In true “Scandal” fashion, the show is keeping the details of Rossi’s role under wraps.
The news of Rossi’s casting was actually broken by her wife, talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, on Twitter.
So annoying when people brag on twitter & that's why I'm not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on "Scandal". Oops.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 23, 2014
Rossi has held several roles on memorable shows like the Fox/Netflix comedy “Arrested Development,” Fox’s legal dramedy “Ally McBeal,” ABC’s “Better Off Ted” and FX’s “Nip/Tuck.”
WME represents Rossi.