We’re ranking the best Homeland characters. The tense spy series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison and Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody. As Carrie’s investigation into Brody leads her further down the rabbit hole, tensions rise as friendships are tested. Below you'll find a list of Homeland characters along with the actor who plays them and one of their most memorable quotes.
Now well into its eighth season, Homeland has a hearty roster of awesome (as well as awful) characters. Famed media personality Brett O’Keefe made his debut in season six, and Max Piotrowski, a surveillance expert and confidant, became a Homeland regular in season 7. You'll see many other Homeland character names on the list below, including Peter Quinn and Dana Brody. Which character is your favorite?
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- 1Rupert Friend
"My reality has a dreaminess. And my thoughts keep disappearing."
- 2Mandy Patinkin
"You don't know a godd*mn thing. You're the smartest and the dumbest f*cking person I've ever known."
Max PiotrowskiMaury Sterling
Quinn: "What did she say?"
Max: "That you're being kind of an a**hole. Also, there's some pills you need to take."
- 4Claire Danes
"It's the lies that undo us. It's the lies we think we need to survive. When was the last time you told the truth?"
Fara SheraziNazanin Boniadi
"Okay, I'm trying to be balls in here, but I'm not into suicide."
- 6Damian Lewis
"I'm more alone than I was in the bottom of that hole in Iraq."
Dar AdalF. Murray Abraham
"Did I do anything, anything at all, to suggest I was curious about the sound of your voice?"
David WellingtonLinus Roache
"Right now, we're trying to prevent what was once fondly known as the capital of the Confederacy from burning to the ground."
David EstesDavid Harewood
"My colleague has never learned how to take "no" for an answer."
Mike FaberDiego Klattenhoff
"So, is this a peace negotiation?"
Abu NazirNavid Negahban
"Generation after generation must suffer and die. We are prepared for that. Are you?"
- 12Morena Baccarin
"I really thought we turned a corner this morning. You're hiding something. I can see it in your eyes."
- 13Morgan Saylor
"Whatever we felt... we broke it. We killed it... just the same way that we killed that woman."
Senator Andrew LockhartTracy Letts
"What the f*ck? What the f*cking f*ck?!"
Elizabeth KeaneElizabeth Marvel
"Feels good, doesn't it? To finally hear the truth."
Mira BerensonSarita Choudhury
"You know how crazy everyone says you are? You're crazier than that."
"The word 'menopause' never crosses my lips again, swear to God."
Allison CarrMiranda Otto
"You can't shove democracy down people's throats!"
Dante AllenMorgan Spector
"I don't know what you think you found out about me, but it's a fantasy. Like every other thought in that f*cked up brain of yours."
Chris BrodyJackson Pace
"I have this feeling things are going to get pretty wild soon."
Otto DüringSebastian Koch
"You're either born with wings or not."
Jonas HollanderAlexander Fehling
"You want to tell me what happened today? It's all over the Internet, a mysterious blonde woman in the Hauptbahnhof tunnels with a gun."
Laura SuttonSarah Sokolovic
"You spent the last ten years killing people. It's not enough just to stop. You need to do something."
Vice President William WaldenJamey Sheridan
"The president is not protecting this country, he's just riding out his term."