Tom Hanks is one lucky guy.
Maura Tierney -- a.k.a. Dr. Abby Lockhart from NBC’s "ER" -- will make her Broadway debut this spring in Nora Ephron’s final play, "Lucky Guy." Tierney will play the wife of Hanks, who will star in the drama about Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Mike McAlary, the play’s producers said on Monday.
Tierney, 47, may be new to Broadway, but the Emmy Award-nominated actress has logged many hours acting onstage. She appeared in the Wooster Group’s revival of the satire “North Atlantic” in 2010 (which played at Los Angeles' REDCAT). In 2008, she appeared in Nicky Silver’s “Three Changes” at Playwrights Horizons off-Broadway.
More recently, Tierney starred in the revival of Jon Robin Baitz's play "Three Hotels" in 2011 at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts.