Actress Polly Walker to Have Recurring Role on ‘The Mentalist’

British actress Polly Walker, who has appeared on the HBO period drama ‘Rome’ – earning a Golden Globe nomination for her role in this series – as well the short-lived Syfy series ‘Caprica’, has landed a recurring role on the upcoming fifth season of the popular CBS procedural The Mentalist.

According to a report at TV Line, Walker will appear as Senior FBI agent Alexa Schultz, who is being described as “a gorgeous, fierce and incredibly competent alpha female with a quick-witted personality”. That should up the ante for Patrick Jane (series star Simon Baker), right?

Among Walker’s other TV credits are guest roles on ‘Sanctuary’, ‘Psych’, the short-lived series ‘Cane’ and ‘Numb3rs’. She also recently appeared in the box office films ‘John Carter’ and ‘Clash of the Titans’. Her other film roles include ‘Emma’, ‘Patriot Games’ and ‘Sliver’.

‘The Mentalist’ will return for its fifth season on CBS starting on Sunday, September 30 at 10/9c.