The Good Wife Exclusive: Parker Posey Cast as Eli Gold's [Spoiler Alert]!

Something tells me Alan Cumming had a hand in this casting.

The Good Wife actor’s sometime costar and real-life BFF Parker Posey has been tapped to play the never-before-seen estranged wife of his campaign strategist character Eli Gold, TVLine has learned exclusively.

With the introduction of Parker — who is slated to debut in an October episode — the puzzle that is Eli’s fractured nuclear family is now complete; viewers have already met the couple’s daughter Marissa (played by Sarah Steele).

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Although Cumming and Posey have played together in the movies before — most notably in The Anniversary Party and Josie and the Pussycats — this will mark the pair’s first small screen collaboration.

Posey’s TV credits include Parks and Recreation, The Big C and the short-lived Amy Sherman-Palladino sitcom The Return of Jezebel James.

The Good Wife‘s third season kicks off Sunday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c.

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  1. Nick R says:

    Oh holy mother of pearl. This is exciting. Parker Posey can do no wrong in my books and TGW is absolutely one of the best shows on tv. Excellent casting.
    Also, please buy my discount leather goods.

  2. DL says:

    Woo! Awesome casting news. Between Posey, Lisa Edelstein, Harvey Feierstein, and Eddie Izzard, Season 3 is going to have some friggin’ amazing guest stars. And I expect the guest casting is only going to keep on coming.

  3. Talismangirl says:

    All the news about this show and who is going to be on it – just gets better and better. Parker Posey and Alan Cummings WOW!

  4. Jason says:

    This season is going to be crazy good.

  5. Anna says:

    They have great chemistry!

  6. Adrian says:

    What was that about Eddie Izzard??! Oh geeez its gonna be a great season 3

  7. Lorie says:

    Brilliant casting!!

  8. MiaS says:

    Didn’t think it was possible to make THE GOOD WIFE better.
    Guess I was wrong because adding Parker Posey is going to make it a lot better!!!

  9. Terri says:

    I first knew Parker Posey as Tess Shelby on As the World Turns (early 90s) and thought she was an awful actress! BUT…I’ve seen her in a jillion things since and loved her! Looking forward to her stint on The Good Wife!

  10. dee123 says:

    YES! Parker Posey makes EVRYTHING better! Scream 3 a brilliant example.

  11. Cassie says:

    Lissssping Lisa and White-Ass Wally??? AWESOME!

  12. Amy says:

    She will be brilliant. I can see few other women able to give it to Eli Gold.

  13. ultimate troll says:

    Oh Good Wife, why can’t more shows be as awesome as you?

  14. murley says:

    ok. i might have to finally check out this show now. i am a parker posey superfan. plus she is my celebrity doppelganger.

  15. Amber says:

    I freaking love Parker Posey. She never disappoints. And I guess it’s been too long since I’ve seen The Anniversary Party, I can’t remember who she played in that movie. Time to find that again on Netflix.

  16. melanie says:

    i thought Eli was divorced?