Many people are wowed by Dean’s celebrity on The Grinder — but we’ll soon meet someone who couldn’t care less: the woman who gave birth to him.
Anne Archer (Fatal Attraction) will appear on the Fox comedy as Dean and Stewart’s mom, TVLine has learned exclusively.
According to the official character breakdown, Lenore Sanderson-Grant is Dean Sr.’s “adventurous and outspoken” ex-wife who in incredibly unimpressed by her son’s TV-star status. She remarried right after she and Dean Sr. divorced; meanwhile, he’s been single ever since.
Archer played Michael Douglas’ wife in Fatal Attraction; her other notable film gigs include Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Her TV credits include It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Boston Public, The L Word and The Ghost Whisperer.
Look for Lenore to show up in the season’s penultimate episode, slated to air in early May.