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Boardwalk Empire: The Cast

Boardwalk Empire is one of HBO’s most intense dramas featuring powerful characters vying for control of the criminal underworld of the 1920’s prohibition era. The amazing cast below has won several awards for thier work and the series continues to draw positive reviews. While there are many characters in the show, we’ll feature the ones with the most screen time.

Here are the main cast members of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire:

Steve Buscemi
(Nucky Thompson)
Michael Pitt
(James “Jimmy” Darmody)
Kelly Macdonald
(Margaret Schroeder)


Michael Kenneth Williams
(Albert “Chalky” White)

Jack Huston
(Richard Harrow)

Shea Whigham
(Elias “Eli” Thompson)
Michael Stuhlbarg
(Arnold Rothstein)
Michael Shannon
(Nelson Van Alden)
Vincent Piazza
(Charles “Lucky” Luciano)
Stephen Graham
(Al Capone)
Gretchen Mol
(Gillian Darmody)

We’ll be continuously updating this Boardwalk Empire cast list with all of your favorite characters and actors.  If you would like to contribute to our ongoing effort to feature these great people (or even more minor characters that you don’t now see here!) feel free to check out our Write for Us page.  We’d love to hear your take on them!  Who’s your favorite?  Leave us a comment below.

  • A fan

    Margaret has worn out her usefulness ,please write her character out

    • Jef Dinsmore

      With only three episodes left to the series they will all be written out soon enough.










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