The cast of Homeland now – co-star romances, tragic deaths and depression battle

The first season of Homeland premiered a decade ago, and the CIA series has attracted plenty of attention over the last 10 years.

First airing on 2 October 2011, the thrilling spy show follows a CIA officer with bipolar disorder called Carrie Mathison (Claire Daynes), and a trained Marines sniper called Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis).

The spine-tingling war drama unfolds as Mathison becomes convinced that Brody poses a threat to the United States after being held captive by al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war.

Brody was reported as missing in action since 2003 before being rescued from an enemy compound, and he is hailed as a war hero.

However, Carrie starts to suspect that he is plotting a lethal terrorist attack against the United States, believing that he has been turned by the enemy

The espionage show only finished last year as its eight and final season aired in April.

It racked up heaps of awards during its time, including Golden Globes and Primetime Emmy Awards.

It even bagged itself some rather famous fans, with none other than former U.S. President Barack Obama known to be a fan of the show.

To celebrate 10 years since the show first aired in 2011, the Star has channeled its inner-spy in tracking down the original cast of the show to see where they went after Homeland ended.

Claire Danes – Carrie Mathison

Claire won two Emmy Awards for her role as CIA officer Carrie Mathison in Homeland.

Danes was already a big star before Homeland, having shot to fame in the 90s as an actress in the teen drama series, My So-Called Life.

She had already starred alongside Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio when she played Juliet Capulet in Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film adaption of Romeo & Juliet.

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She kept herself busy during the filming of Homeland as she starred in a string of films during her ten-year stint – including As Cool as I Am (2013), Brigsby Bear (2017), and A Kid Like Jake (2018).

During that time, she worked with high-profile actors including Star Wars legend Mark Hamill, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg, and Priyanka Chopra.

Claire has been married to fellow actor Hugh Dancy since 2009 after meting him on the set of the film Evening in 2006.

The smitten couple announced their engagement in February 2009 and tied the knot in a secret ceremony that year in France.

They share their two sons, one who was born in 2012 and the other in 2018.

Damian Lewis – Nicholas Brody

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Like his co-star Claire, Damian earned himself an Emmy for his performance as U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the show, as well as a Golden Globe.

Damian had already gained experience playing a military man, having starred as US Army Major Richard Winters in the HBO series, Band of Brothers.

Away from the set of Homeland, Lewis has starred in a stack of hit film and television projects.

In 2016, he began starring as billionaire Bobby Axelrod in the series Billions.

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Last year, he acted in Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – where he worked alongside fellow A-Listers like Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt.

Tragedy hit earlier this year when Damien's wife, fellow actor and Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory, died of cancer in April at the age of 52.

The couple had been married since July 2007 and shared a daughter, Manon, and a son, Gulliver.

McCrory passed away at her home in London on 16 April, and Damian revealed on Twitter that she had had died "peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family".

Morena Baccarin – Jessica Brody

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Morena played Damian's on-screen wife Jessica Brody in Homeland, and she got an Emmy nod when she received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2013.

Morena had actually been classmates with her Homeland co-star Claire Danes after attending Public School 41 and New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies.

During her time in Homeland, entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe when she starred alongside Ryan Reynolds as Vanessa in Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018).

The actress has also worked on other major television shows such as DC Comics' Batman show Gotham (2015-2019) and A Series of Unfortunate Events (2019).

Morena sadly went through a divorce during filming for Homeland.

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She had married film producer and director Austin Chick in November 2011 and they shared a son.

However, Chick filed for divorce in July 2015, citing irreconcilable differences on the divorce papers, and pair's divorce became official in March 2016.

In September 2015, Baccarin revealed that she planned to marry her Gotham co-star Ben McKenzie after her divorce was completed – adding that she was pregnant with their child.

Their daughter was born in 2016, and the Homeland star announced her engagement in November 2016.

They tied the knot in New York on June 2 2017 – Baccarin's 38th birthday, and their son was born in March of this year.

David Harewood – David Estes

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David played CIA Counterterrorism Director David Estes in the spy thriller between 2011 and 2012.

The star had already made history on the stage as the first black actor to play the Shakespeare character of Othello at the National Theatre in London in 1997.

After leaving Homeland at the end of season 2, David was cast as a core character in the CBS television series, Supergirl (2015).

He also voiced the role of Quinton Cole in the popular video game, Battlefield 3.

In his personal life, Harewood married his long-term partner Kirsty Handy in Barbados – and they have two daughters.

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They tied the knot in February 2013 in the lush Barbados district of Saint James.

As a mental health ambassador, David has spoken out about his mental health battles over the years.

He admitted to using alcohol as a way of dealing with his manic depressive and bipolar disorder-like symptoms – rather than use the medication given to him by doctors.

In fact, at one point his mental health got so bad that he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act and spent time in a psychiatric ward, being prescribed chlorpromazine, an antipsychotic drug.

Harewood took part in Soccer Aid 2018 as England's celebrity goalkeeper, and he managed to save two penalties during a tense penalty shootout, helping England to win the charity game.

Diego Klattenhoff – Mike Faber

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Diego played U.S. Marine captain Mike Faber in the Showtime series.

After Homeland wrapped, the star was cast in a main role for crime thriller show The Blacklist, which he has starred in since 2013.

The show premiered on September 23, 2013 to a huge audience of 12.6 million viewers.

Klattenhoff has played the role of Donald Ressler for a whopping 133 episodes.

Diego has also starred in a string of hit films including After Earth, where he worked alongside Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith.

Jackson Pace – Chris Brody

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Jackson starred as Chris Brody, Nicholas' and Jessica's son.

One of Jackson's biggest roles after Homeland has been the character of Gage in AMC's hit zombie series The Walking Dead – which he played between 2018 and earlier this year.

He's also had a recurring role as Luke in the Netflix comedy series about two unlikely friends, Grace and Frankie.

Most recently, he has appeared as Glynn Lunney on The Right Stuff.

Morgan Saylor as Dana Brody

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Morgan is most famous for her role as Dana Brody, the brother of Chris and daughter of Nicholas and Jessica.

The actress has taken to the stage as well as the screen, and she maid her theatrical debut alongside Ruby Sparks star Zoe Kazan in When We Were Young and Unafraid.

In 2015, she starred as Kevin Costner's character's daughter in the sports drama McFarland, USA.

She also received critical acclaim for her role of Leah in the 2016 film White Girl, which premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2016.

She resides in New York City with her Boardwalk Empire star partner, Ben Rosenfield.

Mandel Patinkin – Saul Berenson

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Mandel, also known as "Mandy", played intelligence officer Saul Berenson in the Showtime series, who first recruited Mathison into the CIA.

When asked what lessons he learned from his character, Mandy replied: "The line between good and evil runs through each one of us."

Mandy was already a star before Homeland, having shot to fame as Inigo Montoya in the famous 1987 film The Princess Bride.

However, his success didn't end when Homeland did, because he bagged a main role in television shows like The Good Fight (2021).

He has also starred in a series of films since, including Wonder (2017), Life Itself (2018) and Before You Know It (2019).

He's also an avid musician and music theatre lover who has recorded a number of albums.

He married fellow actress Kathryn Grody in 1980, and they share their sons, Isaac and Gideon.

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