Grey's Anatomy Casting Scoop! One Tree Hill's Hilarie Burton Coming to Seattle

Exclusive! Actress to make debut on ABC drama in May

By Marc Malkin Mar 29, 2013 12:10 AMTags
Grey's Anatomy Cast, Hilarie Burton Bob D'Amico/ABC; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Grey's Anatomy has a new doctor coming to town.

I can exclusively reveal that former One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton has signed on for a recurring guest role as a craniofacial specialist who visits the hospital to work on a case.

She'll make her debut in early May.

Burton, who first became known for Peyton Sawyer on One Tree Hill after a stint as a host on MTV's Total Request Live, has had a recurring role as Matt Bomer's love interest on USA's White Collar.

Funny enough, Burton's real-life love is Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who played heart transplant patient Denny Duquette on Grey's. After his character died, Morgan continued to play him when he appeared in the dreams of Katherine Heigl's Izzie.