From ‘Fringe’ to ‘Smash': How ‘Mistresses’ Have Invaded U.S. TV

Orla Brady

Who is she on Mistresses? Siobhan, a part-time lawyer and divorcée who is raising a child as a single mother.

Where else on American TV might you have seen her? She has a recurring part on Fringe as the grief-stricken mother Elisabeth Bishop. (Spoilers: one of her Fringe co-stars is also a Mistresses alum. Keep clicking to learn his or her identity.)

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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