The World Turns and Guiding Light. Her other roles include appearances in CSI: Miami, NCIS: Los Angeles and Heartland.