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Exclusive: Grimm Hails to the Queen, Casts 24 Vet Shohreh Aghdashloo as Gypsy Royalty

Grimm Season 2 Spoilers Shohreh Aghdashloo Gypsy QueenIn a (delightfully) Grimm turn of events, onetime 24 villainess Shohreh Aghdashloo has landed a recurring role on NBC’s fairytale drama, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The Oscar-nominated actress will play Stefania Vaduva Popescu, a powerful ally sought out by Claire Coffee’s Adalind. Stefania is referred to as the “Zigeunersprache,” or Queen of the Schwarzwald Gypsies, and her family’s roots run deep in the woods of Austria.

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Aghdashloo’s first episode is slated to air in April. Grimm, meanwhile, resumes its second season on Friday, March 8 at 9/8c.

In addition to 24, Aghdashloo’s TV credits include guest spots on NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy and House, as well as a recent arc on Fox’s now-defunct Mob Doctor.