‘One Tree Hill’ Alum Checks into ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Hilarie Burton (Photo: Steve Mack/Getty Images)

Actress Hilarie Burton is joining the cast of “Grey’s Anatomy” in a recurring role, E! Online reports.

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Burton will play a craniofacial specialist who visits Seattle Grace to work on a special case. She’ll make her debut in episode 22 this season, scheduled for some time in May.

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Burton is known to television audiences for starring on The CW drama “One Tree Hill” for six seasons, before moving on to USA’s “White Collar,” where she’s appeared for three seasons in a recurring role as Matt Bomer’s love interest.

Burton also has a “Grey’s” love connection–her real-life boyfriend Jeffrey Dean Morgan co-starred on the ABC medical drama from 2006-2009 as Denny Duquette, the heart transplant patient her won Izzie’s (Katherine Heigl) heart, and then broke it … by dying.

Burton and Morgan have one child together, a boy named Gus, born in March 2010.

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