The Grinder Anne Archer Cast Season 1

The Grinder Casts Anne Archer as Stewart and Dean's Mom

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 PhiladelphiaBoston PublicThe L Word and The Ghost Whisperer.

Look for Lenore to show up in the season’s penultimate episode, slated to air in early May.

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  1. Mandie says:

    Oh darn. I was secretly hoping for Jane Curtain.

  2. Raul J says:

    Whe I read this I thought how on earth is it possible for Anne Archer to be Rob Lowe’s mother, but I guess she had him as a 17 year old.

  3. Nero tTVFiddler says:

    Very happy to hear this news – Grinder is one of my must-see guilty pleasures on broadcast TV each week, and I have always loved watching Anne Archer in the film and TV roles she’s done.
    Congratulations to Ms. Archer – welcome aboard the Grinder train!
    Dean: “What makes the Grinder, the Grinder, is that he never gets by on just being the Grinder, he proves it. Every second, every day, with every decision. Absolute integrity.”
    Stewart: “Well that’s a lot of pressure.”
    Dean: “I know, that’s why he did heroin that one time.”