She made a big guest appearance on 'Law & Order' earlier this year, and now, Oscar-nominated actress Debra Winger has signed on as a regular cast member on HBO's 'In Treatment.' She'll play one of Dr. Paul Weston's (Gabriel Byrne) patients when the show returns for its highly anticipated third season later this year.
Winger is one of those actresses who used to be everywhere, and then, she, well, wasn't. She had big hits in the '80s with movies like 'An Officer and a Gentleman' and 'Terms of Endearment' -- and was even the voice of E.T.! -- but then she stayed away from Hollywood for awhile. When she returned, she was more selective about the roles she chose.
Recently, Winger played Anne Hathaway's mother in the 2008 Oscar-nominated film 'Rachel Getting Married.'
This is just one of the changes coming to the show, which is based on the Israeli series 'BeTupil' that ran for two seasons. Emmy winner Dianne Wiest, who played Paul's therapist, is leaving the show after two seasons, and Dane DeHaan will join the cast as a teen patient. The new showrunners are Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein.