Taylor Swift is to make a cameo appearance in New Girl's finale, which will see her play a character called Elaine.

The State of Grace hit-maker - who is known to be a big fan of the series - will make a cameo appearance on the May 14 finale of the comedy show, which stars Zooey Deschanel as adorable-but-awkward teacher Jess.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Taylor will portray a character called Elaine, who is an "important guest" at the wedding of Cece (Hannah Simone) and Shivrang (Satya Bhabha).

The 23-year-old star has been name-checked on several occasions in the series and in one episode Taylor's latest single '22' played in the background while Nick (Jake Johnson) was trying to cheer up Jess.

It's not the first time the blonde beauty has tried her hand at acting. Taylor made her acting debut on the small screen in a 2009 episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, in which she played a rebellious teenager.