Tess  Larson
Tess Larson
Played by Emily Kinney

Character Biography

The CIU's paralegal and Innocence Project alum, Tess Larson is the youngest member of the team. That is not to say she's naïve, as Tess has first-hand experience with wrongful convictions. As a child, her faulty eyewitness testimony sent an innocent man to jail. This is her secret cross to bear and she is now committed to correcting these life-changing wrongs at the CIU. Caring and empathic, Tess can truly relate not only to clients, but her new teammates and Frankie. The two share a unique bond and despite their many differences, their friendship is a glimmer of hope in their difficult and taxing job.