Nashville Jessy Schram

Nashville Scoop: Once's Cinderella Joins Cast as [Spoiler]'s Daughter

Nashville is plotting a new Cinderella Story — this time with an actual Cinderella!

The ABC drama has cast Jessy Schram — AKA Once Upon a Time‘s “Ella” — to join the Season 4 cast in a major recurring role, TVLine has learned.

Schram will play Cash Gray, a singer songwriter who is just starting to come into her own, having co-written a few songs with Kacey Musgraves. She has recently re-connected with her formerly alcoholic and estranged musician father (and Deacon’s sponsor), Frankie. According to sources, Cash will eventually cross paths with Rayna (and rumor has it there may be some friction).

Schram will arrive in this season’s 10th episode which, coincidentally, is right around the time Juliette is set to vanish from the canvas ( to accommodate Hayden Panettiere real-life medical leave). But an insider maintains that the timing is just that — a coincidence. “The role of Cash was planned long before” Panettiere departed, maintains the source.

In addition Once, Schram’s TV-heavy resume also includes stints on Last Resort, Mad Men, Falling Skies and The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.

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  1. Jack says:

    I can’t believe you of all people failed to mention her stint on Veronica Mars. I mean she did have a larger role than u did…haha

  2. Jane says:

    Jessy was in Hallmark’s “Harvest Moon,” and she was great. Glad to see her on “Nashville.”

  3. Eli says:

    She also appeared in the Jane Doe series, was a regular on the short lived Last Resort, played Chris Pine’s wife in Unstoppable, had a recurring role on Life, made the guest star rounds on a ton of other shows including Medium, CSI Miami, House, Boston Legal, Major Case, among others. She won an award for the short film Homeward as well.

  4. Luis says:

    Of course it’s a coincidence! Best wishes to Hayden Panitierre.

  5. TVFan says:

    Actually, on Once Upon a Time, her character’s name was Ashley.

  6. Shaun says:

    So pretty #Excited

  7. aph1976 says:

    I’m sure the show had plans for this character to show up long before Hayden needed time off. However i do think Rayna needs a new adversary to fight with.

  8. Cathy says:

    She also played Karen on Falling Skies.