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Morgan Saylor is cherub-faced star of Homeland, the edge-of-your-seat US drama that packs a lot of punch.
There is no more laid back actress in the world than Morgan Saylor. In her two seasons playing Dana on Homeland – the Rodarte-ish, pot-smoking, smile-free daughter of complex, exiled Iraqi war-hero (or is he?) Nicholas Brody – Morgan has invested the character with a kind of every-teen diffidence. “People like Dana because she can be badass,” Morgan says over the phone from her home in Atlanta, Georgia. “And they don’t like her because she can be badass. She’s not cookie-cutter.” She is Homeland’s Clueless by way of Urban Outfitters ‘edge’. Every show needs that, right?
Morgan first read for the part of Dana in December 2010, having just turned sixteen. “It was just a normal audition,” she recounts, “I didn’t know very much about the project. I knew who Claire Danes was and I knew Homeland was related in some way to what 24 had done, but other than that it was just another audition.” Little did she know that the show would go on to draw an international audience of millions, receive nine nominations and six awards at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and win the Golden Globe for Best Television Drama, amongst a host of other awards and nominations too many to mention.
Decatur teen Morgan Saylor is definitely not her character on “Homeland”
The face—knitted brow, scrunched nose, curled lip, eye roll at the ready—is familiar to anyone who’s ever been, or been in the orbit of, a teenager. With elegant simplicity, it says one thing: You suck. Morgan Saylor is a pro at making the face. Millions have seen her do it.
Saylor plays surly teenager Dana Brody on Showtime’s addictive drama Homeland, where the face appears so often it’s been immortalized on websites, Tumblrs, and dedicated Twitter feeds. It’s become such a part of the pop culture consciousness that it was even spoofed on Saturday Night Live.
But tonight, as Saylor squeezes into a booth with her four best friends at Fellini’s Pizza in Decatur, there is no sign of the face. She folds a napkin into an origami bird with what they playfully call her E.T. fingers, long and knobby from years of competitive rock climbing, and they chat about class color day, egging cars, spring break at Grayton Beach, and who will take Saylor to the prom.
“She dances like this,” jokes Saylor’s friend, Rhiannon Stone-Miller, jumping out of her seat to demonstrate. She looks like a chicken with some ballet training.
“I do not!” Saylor giggles. “I danced at the after-party for the Golden Globes.”
The actress plays Dana Brody on the acclaimed Showtime drama.
Morgan Saylor, who plays the eldest child of POW-turned-terrorist Nicholas Brody on Showtime’s Homeland, has signed with UTA.
The 18-year-old actress has been on the drama since its premiere in 2011. She also appeared in 2009’s Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant and will next be seen in the indie Jamie Marks Is Dead, which is set to begin production at the end of this month.
Saylor continues to be repped by Atlanta-based J Pervis Talent Agency, The Osbrink Agency, Management 360 and attorney Steve Warren of Hansen Jacobson.