Series Costume Design by
|Lyn Paolo||…||(69 episodes, 2012-2015)|
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
|Kristine N. Haag||…||key costumer / assistant costume designer (53 episodes, 2012-2015)|
|Renee Raphael||…||key costumer (46 episodes, 2012-2015)|
|Neil Tansey||…||set costumer (45 episodes, 2012-2014)|
|Donna Casey||…||costume supervisor (40 episodes, 2012-2014)|
|Nickolaus Brown||…||key costumer / costume supervisor (33 episodes, 2012-2014)|
|Barbara Inglehart||…||costume supervisor (22 episodes, 2014-2015)|
|Eileen Gonzales||…||set costumer: additional / costumer / additional set costumer (19 episodes, 2012-2015)|
|Daisy Alexandra Sylbert-Torres||…||Additional Set Costumer (19 episodes, 2014-2015)|
|Eric Yake||…||costumer (18 episodes, 2013-2014)|
|Brittany Trusler||…||set costumer (17 episodes, 2012-2013)|
|Nancy Malone||…||set costumer (16 episodes, 2012-2014)|
|Tricia Cruikshank McCumby||…||shopper (11 episodes, 2012-2014)|
|Jennifer Herrenkohl||…||costume pa (11 episodes, 2013-2014)|
|Alison Uhlfelder||…||costume pa (9 episodes, 2012)|
|Paul Black||…||costumer (8 episodes, 2014)|
|Tricia McCumby||…||shopper (7 episodes, 2012-2014)|
|Kathleen Brodbeck||…||costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2012)|
|Sarah Basta||…||set costumer (6 episodes, 2013)|
|Terra Brody||…||costume buyer (6 episodes, 2014-2015)|
|Judy Bohning||…||set costumer (4 episodes, 2012)|
|Gina Scarnati||…||ager/dyer (4 episodes, 2014-2015)|
|Lauren Morelli||…||costumer (3 episodes, 2014)|
|Allison Pokladowski||…||costumer (3 episodes, 2014)|
|Imani Akbar||…||costume shopper (2 episodes, 2014)|
|Hermineh Victoryan||…||costume illustrator (2 episodes, 2014)|
|Isabela Braga||…||costume supervisor (1 episode, 2012)|
|Joshua Coleman||…||set costumer (1 episode, 2014)|
|Adrienne A Martinez||…||alterations (1 episode, 2014)|
|Laura Wong||…||set costumer (1 episode, 2014)|
|Cassandra Parigian||…||set costumer (1 episode, 2015)|
|Lauren Plymel||…||costumer (1 episode, 2015)|
|Carrie Dacre||…||set costumer (unknown episodes)|
Olivia « Liv » Carolyn Pope, a former White House Director of Communications who is widely regarded as the best « fixer » in Washington. Olivia worked on the presidential campaign of then-Governor Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III, with whom she began an affair. After Fitz became President, and named Olivia Director of Communications, they continue the affair. Although she still had feelings for him, Olivia knew that it would be best to resign from her position and as a result she started « Pope & Associates », a crisis management company.
Abigail « Abby » Whelan has worked as an investigator in Olivia’s firm and currently serves as the White House Press Secretary. Abby was married to Charles Putney, the youngest son of former Virginia governor James Putney. She left him when he beat her in a drunken rage. Olivia got a tire iron and broke Charles’s kneecap. She also helped Abby get the best divorce attorney in the state to help her get out of her marriage.
Abby is extremely loyal to Olivia because she helped her get her life back together, but she gets angry with her when she doesn’t act like the Olivia who helps people. Abby used to sleep with AUSA David Rosen.
Quinn Perkins/Lindsay Dwyer, revealed in the season 2 premiere to be Lindsay Dwyer, is on trial for murdering her ex-boyfriend and six other people. She had called her boyfriend, threatening him after she found out that he cheated on her. A mysterious package, which turns out to be a bomb, shows up at his workplace, killing him and six other people. It is revealed that Quinn ran away to a hotel room, frightened by what happened and that someone broke in and injected her with a sedative; she woke up in Washington, D.C. with a new identity. She is acquitted of all charges after Olivia makes a phone call.
Olivia and Huck have something to do with her past. Quinn is extremely caring and has a brotherly relationship with Harrison Wright. In Season 2, Quinn accepts Huck as her espionage and technology mentor, ultimately leading her down the path of embracing her dark side.
