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'Angel' Star Amy Acker Lands Guest Role on 'Once Upon a Time'

The actress is making the rounds of the fairy tale series with another guest role on an upcoming episode of NBC's "Grimm."

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After recently landing a guest role on NBC’s Grimm, one of my favorite Angel alums has signed on for another fairy tale series.

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An ABC spokesperson confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that Amy Acker will guest star on an upcoming episode of its freshman series Once Upon a Time, as first reported by TVLine.

She’ll play a potential love interest to Lee Arenberg’s character Leroy/Grumpy. Yes, she’ll be playing the dual role of Astrid in the “modern” world of Storybrooke and Nova in the fairy tale world in a late-winter episode. That may put a smile on Grumpy’s face when the series explores his back-story.

So, Amy Acker fans will be able to see her in two different fairy tale series this season. She's guest starring on an early February episode of Grimm as the dangerous -- possibly misunderstood – Black Widow.

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“She plays a beautiful woman who has a few problems,” Grimm EP David Greenwalt, who also co-created Angel with Joss Whedon, tells THR. “And I don’t want to give away too much of the story, but she has an issue with men that has to be worked out. And it’s a kind of a life and death issue.”

Acker played Winifred aka Fred on Angel from 2001 to 2004. She has also starred on the television series Happy Town, Dollhouse, and Alias.

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