New Girl Exclusive: Amen's Anna Maria Horsford Will Play Winston’s Mom!

Here’s a bit of casting news to make you say Amen: Anna Maria Horsford is joining New Girl as Winston’s tough-talking mom.

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The TV vet will guest-star in the Fox comedy’s upcoming Season 2, TVLine has learned exclusively. Her character, Charmaine Bishop, is a Chicagoan who raised all of her children to become professional basketball players — in Winston’s case, at least, it worked for a while! Oh, and Mama Bishop hates Schmidt. (As if such a thing were possible!)

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Horsford is best known for playing Sherman Hemsley’s character’s daughter Thelma in NBC’s Amen. Her other TV credits include Grey’s Anatomy, The Shield and Everybody Hates Chris.

New Girl returns to Fox at 8/7c and 9/8c on Tuesday, Sept 25.



Comments (6)

  • shouldn’t that be tough talking or does she really take it tough?

    Comment by drkegley – August 1, 2012 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It does. Your eyes must be playing tricks on you.

      Comment by Lacy – August 1, 2012 04:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just tell me that Kali Hawk will return as Winston’s girlfriend.

    Comment by JC – August 1, 2012 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anna Maria is one of the most versatile actresses in the world. She’s completely believable playing rich or poor, smart or stupid, butch or feminine, mean/nice or anywhere in between. I’m always glad to hear she’s still getting work, though Thelma will always have a special place in my heart (I loved that such a lovesick wallflower actually got the man of her dreams–it was my favorite thing about that show).

    Comment by CJ – August 1, 2012 07:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She was also the security guard on the Wayans brother’s show. That’s where I knew her from first.

    Comment by scoboot – August 2, 2012 05:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic blog.Really thank you! Keep writing.

    Comment by bridal gowns 1018 – May 27, 2013 11:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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