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State of the Union

State of the Union

SundanceTV 2019

Tom and Louise meet in a pub immediately before their weekly marital therapy session. With each successive episode we piece together how their lives were, what drew them together and what has started to pull them apart.

The Top 10 Actors and Characters of State of the Union (Ranked Cast in 2024)

Rosamund Pike

#1 - Rosamund Pike (Louise)

Rosamund Mary Ellen Pike (born January–February 1979) is a British actress. She has received various accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award and a British Academy Film Award. Pike began her acting career by appearing in stage productions such as Romeo and Juliet, alongside Paul Ready, and Gas Light. After her screen debut in the television film A Rather English Marriage (1998) and television roles in Wives and Daughters (1999) and Love in a Cold Climate (2001), she received international recognition for her film debut as Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day (2002), for which she received the Empire Award for Best Newcomer. Following her breakthrough, she won the BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Libertine (2004) and portrayed Jane Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005). Pike had film appearances in the sci-fi film Doom (2005), the crime-mystery thriller film Fracture (2007), the drama film Fugitive Pieces (2007), the coming-of-age drama An Education (2009), for which she was nominated for the London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year, and sci-fi comedy The World's End (2013). She also received British Independent Film Award nominations for An Education and Made in Dagenham (2010), and was nominated for a Genie Award for Barney's Version (2010). Her other films include the spy action comedy Johnny English Reborn (2011), the epic action-adventure fantasy Wrath of the Titans (2012), and the action thriller Jack Reacher (2012). In 2014, her performance in the psychological thriller Gone Girl was met with widespread critical acclaim, winning the Saturn Award for Best Actress and receiving a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Pike received further acclaim for her starring role as Ruth Williams Khama in the biographical drama A United Kingdom (2016) and for portraying the journalist Marie Colvin in the biographical war drama A Private War (2018), for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. Pike won a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in State of the Union in 2019. She won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in I Care a Lot (2020). She has also starred in the Amazon Original series The Wheel of Time (2021–present).

Rosamund Pike plays as Louise in State of the Union.
Rosamund Pike is the top #1 member of the cast and appears in 10 episodes.

Chris O'Dowd

#2 - Chris O'Dowd (Tom)

Chris O'Dowd (born 9 October 1979) is an Irish comedian and actor.

Chris O'Dowd plays as Tom in State of the Union.
Chris O'Dowd is the top #2 member of the cast and appears in 10 episodes.

Patricia Clarkson

#3 - Patricia Clarkson (Pam-I-Am (voice))

Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an American actress. After studying drama on the East Coast, Clarkson launched her acting career in 1985, and has worked steadily in both film and television. She twice won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in Six Feet Under. Film roles included The Green Mile, Far From Heaven, The Station Agent and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Pieces of April (2003). Description above from the Wikipedia article Patricia Clarkson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Patricia Clarkson plays as Pam-I-Am (voice) in State of the Union.
Patricia Clarkson is the top #3 member of the cast and appears in 10 episodes.

Brendan Gleeson

#4 - Brendan Gleeson (Scott)

Brendan Gleeson (born 29 March 1955) is an Irish actor and film director. He is the recipient of three IFTA Awards, two British Independent Film Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award and has been nominated twice for a BAFTA Award and four times for a Golden Globe Award. He is best known for his performance as Alastor Moody in the Harry Potter films (2005–2010), as Pól in Cáca Milis (2001) and for his supporting roles in films such as Braveheart (1995), Michael Collins (1996), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Gangs of New York (2002), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Cold Mountain (2003), Troy (2004), The Smurfs 2 (2013), Suffragette (2015), Paddington 2 (2017), and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), as well as leading roles in films such as 28 Days Later (2002), In Bruges (2008), The Guard (2011), The Grand Seduction (2013), and Calvary (2014). He starred as detective Bill Hodges in the television adaptation of Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch. He also starred as US President Donald Trump in the miniseries The Comey Rule (2020). He won an Emmy Award in 2009 for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the television film Into the Storm. In 2020, he was listed at number 18 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors. He is the father of actors Domhnall Gleeson and Brian Gleeson.

Brendan Gleeson plays as Scott in State of the Union.
Brendan Gleeson is the top #4 member of the cast and appears in 10 episodes.

Esco Jouléy

#5 - Esco Jouléy (Jay)

Esco Jouléy is an actor, singer, dancer, clown, movement artist, and creator located in New York City. Esco recently wrapped a role on the upcoming Sundance series State of the Union, from creator Nick Hornby and directed by Stephen Frears. Recent credits include Starz Blindspotting, HBO's High Maintenance, Netflix's upcoming series Inventing Anna, Hulu's Monsterland and Bravo's In a Man's Wolrd, where they appeared as a movement coach. Esco's theatre credits include: Interstate, Runaways, Galatea, The Demise (Magic Theater Player), Beowulf. Esco was a resident actor at the historic Barter Theater for three and a half years and is an alum of the ABC Discovers Showcase.

Esco Jouléy plays as Jay in State of the Union.
Esco Jouléy is the top #5 member of the cast and appears in 10 episodes.

Last updated: feb 06, 2023

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