Ray Romano’s Joe is going to get really lucky when the new season of Men of a Certain Age debuts on TNT Dec. 6. EW has learned that the star’s latest galpal will be played by Alanna Ubach, best known for her role as a sorority sister/best friend in the Legally Blonde franchise and for playing Thomas Jane’s sexy neighbor Yael Koontz on HBO’s Hung.
She’ll play the role of Michelle in five episodes of Men, which also stars Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula. “During the last season, I happened to meet Ray at a hotel party and I immediately showed interest in him,” says the actress. “She’s a single professional woman who gets what she wants. She travels a lot so she’s lonely and usually takes a lover. She meets Ray and knowing they are complete and total opposites, it’s a turn on for her. He amuses her!”
Ubach has yet to learn if she’ll return to Hung, which she’s appeared in since the beginning. “It’s a really pleasant surprise. Three weeks before a shoot, I’ll get a call. That’s the nature of a recurring guest star. All I can say is, Thomas better not move. If he moves, I’m screwed!”
The actress’ other credits include Clockwatchers, Sister Act 2, and Beakman’s World.