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'Anger Management' Casts Laura Bell Bundy as New Female Lead

August 6, 2013 (4:51 am) GMT
The Amber Von Tussle of Broadway play 'Hairspray' will play Charlie's new sex-study research partner.
Laura Bell Bundy

The search for "" new female lead is over. The FX show has found Charlie's new sex-study research partner in Tony Award-nominated actress Laura Bell Bundy, producers Lionsgate Television announce.

Bundy, best known for her roles on Broadway plays such as "Hairspray" and "Legally Blonde: The Musical", will portray Dr. Jordan Denby, a brilliant psychologist whose recent divorce, fondness for alcohol and wild mood swings turn Charlie's life into an emotional roller-coaster.

The role was initially envisioned as a recurring part but Bundy has been signed on as a series regular, replacing who departed the show in June. The 32-year-old country singer/songwriter will begin filming the -starring sitcom this week.

In addition to her stage gigs, Bundy has a recurring role as Shelby on "". She has also guest starred on "" and "".

"Anger Management" has previously added as a new series regular. The "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum will reprise his role as Sean, the boyfriend of Charlie's ex-wife Jen ().

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