Saylor at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||October 1994 (age 23–24)
Chicago, Illinois, US
|Residence||Brooklyn, New York City, New York, US|
Morgan Frances Saylor (born October 1994) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Dana Brody in the Showtime series Homeland Along with the rest of the cast of Homeland, Saylor was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2013 and 2014.
Saylor was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her mother is a retailer at REI and her father does renovations for Starbucks; they are divorced. Saylor moved to Villa Rica, Georgia at age two, and Decatur, Georgia at age ten.
Saylor signed up for acting camps with the Department of Recreation and played the title role in Alana at OnStage Atlanta. She also starred as Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street. In fourth grade, she moved to Los Angeles for the summer and started doing auditions and did a voice-over of young Meadow in The Sopranos in 2006. When Saylor was 11 years old, she auditioned for talent agent Joy Pervis and was signed. She went on to a radio commercial and a television ad. Saylor played Annie in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant in 2009 and young Claire in Father of Invention in 2010. She auditioned for Homeland in December 2010, and played Dana Brody from season one to three.
In June 2014, Saylor made her stage debut at the Manhattan Theatre Club as Penny in When We Were Young and Unafraid, written by Sarah Treem and directed by Pam MacKinnon. Also in 2014, she played Gracie Highsmith in Jamie Marks Is Dead, an adaptation of Christopher Barzak‘s 2007 novel One for Sorrow, directed by Carter Smith.
Saylor played Kevin Costner‘s character’s daughter Julie in the sports drama McFarland, USA, which was released on February 20, 2015. She played the role of Leah in White Girl, which was written and directed by Elizabeth Wood and premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Saylor acted alongside Nick Robinson and Common in director Rob Reiner‘s film Being Charlie. The film premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival in September of that year.
Saylor graduated from high school in May 2013. In August, she moved to the Bedford–Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, New York with her brother and her boyfriend, with whom she has been in a relationship since 2012. She has a small anchor tattooed behind her left ear; her older brother has a similar, larger anchor tattooed on his forearm. In her free time, Saylor enjoys rock climbing. She studied Mathematics at the University of Chicago in the fall of 2015.
|2009||Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant||Annie|
|2010||Father of Invention||Young Claire|
|2011||The Greening of Whitney Brown||Annie|
|2014||Jamie Marks Is Dead||Gracie Highsmith|
|2015||McFarland, USA||Julie White|
|2018||We the Coyotes||Amanda||In post-production|
|2006||The Sopranos||Young Meadow||2 episodes (“Join the Club” and “Mayham“), uncredited|
|2007||K-Ville||Lana Roberts||1 episode (“AKA”)|
|2011–2013||Homeland||Dana Brody||36 episodes|
|2014||When We Were Young and Unafraid||Penny||Manhattan Theatre Club|
Awards and nominations
|2013||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series(shared with cast)||Homeland||Nominated|||
|2014||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (shared with cast)||Homeland||Nominated|||