Hawaii Five-0 has found a mother for Steve McGarrett - and she's an Emmy winner.
Christine Lahti - who took home the hardware for her run on Chicago Hope - has landed the much-anticipated role of McGarrett's mother, Doris, CBS announced today.
Says producer Peter Lenkov:
“The mysterious character of Doris McGarrett is a pivotal one to the mythology of our show and we are thrilled to have a seasoned and beloved actress such as Christine to portray her. She’s a wonderful addition to the H50 family and the fans will certainly enjoy what we have in store for her. Let’s just say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
Lahti will debut on the September premiere, which picks up just "seconds" after events on the Hawaii Five-0 Season 2 finale, Lenkov teases.
The veteran actress has also appeared on Jack & Bobby, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.