Double Take: 16 Actors with Two Great Roles to Their Names
There are actors with iconic roles, no matter what they do, you always think of them as THAT person, like Kyle Chandler, who will forever be known as Coach to me, no matter what he does. Then there are the actors that luck out and get two great (or, at the very least, popular) roles that define their career, like the people listed below. For the purposes of this list, I didn’t really include any character actors, whose faces you always remember, but never quite can place. When you think of the actors/actresses listed below, which role do you think of first?
Michael C. Hall
David Fisher from Six Feet Under, or Dexter Morgan from Dexter?
Angela Chase from My So-Called Life, or Carrie Mathison from Homeland?
Stringer Bell from The Wire or John Luther from Luther?
Rita Wu from Arli$$, or Cristina Yang from Grey’s Anatomy
Esteban Reyes from Weeds, or Marco Ruiz from The Bridge?
Tami Taylor from Friday Night Lights, or Rayna James from Nashville?
Liam McGuinnis from Nashville, Daario Naharis from Game of Thrones, or Cal Morrison from Orphan Black?
Elaine Benes from Seinfeld, Christine Campbell from The New Adventures of Old Christine, or Selina Meyer from Veep?
Michael K. Williams
Omar Little from The Wire, or Chalky White from Boardwalk Empire?
Peggy Bundy from Married With Children, or Gemma Morrow from Sons of Anarchy?
Landry Clarke from Friday Night Lights, or Todd Alquist from Breaking Bad?
Ling Woo from Ally McBeal, or Joan Watson from Elementary
Fox Mulder from The X-Files, or Hank Moody from Californication?
Felicity Porter from Felicity, or Elizabeth Jennings from The Americans?
H. Jon Benjamin
Archer Sterling from Archer, or Bob Belcher from Bob’s Burgers?
And just so you know what he looks like in real life:
Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls, or Sarah Braverman from Parenthood?
Nadia Chaudhury’s answers are: David Fisher, Carrie Mathison, Stringer Bell, Cristina Yang, Marco Ruiz, Tami Taylor, Liam McGuinnis, Elaine Benes, Omar Little, Gemma Morrow, Landry Clarke, Joan Watson, Fox Mulder, Felicity Porter, Bob Belcher, and Lorelai Gilmore.