Alanna Ubach scares the hell out of men — and it's proving to be a brilliant career move. The actress currently juggles gigs on two hot cable series, playing Thomas Jane's sexually voracious next-door neighbor Yael on HBO's Hung and Ray Romano's pushy lady love Michelle on TNT's Men of a Certain Age.
In tonight's episode of Men (10/9c, TNT), Michelle spends the night with Romano's character, Joe, then gives him a macho crotch grab before dashing out the door for work. It throws Joe for a loop and straight into the arms of another woman. What gives with these men? "It's a sign of the times," notes Ubach. "Both shows are about married men who have let go of their youth and dreams and are now single and in shock. They don't know how to handle a woman who takes charge."
Ubach made a sexy mark even in her early roles — she was the maid who deflowered Ben Stiller's character in Meet the Fockers — but it's just acting, folks. "It's so crazy that I play all these seductive, confident broads," Ubach says with a laugh. "I'm really the biggest dork I know."