Sharon Lawrence Reported Guest on Grey’s Anatomy as Izzie Steven’s Mother

According to, fans of Grey’s Anatomy are finally about to watch Izzie Steven’s reunite with her mother this season and they’re bringing on a big star to play the controversial role, Sharon Lawrence.

Best known for her role on NYPD Blue, Sharon Lawrence is following quick on the heels of another absent mother role, Derek Sheppard’s mom played by Tyne Daily who made a guest appearance on CTV’s hit show a few episodes ago.

According to, the episode featuring Izzie’s mom is set to air in late April. Regular viewers of Grey’s Anatomy cannot expect this to be a happy reunion between mother and daughter; even at the face of her chronic diagnosis of metastatic melanoma, there is no doubt their past history together will come back to haunt them. Izzie, who lived in a trailer park with her mom until she left at aged 18, was forced to support her mother’s expensive habit of calling toll psychic hotlines, waitressing as a young teenager to make ends meet. Izzie, who reportedly hasn’t seen or been in contact with her mother since she left their trailer park probably won’t be too pleased to have her mother force her way back into her life, especially at such a trying time.

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