Madam Secretary: Meet the Season 3 Cast

Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord

After the death of Vincent Marsh, Elizabeth McCord, PhD, was promoted to the position of Secretary of State. Before that, she worked as a CIA analyst and Political Science Professor at the University of Virginia-- she was forced to leave the CIA because of the role she played in the torture of an Iraqi activist. In October 2's premiere, McCord's family is involved in a security breach. She is faced with the task of changing President Dalton's opinions on climate change and foreign policy. (Getty)

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