What is Linda Purl, formerly in the Matlock series, doing these days?
—J.C. Smith, Wolcottville, Ind.
Purl, 56, a self-proclaimed soccer mom to a 17-year-old son, had a recurring role on last season’s Homeland and previously played character Pam Beesly’s mother on The Office. The Greenwich, Conn., native currently portrays werewolf Barbara Pelt on True Blood. Also a singer, she plans to record a live album, New York Nights, at Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency Hotel in New York City Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. “I’ll be focusing on music of the New York nightclub scene of the ’40s and ’50s,” she says.