NEW YORK — After guest starring in the season’s final three episodes of “ER,” Maria Bello has been named a regular cast member of the top-rated NBC series by executive producer John Wells. Bello last was seen co-starring with Scott Bakula in the series “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”
Bello played Dr. Anna Del Amico, who joined the staff of County General in pediatric emergency medicine. She joins current series regulars Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Eriq La Salle, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Gloria Reuben and Laura Innes. The cast lost a key member last season when original member Sherry Stringfield exited the show so she could move to New York to do stage work and otherwise have a normal life.
In a statement, Bello said: “It is an honor to join an extraordinary ensemble cast who are so passionate about the quality of their work. To work on a show that consistently strives for excellence with its evocative and risk-taking storylines, and soulful characters, is an adventure I can’t wait to begin.”