'New Girl': Emmy winner Margo Martindale to play Nick's mom -- EXCLUSIVE

MARGO-MARTINDALE

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You recently had a brief chance to hang out with Nick’s dad (Dennis Farina) before he slipped out the door. Now you’re about to meet a few more members of the Miller family, including his mother, who will be played by Margo Martindale of Justified fame, EW has learned.

In the episode, which will air on Fox in March, the gang travels to Chicago, where Nick (Jake Johnson) was raised. Jess (Zooey Deschanel) & co. are surprised to discover that Nick is actually the most responsible and mature member of his family. His hard-nosed, emotional mother is skeptical of her son’s relationship with Jess, and, well, of Jess in general.

Martindale, who won a 2011 Supporting Actress Emmy for her portrayal of the Bennett clan matriarch on Justified‘s second season, has a recurring role on the FX drama The Americans. She also will appear in the upcoming movie Beautiful Creatures.

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