Nov 6, 2013

To say that I love Khandi Alexander would be putting it mildly.  I think she is one of the most underrated actresses of our time.  I've been a fan of hers since she was apart of the critically acclaim series, 'The Corner.'

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the 56-year-old (yes that's how old she is) actress will debut on Thursday’s episode via flashbacks in the recurring role of Olivia Pope's mother, Maya Lewis. 

Alexander currently plays LaDonna Batiste-Williams on HBO’s “Treme,” which returns with its fourth and final season on Dec. 1. Her other major TV credits include CBS’s “CSI: Miami,” NBC’s “ER” and “Newsradio.”

So are you as excited about this choice as I am?

“Scandal” airs Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC.