Malese Jow, who starred in The Vampire Diaries and Star-Crossed, is returning to The CW Network in a recurring role on The Flash.

The actress will portray DC Comics character Linda Park, a new love interest for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). Linda Park is a journalist for the Central City Picture News, who befriends Iris West (Candice Patton) and helps her get accustomed to the fast-paced world of journalism. She also meets Barry at a local bar, and they both become fast friends right away. Linda Park will make her first appearance in Episode 12, although it isn't known how many episodes she has signed on for.

In the DC Comics, Linda Park first appears in Issue 28 as the girlfriend and eventual wife of Wally West, the first "Kid Flash" and the third Flash overall. She joins a slew of other actors playing characters from the DC Comics, including Dominic Purcell (Heat Wave), Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold), Clancy Brown (General Wade Elling), Robert Knepper (The Clock King), Kelly Frye (Plastique), Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein), Robbie Amell (Ronnie Raymond) and Patrick Sabongui (Captain King).

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Malese Jow's other TV credits include Unfabulous, The Troop and Big Time Rush.