In the Modern Family episode ‘The Alliance’, while Gloria (Sofia Vergara), Phil (Ty Burrell) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) have formed a secret “in-law” alliance to keep some embarrassing secrets hidden from their spouses, Phil’s son Luke (Nolan Gould) gets into an awkward situation with Maggie Braithwaite, a widow at his grandfather Jay’s (Ed O’Neill) club.
Maggie the widow is portrayed by Joely Fisher. The daughter of the late Eddie Fisher and actress Connie Stevens, Joely is known for her roles on Last Man Standing (Ed’s girlfriend), ‘Til Death (Brad Garrett’s wife), Desperate Housewives (Nina), and Ellen (Ellen DeGeneres’s best friend Paige), among many others. P.S. Carrie Fisher is Joely’s half-sister. Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9pm on ABC.