'Practice' is perfect for McDonald

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Audra McDonald is set to co-star on ABC's anticipated new drama series "Private Practice."

The "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff, from ABC Studios and Mark Gordon Prods., centers on neonatal surgeon Addison Forbs Montgomery (Kate Walsh) who moves to Los Angeles and joins the private medical practice of her once-married, newly divorced medical school friends, Naomi and Sam Bennett.

McDonald will play Naomi Bennett, a role played by Merrin Dungey in the two-hour "Grey's" episode that launched "Practice." (Sam Bennett is played by Taye Diggs).

Emmy-nominated McDonald, recently co-starred on the WB's "Bedford Diaries." She will next be seen in ABC's adaptation of the play "A Raisin in the Sun."
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