Leigh in 'Grey's,' Strickland in spinoff


KaDee Strickland has come on board the upcoming "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff, "Private Practice."

Meanwhile, following her brief appearance at the end of "Grey's" Season 3 finale, Chyler Leigh is joining the cast of the ABC medical drama as a regular.

On "Practice," set at a posh Los Angeles private medical practice, Strickland will play Charlotte, a doctor and hospital administrator.

On "Grey's," Leigh plays Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) half-sister, Lexie Grey, who comes to Seattle Grace as a new intern.

Both Strickland and Leigh starred on David E. Kelley series. Leigh was a lead on "Girls Club" and also recurred on Kelley's "The Practice," while Strickland toplined "The Wedding Bells."

Strickland will next appear in the feature "American Gangster." She is repped by WMA and attorney Neil Meyer.

Leigh most recently co-starred on Fox's "Reunion." She was repped in the deal by Sharon Lane at Lane Management Group and Attorney Brad Small.