Drea de Matteo to Appear on LAW & ORDER: SVU

Drea de Matteo

Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Desperate Housewives) will guest star in an upcoming episode of LAW & ORDER: SVU.

TV Guide reports De Matteo will play a pregnant battered wife who contacts Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) when her husband begins abusing her son. Wolf Films confirmed the news via Twitter.

Law & Order: SVU airs on NBC Wednesdays at 9pm/8 central, though it will move to Wednesdays at 10pm/9 central beginning January 12. De Matteo’s episode will air sometime in January.