For fans of the Netflix political drama House of Cards, one of the most interesting and complex characters that has been added to the cast in season two is Remy Danton, played by Oscar-nominated actor Mahershala Ali. Who exactly is Remy Danton on House of Cards? If you’re wondering how he fits into the Underwood’s quest to get ahead in Washington, let’s break down who he is and what role he plays in the Underwood political machine. Who Is Mahershala Ali’s Character On House of Cards?

Actor Bio


Mahershala Ali won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Juan in Moonlight. He is also known for his roles in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Place Beyond The Pines, as Boggs in Predators and as Cottonmouth on Marvel’s Luke Cage. In 2016, he appeared in Free State of Jones as an abolitionist preacher. He was recently seen as Dr.

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Roles in other films and TV shows


Ali has also had a great deal of success in films, including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Miami Vice, The Place Beyond The Pines and Predators. He is expected to receive an Academy Award nomination for his role in Free State Of Jones.

Who Is Mahershala Ali's Character On House of Cards?
Who Is Mahershala Ali’s Character On House of Cards?

Quick facts about him


Mahershala Ali as Remy Danton, a lawyer for Glendon Hill and lobbyist, who works for natural gas company SanCorp in season one and Raymond Tusk in season two. He worked in Underwood’s congressional office as Communications Director prior to becoming a lobbyist. After leaving Underwood, he has been shown to be working with Heather Dunbar at a government relations firm named Dunbar & Getty.

How does he relate to Underwood on the show?


Remy Danton has come on board and said to Frank, ‘I know that you’re interested in being president. But I need to know that if you do become president, will you allow me to continue to run these operations?’ said Spacey. He’s an old friend and confidant [to Underwood]. He has worked for Glendon Hale [played by Jimmi Simpson] for a very long time. They go back years together.

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