Khandi Alexander Will Play Olivia Pope’s Mom On ‘Scandal’

Gladiators, your questions have been answered. It’s official: “Treme” star and former “CSI: Miami” star Khandi Alexander will be playing Olivia Pope’s mother on ABC’s hit show, “Scandal.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alexander will be playing Maya Lewis in a recurring flashback role. We’ll start seeing her join Kerry Washington on the TV screen in this week’s episode. Yup, Thursday will be good.

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