She comes from a wealthy, patrician family with Southern roots. She is a strong but cold and calculating woman, willing to do anything to stay in the White House. Mellie does love her husband; she was a lawyer and gave up her career to support him. Olivia is shocked to learn that Mellie not only knew about Fitz’s affair with her, but said nothing about it. At the end of Season 1, she is planning to leave her husband after he tells her that he doesn’t care about the presidency anymore and just wants to live a normal life. Olivia stops Mellie and brings her back to Washington, D.C. to help Olivia save Fitz’s presidency and his marriage. It is possible that Mellie resents Olivia’s status, due to her having a career and Fitz’s love. After Fitz survives an assassination attempt, they hate each other more than ever, with Fitz now insistent on getting a divorce and Mellie beginning to overstep the bounds of her position’s authority. She now wants to be included in security meetings and is threatening Cyrus to get what she wants, but he’s not buying it. After Fitz is nearly assassinated and demands a divorce from her, Mellie induces her pregnancy in a last-ditch effort to keep them together as well as maintain her position as First Lady. In season 3, it is revealed that Mellie was raped by Fitz’s father, « Big Jerry ».
A Rhodes Scholar, Harvard law graduate, and decorated former US Navy fighter pilot. Fitz was attached to a carrier-based attack fighter squadron flying air support missions in tandem with US Navy special operations during the Gulf War in 1991, which is how he met Jake Ballard, the only man whom President Grant always unconditionally trusts. He is in love with Olivia Pope and wants to divorce his wife to be with her. While Fitz does care for his wife Mellie, he is not in love with her, and has remained in his marriage at the urging of his chief of staff Cyrus Beene to maintain his approval ratings and to help his chances for a second term. He started his affair with Olivia on the campaign trail and has been seeing her ever since, even though their relationship is hard to manage. While Olivia has tried moving on and tried keeping a professional relationship, Fitz constantly tries to force affections with her and even sneaked away to be at her house. Fitz and Olivia are at a standstill in their relationship because she wants to move on, to do the right thing and he won’t let her because he loves her.
Captain Jacob « Jake » Ballard, is a U.S. Navy intelligence officer attached to the Joint Chiefs of Staff who spies on Olivia Pope at the personal request of President Grant, with whom he served in the Navy during the first Gulf War.
As a result of their service and many missions together, Ballard is the only man whom President Grant unconditionally trusts. Ballard’s outstanding physical condition and highly advanced level of combat/tactical training suggests that he has a special forces background; which would give some insight into how he and the President know each other. Fitz was attached to a carrier-based attack fighter squadron flying air support missions in tandem with U.S. Navy special operations, where he naturally came into contact with many operators from the Navy SEALs, of which Ballard was presumably one. He was also a member of the elite CIA black ops division called B613, with Rowan Pope, the program’s director tasking him to wedge himself between the President and Olivia, until he defied orders, resulting in his dismissal and imprisonment until being freed after Olivia convinced her father to do so. At the end of Season 3, he replaces Rowan Pope as « Command », the director of B613. As Command, he decides to assassinate 3 of the 4 members of the group investigating the suspicious death of Daniel Douglas, Vice President Sally Langston’s husband.
He is a quiet man but is extremely ambitious, calculating, and extremely loyal to the president, even willing to kill to protect him. He was Olivia Pope’s mentor and is her good friend. Cyrus was Fitz’s campaign manager during his gubernatorial campaigns and his first presidential run, and brought Olivia on after they lost Iowa in the presidential primaries. He is shocked when he learns about the affair between Olivia and Fitz.
Cyrus is gay and married to James Novak, a political journalist.
He is extremely loyal to her, willing to do anything she asks of him. Olivia found the homeless Huck while she was working on the Grant campaign. She took a shine to him and brought him coffee every day. Prior to knowing Olivia, and after serving in the Marines, Huck was blackmailed into joining a top secret CIA subdivision called B613, where he was trained to torture and murder American « traitors ». He discovered he actually took pleasure in hurting people, but was conflicted and tried to avoid the torturing. Olivia, knowing his history, asked him to use what he knew, but only in desperate situations. It is revealed that it was Huck and Olivia who left the new identity for Quinn. Huck is known to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings; though he is not an alcoholic, he discusses « drinking whiskey » as a euphemism for his past as a torturer. Huck tutored Quinn in espionage and technology, but much to his chagrin he awakened something dark within her.
The Costume DesignerLyn Paolo
Lyn Elizabeth Paolo was born in the city of Sunderland in the North of England. She is the oldest of five children born…