The Most Memorable Career Criminals in TV History

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Nina Myers
> Show: 24
> Played by: Sarah Clarke

Nina Myers (Sarah Clarke) shocked viewers at the end of the first season of “24”. Myers was not the esteemed terrorism-fighter she seemed, but a mole, spying on Jack Bauer and his counterterrorism unit and responsible for the deaths of multiple characters, including Bauer’s wife.

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Constance Langdon
> Show: American Horror Story
> Played by: Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange won an Emmy, Golden Globe, and a SAG Award for her portrayal of Constance Langdon in the “Murder House” season of “American Horror Story.” In the series, Langdon’s tragic backstory unfolded, rife with criminal behavior. She was responsible for the murder of her husband, maid and one of her sons.

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Gyp Rosetti
> Show: Boardwalk Empire
> Played by: Bobby Cannavale

Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale) was the primary antagonist of “Boardwalk Empire” during season three. Rosetti was rash and violent with men he considered disrespectful, yet audiences saw his softer side when Rosetti interacted with women, children, and animals. Rosetti committed a number of murders and mob-related crimes.

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Nucky Thompson
> Show: Boardwalk Empire
> Played by: Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi received a Golden Globe Award for his role as Nucky Thompson, the multi-faceted protagonist of “Boardwalk Empire”. Officially, Thompson was an affable Republican politician, while behind the scenes, he was a mobster and crime boss. Thompson was responsible for ordering the murders of many men, and killed several directly.

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The Gravedigger / Heather Taffet
> Show: Bones
> Played by: Deirdre Lovejoy

Another criminal with a double life, Heather Taffet (Dierdre Lovejoy) was introduced as a State Attorney, assigned to the Gravedigger case. Eventually, it was revealed that Taffet herself was the Gravedigger, and had committed a plethora of murders and abductions. Seeley Booth (David Boreanez) is abducted by Taffet, but Booth is rescued and Taffet is convicted for her crimes.

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