In the Madam Secretary episode “Invasive Species,” while Chief of Staff Russell Jackson (Zeljko Ivanek) does his best to keep important information from Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni), another confrontation is brewing at home. The death of Henry’s (Tim Daly) father uncovers some family secrets that provoke an emotional fight between Henry and his sister Maureen, who thinks Henry should have visited his father more often.
Maureen Ryan is portrayed by Kate Burton. She’s best known for her roles on Scandal (Sally Langston), Extant (Fiona Stanton), The Good Wife (Ellis Grey), Veep (Barbara Hallowes), The Good Wife (Victoria Adler), Grimm (Marie Kessler), Rescue Me (Rose), and The Practice (A.D.A. Susan Alexander), among others. Fun facts about Burton: she earned her bachelor’s degree in Russian studies at Brown before studying drama at Yale. She is the daughter of the late Richard Burton and Sybil Williams. Madam Secretary airs Sundays at 8pm on CBS.