Former 'Sopranos' Star Drea De Matteo Joins Cast Of 'Desperate Housewives'

Drea de Matteo brings her bf, Shooter Jennings, to her movie premiere Drea de Matteo brings her bf, Shooter Jennings, to her movie premiere

Drea de Matteo is moving to Wisteria Lane.

Aime Wolfe, the publicist for ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” confirmed she will join the cast for the sixth season. Wolfe did not have further details, although EW.com quoted sources as saying that De Matteo will portray an Italian matriarch whose husband is a landscape designer.

De Matteo recently got engaged to country singer Shooter Jennings, with whom she has an 18-month-old daughter, Alabama.

De Matteo had a breakout role in “The Sopranos” as a mob girlfriend-turned-FBI informant. She later starred on the short-lived sitcom “Joey.”

Last season, “Desperate Housewives” killed off original housewife Edie, played by Nicollette Sheridan.

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