Marla Gibbs is making her way back to the television screen.
The veteran actress has landed a recurring role on the ABC hit show Grey’s Anatomy. She will be playing the role of Joyce Ward the grandmother of one of the new residents Simone Griffith, played by Alexis Floyd.
This season will focus on the new residents and their families. Black Enterprise reports that Floyd’s character was nervous to work at the hospital, Grey Sloan due to the complicated past that her family had with the staff. Gibb’s character is slated to give more context to what that past was in the upcoming season.
Gibbs is best known for her roles in shows such as The Jeffersons, and 227 as well as appearing in countless shows throughout her acting career. Marla Gibbs has recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her extensive career and revealed that she has some more projects in the works.
“I just finished my book. It’s called It’s Never Too Late. That’s my story. And I’m sure it’s a lot of other people’s story,” she said. “I’m sure it should be encouraging to a lot of people who think it’s too late. I got it from a lady who came up to me and said, ‘Ms. Gibbs, I always wanted to act. You think it’s too late?” I said “Are you til breathing? If you’re still breathing, it’s not too late.”