On the New Girl episode “Return to Sender,” while Nick (Jake Johnson) worries about Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) father Gavin (Peter Gallagher) disappointing Schmidt again so close to the wedding, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is introduced to her ex-boyfriend Sam’s (David Walton) female best friend Diane.
Diane is portrayed by Caitlin Fitzgerald. She’s known for her roles on Masters of Sex (Libby Masters), The Walker (Maggie), and Gossip Girl (Epperly Lawrence). Fitzgerald is also recognized for her roles as Meryl Streep’s daughter Lauren in the 2009 film It’s Complicated, and Katie in Edward Burns’ 2011 film Newlyweds, among others. New Girl airs Tuesdays at 8pm and 9pm on FOX.