Actor Tony Goldwyn plays President Fitzgerald Grant in the ABC hit super-drama Scandal. In Season 3, Fitz wins another term, learns that his wife was raped by his father, and loses his son. (Hence, the phrase super-drama.) Season 4 premieres Thursday, September 25.
When not ruling the free world on the set of Scandal, Goldwyn is behind the camera (directing and writing) the TV drama/thriller series The Divide on the WE tv. It’s about an ambitious law student (Marin Ireland) who uncovers new evidence in the case of a death-row inmate she believes was wrongly convicted of a young family’s heinous murder 11 years earlier. She confronts a passionate district attorney (Damon Gupton), whose “view of justice is colored by shades of gray.” Goldwyn directed the movie Conviction in 2010–a true story about a woman (Hilary Swank) who went to law school to free her brother, wrongly accused of murder. Goldwyn became involved in the real-life Innocence Project, which is at the root of The Divide.