Eddie Izzard to star in United States of Tara

Eddie Izzard has signed up for a role on Showtime's series United States of Tara, created and written by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody .

The British comedian Eddie Izzard will star on Showtime's comedy United States of Tara, season 3, as a "brilliant psychology professor", who becomes fascinated with Tara's Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Showtime just added Eddie Izzard to the cast which includes Emmy-winner Toni Collete as Tara Gregson, John Corbett, Brie Larson and Keir Gilchrist.

Tara Gregson is a mother and housewife, struggling with Dissociative Identity Disorder, condition that causes her to leap between multiple identities with no warning.

This is Eddie Izzard's first role on an American tv series, since his role on the FX series The Riches.

Well-known for his transvestite look and his funny stand up comedy shows, Sexie, Dress To Kill or Stripped, Eddie Izzard was nominated this year for an Emmy in the Outstanding Nonfiction Special category, for Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story.

The production of Showtime dark comedy The United States of Tara season 3 will begin on September 3 and is scheduled to have the premiere in 2011.

In the meantime, in our Stand up Comedy Concert Section, you can watch online all of Eddie Izzard's stand up comedy videos: Eddie Izzard Stripped, Eddie Izzard Sexie, Circle, Dress To Kill, Glorious, Definite Article, Unrepeatable and Live at the Ambassadors.

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