Alicia Coppola is returning to daytime-TV for the first time in more than 20 years, since wrapping her award-winning run as Another World’s Lorna Devon.
Fresh off reprising her role as NCIS: Los Angeles‘ FBI Agent Lisa Rand, Coppola has signed with CBS’ The Young and the Restless. Per Soap Opera Digest, she will recur as Dr. Meredith Gates, who debuts April 13.
Describing her first take on the character as “dynamic and interesting,” Coppola told Digest, “She reminds me of Lorna. She feels things very deeply.”
Coppola’s other previous TV credits include NCIS and its sire JAG (as Lt. Cmdr. Faith Coleman), as well as Jericho, American Dreams, Criminal Minds and Sons of Anarchy.