Where the cast of Homeland is now – from humanitarianism to heartbreak

Eve Edwards June 6, 2022
Where the cast of Homeland is now – from humanitarianism to heartbreak
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American spy thriller Homeland made a splash when it arrived on our screens more than a decade ago.

The Showtime series spanned eight seasons, airing from 2011 to 2020, with 96 episodes in total. Its popularity the world over also made international stars of Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin. While already established actors in their own right, Homeland made the cast members household names. It also featured a number of rising stars early in their career, such as Timothée Chalamet.

Let’s take a look at what the cast members of Homeland are up to since the series concluded.

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Meet the cast of Homeland now

Claire Danes

Bursting on to the acting scene in the Nineties, Clarie Danes went on to bag a number of significant acting roles from an early age. That success hasn’t wavered over the years, especially after starring in Homeland.

Danes, 43, stars as Carrie Mathison in Homeland, a CIA agent who becomes embroiled in a number of scandals involving the Middle East and US.

In the wake of Homeland, Claire Danes has taken on a number of serious television roles including this year’s The Essex Serpent. She is also set to star in FX’s Fleishman Is In Trouble, a series based on Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s novel of the same name.

Danes is one of the show’s most successful actors and Celebrity Net Worth estimates she has a net worth of $35 million. Her success on the show also brought Danes two Golden Globes (2012, 2013) and two Emmys (2012, 2013). She is married to Homeland co-star Hugh Dancy, with the couple welcoming their second child in 2018.

Mandy Patinkin

A stage and screen veteran, Mandy Patinkin has many beloved roles beyond Homeland’s Saul Berenson.

Since appearing on the Showtime series, Patinkin, 69, notably joined the cast of The Good Fight. For The Good Fight’s fifth season, Patinkin stars as Hal Wackner, showing American crime dramas are his forté.

But Patinkin doesn’t just fight crime on screen but off it too, as he dedicates much of his time to protesting injustices in the US. Patinkin’s Instagram bio reads: “Welcome refugees. Black Lives Matter. Get vaccinated and boosted please.”

Patinkin’s social media feed gives fans an insight into the kind of humanitarian work the actor and his wife are involved in. From protesting the war in Ukraine to abortion rights, Patinkin speaks out on a number of issues.

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Damian Lewis

While Damian Lewis only starred as Nicholas Brody in three seasons of Homeland, his impact on the show was undeniable. It made a household name of Damian Lewis and secured a number of roles for the actor after he departed the series.

After Lewis left in 2014, he went on to star as English king Henry VIII in critically acclaimed historical drama Wolf Hall. This role earned Lewis an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination.

Lewis, 51, hasn’t starred in any projects since 2020. The past few years has seen a heartbreaking turn of events for the British actor with the passing of his wife, Helen McCrory. McCrory and Lewis had been married since 2007. She passed away in April 2021 after a battle with breast cancer.

Rupert Friend

40-year-old British actor Rupert Friend has seen success after success in his two-decade-long acting career. Since bursting on the scene in 2004, Friend has starred in the likes of Pride & Prejudice, The Young Victoria, and The Death Of Stalin.

Homeland was the first series Rupert Friend starred in, joining the cast as Peter Quinn from the start. He would reprise the role until 2017.

This year has seen Rupert Friend take notable roles in the likes of Anatomy Of A Scandal and Disney+ hit Obi-Wan Kenobi. He is currently in the filming process for Wes Anderson’s The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar.

Friend has joined the list of Anderson’s collaborators, having made a cameo in 2021’s The French Dispatch. He will take more of a central role in The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, and in Wes Anderson’s other upcoming project, Asteroid City.

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Maury Sterling

American actor Maury Sterling continues his journey into the world of crime dramas in the wake of Homeland. Sterling starred as Max Piotrowski in 45 Homeland episodes, from 2012 to 2020.

The past few years has seen Sterling take on roles in the likes of Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, NCIS: New Orleans, and NCIS: Hawaii.

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Where are the rest of the cast?

F Murray Abraham, who starred as Dar Adal in Homeland, recently made waves in Marvel’s Moon Knight series, appearing as Khonshu. Abraham is another cast member who has amassed a significant net worth since appearing in Homeland. The actor currently has a net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Morena Baccarin has also ventured into the superhero realm, joining the cast of Deadpool as Vanessa. Baccarin appeared in the first and second Deadpool films. She also appeared as the voice of Gideon in The Flash.

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Eve Edwards is a staff writer for The Focus who has been with GRV Media since April 2019. Having gained a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Bristol, Eve joined GRV starting out as a writer for Reality Titbit before making her way over to HITC. With a passion for music, TV, and cultural news, Eve eventually found a home at The Focus. Eve spent 2021-2022 freelancing for GRV Media while she completed a Masters in Music Performance, and brings her wide array of interests to the company in her written work. In Eve's spare time you'll find her working her way through the day's Wordle, Heardle, and Quordle, or struggling to complete The Guardian's cryptic crossword.