Smash Scoop: Meet Karen's Spunky New [Spoiler]

Musical theater vet Krysta Rodriguez has landed Smash‘s third and final new series regular role, TVLine has confirmed.

The actress, who played Wednesday Addams in the Broadway musical The Addams Family, is joining the NBC drama as Ana, Karen’s fun and spunky new roommate who is looking for her big break on the Great White Way.

Rodriguez’s TV credits include guest-starring on Gossip Girl as a quickie crush interest for Nate (see video, below).

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Smash Season 2 — which will also be adding Oscar winner Jennifer HudsonNewsies‘ Tony-nominated Jeremy Jordan, and up-and-comer Andy Mientus, while subtracting Ellis, Dev, Julia’s hubby Frank and Michael Swift (and ditching Julia’s scarves) — is set to premiere at midseason.

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