1:21pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Tony Winner Julie White Joins USA Pilot 'Wild Card' (Exclusive)
Julie White is going from Transformers to the USA Network pilot Wild Card.
The Tony winner -- who most recently appeared on the big screen in Transformers: Dark of the Moon as Shia LaBeouf’s mother Judy Witwicky -- will play Judge Hockett, a straight-taking and (literally) straight-shooting judge who operates in the night courts of Las Vegas.
Wild Card revolves around lawyers Eliza Evans (Jennifer Finnigan) and Will Garratt (Ben Lawson) who solve people’s problems overnight in Las Vegas. White will be a series regular should the project be picked up to series.
White won a Tony for her role in 2007’s The Little Dog Laughed. She may be best known for her role as quirky neighbor Nadine in ABC’s Grace Under Fire, which ran from 1993-97. Her credits also include arcs on Law & Order: SVU, Desperate Housewives and Six Feet Under. She begins work on Wild Card next month.
From Fox TV Studios, Dead Like Me’s Stephen Godchaux wrote the pilot script for Wild Card and will executive produce alongside Cary Brokaw (Angels in America).
White is repped by Paradigm and Himber Entertainment.