Played by Viola Davis
Annalise Keating is everything you hope your Criminal Law professor will be – brilliant, passionate, creative and charismatic. She's also everything you don't expect – sexy, glamorous, unpredictable and dangerous. As fearless in the courtroom as she is in the classroom, Annalise is a defense attorney who represents the most hardened criminals – people who've committed everything from fraud to arson to murder. Annalise seems like she has it all – a successful career and a loving husband, Sam – but soon she will be forced to confront secrets about her life she never saw coming.