Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an ex-con bridge player in 'Fargo' season 3


Another familiar face has signed on for the next season of "Fargo."

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is the latest high-profile actor to join the hit series for its third season, Variety reported.

The actress confirmed it on her twitter account Friday.

If you don't recognize Winstead or just can't remember what you know her from, she most recently starred in J.J. Abrams' "10 Cloverfield Lane."

She also had parts in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and a couple of the "Die Hard" sequels.

For her new role in "Fargo," Winstead will be playing "Nikki Swango," an ex-con who is also a competitive bridge player, Variety said.

Winstead is the latest note-worthy actor to sign on – Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon have already been confirmed for the next season of the show, which is an anthology series that changes up the cast from season to season.

Back in June, Noah Hawley, the creator of the show, revealed that the third season will be set in St. Cloud and Eden Valley. (But they shoot in Canada).

Minnesota's own Coen brothers are executive producers of the show, which will premiere on FX sometime next year.

"Fargo" got 18 Emmy nominations

The show earned the third most Emmy nominations of any program this year, just behind "Game of Thrones" and "The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story."

The 68th annual Emmy Awards will air on Sunday at 6 p.m.

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