Justina Machado will be heading back to the hospital in the near future…
The 40-year-old Puerto Rican actress has landed the last regular role in USA’s single-camera comedy pilot Paging Dr. Freed, which begins shooting in Los Angeles this week.
The project centers on gynecologist brothers David (Kyle Howard) and Jonathan (Joel David Moore) who inherit their father’s thriving medical practice and have to deal with their meddling mother (Annie Potts).
Machado, who has appeared on the medical shows ER and Three Rivers, will portray the no-nonsense office manager and gatekeeper at the practice who acts as the brothers’ tough-loving figure at the workplace.
Machado is best known for her role as Vanessa Diaz on the HBO drama series Six Feet Under. She most recently appeared on the final season of ABC’s Desperate Housewives.