Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will make her acting debut tonight (playing herself) on the Lifetime series "Army Wives."
Dr. Biden visits the fictional Fort Marshall to kickoff the post's annual Fun Run benefit, and to talk about the challenges military families face while loved ones are deployed.
Many real Army wives are also expected to appear in the episode.
In the episode, Dr. Biden tells a crowd: "I'm proud to be here today as a second lady, but I'm even more proud to be here as a military mom." The Bidens' son Beau Biden returned last year from deployment in Iraq with the Army National Guard.
Dr. Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama have both been active in efforts to raise awareness of the challenges facing military families.
"Army Wives" follows the lives of four wives and a husband whose spouses are members of the fictional 23rd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. The fictional Fort Marshall is set in Charleston, South Carolina, and is presumably based on Fayetteville's Fort Bragg and their 82nd Airborne Division.
"Army Wives" airs on Sunday nights at 10pm on Lifetime. It is currently in its fourth season and stars Kim Delaney, Catherine Bell, Sally Pressman, and Bridgid Brannagh.