1. Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington is Olivia Pope, a black woman who runs the best crisis management firm in Washington D.C. Although she is the best at her job, Pope has one damaging flaw; she’s head-over-heels in love with the President of the United States. (PR)

2. Guillermo Diaz

Guillermo Diaz is Huck. the embattled computer genius and former spy who has a taste for killing that he can’t seem to get out of his mouth. (PR)

3. Darby Stanchfield

Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, is an investigator in Pope’s firm. The tall red-head is a domestic abuse survivor who was saved by Olivia Pope. (PR)

4. Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn, is Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III, the President of the United States. Despite being the leader of the free world, “Fitz” allows his love or lust for Olivia Pope to put him in risky situations. (PR)

5. Bellamy Young

Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant. Although she’s the wife of the President, she is the second woman in his life. Accepting her role, “Mellie” makes sure her image is intact at all times, no matter who she undermines, even her own husband. (PR)

6. Katie Lowes

Katie Lowes is Quinn Perkins/Lindsay Dwyer, (PR)

7. Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry is Hollis Doyle, the oil tycoon who uses the phrase “by any means necessary” in all that he does, destroying lives along the way to make sure his pockets stay plentiful. (PR)

8. Jeff Perry

Jeff Perry is Cyrus Rutherford Beene, the White House Chief of Staff. He’s the over-the-top, cutthroat, openly gay, right hand man of the President of the USA who will do anything to make sure the President is in good hands; including murder or voting fraud. (PR)

9. Columbus Short

Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, a lawyer for Pope’s firm. He is Olivia’s right hand man with an incriminating past, none-the-less he was definitely the show’s eye candy. He was killed off in season three. (PR)

10. Joshua Malina

Joshua Malina as David Rosen. (PR)

11. Dan Bucatinsky

Dan Bucatinsky (far left) was James Novak, Cyrus’s husband. He was killed in season three. (PR)

12. Norm Lewis

Norm Lewis is Senator Edison Davis, the former lover of Olivia Pope. (PR)

13. Matt Letscher

Matt Letscher as Billy Chambers of Season 1, is the former Chief of Staff to the Vice President who was nearly successful in destroying the President after tricking him into a sex scandal before it was discovered and he was murdered. (PR)

14. Liza Weil

Liza Weil is Amanda Tanner of season 1, a former White House intern who claimed she had an affair with the President of the United States. It was eventually revealed that she was pregnant by “Billy Chambers” and a part of his plot to destroy the president leading to her murder. (PR)

15. Kate Burton

Kate Burton is Sally Langston, the Vice President of the United States who believes she should be president herself. After the attempted assassination of “Fitz” it takes her no time to grab the reigns and find her spot in the oval office. (PR)

16. Debra Mooney

Debra Mooney as Supreme Court Justice Verna Thornton, although she only appears in a couple episodes, Thornton, is tied up in the voting scandal although details have been unclear of her role, the cancer patient is another person willing to do anything to keep her position. (PR)