Carol Kane is putting down roots in Gotham.
The Oscar-nominated actress is joining Fox’s Batman origin tale in the recurring role of Gertrud Kapelput, the mother of Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin (played by Robin Lord Taylor).
A proud and faded beauty with delusions of grandeur, Kane’s Gertrud will first appear in Episode 2.
Kane, best known in TV circles for playing Simka Dahblitz-Gravas on Taxi, recently appeared in episodes of Girls and Anger Management.
Gotham will air Mondays at 8/7c (premiere date TBA).