A naturally gifted dramatic actress, Morgan Saylor jump-started her career with a compelling turn on the award-winning drama "Homeland" (Showtime, 2011- ), as the highly perceptive daughter of a U. S. Marine POW who may or may not have been turned into a terrorist. Saylor was born on Oct. 26, 1994 in Chicago, IL but grew up in Atlanta, GA, where she attended Montessori schools. She began performing in community theaters at a young age, before she was signed by a local talent agency. Saylor's television debut was a voice role on the hit series "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007), followed by an appearance on the short-lived police drama "K-Ville" (Fox, 2007-08). In 2011, Saylor became a series regular on the critically acclaimed Showtime drama "Homeland," about Nicholas Brody, a U.S. marine (Damian Lewis) who returns home after being held captive in Iraq for eight years, and a determined CIA officer (Claire Danes) who believes that he is plotting an attack on America. Saylor was introduced on the series as a sullen, pot-smoking teenager who helped thwart her father's attempted suicide bomb attack. After earning critical praise for her compelling performance on the series, Saylor's role grew substantially during the second season, and included a controversial romance with the vice president's son and an agonizing fatal hit-and-run accident.