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Julie Benz to Play Stripper on 'Desperate Housewives'

January 4, 2010 (3:43 am) GMT
The actress whose character met a dead end on 'Dexter' has got a recurring role as a gold-hearted stripper in the ABC dramedy.

Her character may be a memorable one on "" but it doesn't stop from taking a major role on "". The actress has finished her commitment to the Showtime series about a serial killer with good deed when her character Rita Morgan was killed in the fourth season finale back in December.

Benz who admitted she was devastated upon learning that Rita was killed off, bounces back from elimination to take a role as a stripper on "Desperate". EW's Michael Ausiello who got the break in the casting news said that the kind of stripper Benz would be is the one with a "heart of gold and a Masters degree in education".

Benz's Debbie will jump at the chance of leading a more stable life when Susan offered it. Debbie is a recurring character who is slated for at least three episodes with the first one to air in February.


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