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Character Profile: Madeline Westen

5. February 2009

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Overview Madeline Westen, portrayed by Sharon Gless, is Michael’s mother. There is very little known about Madeline, but we know for sure she loves to smoke and put a guilt trip on her sons. Background It is unknown how much Madeline knows about her son’s life as a covert operative. All she really appears to […]

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Character Profile: Sam Axe

4. February 2009

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Overview Sam Axe, portrayed by Bruce Campbell, is Michael Westen’s best friend. His previous careers were divided among the United States Navy SEALs, espionage, and the FBI. He now lives in Miami, Florida and helps Michael with freelance work. When Sam goes undercover he frequently uses the name “Chuck Finley”, which is the name of […]

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Character Profile: Fiona Glenanne

3. February 2009

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Overview Fiona Glenanne, portrayed by Gabrielle Anwar, is Michael Westen’s ex-girlfriend and former member of the IRA. This affiliation went sour after 14 years because she did not like being told what to do. Since then she has gone out on her own, picking up odd jobs and using her skills in explosives, lock picking, […]

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Character Profile: Michael Westen

2. February 2009

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Overview Michael Westen, portrayed by Jeffrey Donovan, is an international spy who unexpectedly finds out he has received a “burn notice” (i.e. blacklisted). After being burned he ends up in his hometown of Miami without anything, including money. The series shows Michael’s struggle to put his life back together and find out why he received […]

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