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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.

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13 Comments
  1. Luke says:

    Nice. I love to hear her raspy voice.

  2. shuayb says:

    Me too! another reason 2 get on d grimm bandwagon

  3. Kay says:

    Excellent news! :D

  4. Lena says:

    My first thought was also oh I love her voice. I think she is perfect for this role, can’t wait to see it. NBC can’t u just bring Grimm back early? We all have been waiting patiently and u deprive us of an actual good show. WTF?

  5. AJ says:

    This is GREAT casting! Now I really can’t wait for Grimm to return!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Maybe they can just bring her on and get rid of that annoying blonde lady.

    NBC, you pushed Grimm back so you could air Do No Harm which you cancel after two freaking episodes. The least you could do is bring Grimm back early, well technically late since it was supposed to be back on a month ago!

  7. Steven says:

    I also just love her voice. I could listen to her read the phone book!

  8. Lauren Greer says:

    I think Grimm is shooting right below my window! Awesome!

  9. mia says:

    thats good. Grimm has a serious problem with its female characters (in the way that there aren’t many and the ones that are there are continually victimized – tsk tsk Greenwalt). So glad to see there’s another woman joining up for a bit.

  10. Rae says:

    Love Grimm. Can’t wait for it to return to our screens. Life without it has been, … Grimm!!

  11. Elaine Bondra says:

    Maybe if NBC had brought Grimm back earlier, their ratings wouldn’t be in the toilet. Making fans wait until March is ridiculous.

  12. TVDIVA says:

    The first time I saw her was in the movie Lake House. I have been following this wonderful actress on TV and in the movies ever since.

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