Ryan Booth

played by Jake McLaughlin
Character Biography

RYAN BOOTH is an ex-Marine and he’s not just at Quantico to train. His relationship with Alex is complicated, sexy, dangerous and frustrating. His relationship with the Bureau at Quantico and after the Grand Central bombing is just as complicated. Between his first day at Quantico and the day of the bombing, Ryan goes from a man who follows orders to a man who follows his instincts (and sometimes his heart.) From the second he met Alex, he was embroiled in her life even when he knows it might ruin his career. Though he may appear polite and respectful, Ryan is a soldier who has seen battle, and has watched his fellow soldiers be blown to bits, and that memory haunts him. He has scars that remain unseen by his friends, co-workers and the women in his life. A strong presence at Quantico, Ryan’s calm demeanor is at odds with the power he has within him. He can kill, he has killed and he will very likely have to kill again to help exonerate Alex Parrish.

MEET THE CAST: Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish | Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth | Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda Shaw | Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah Amin | Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt | Tate Ellington as Simon Asher | Graham Rogers as Caleb Haas | Josh Hopkins as Liam O'Connor | Annabelle Acosta as Natalie Vasquez

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Actor Biography

Jake McLaughlin stars as FBI recruit Ryan Booth on ABC's Quantico. McLaughlin has appeared in both television series and films, including the Warner Independent Pictures feature, In the Valley of Elah, where McLaughlin was cast by director Paul Haggis as Specialist Gordon Bonner, starring alongside Tommy Lee Jones.

Previous roles also include playing Bo Olinville on the television series Crash for Starz Entertainment and as William Tate in the NBC Drama Believe.

McLaughlin's additional film credits include roles in Daniel Espinosa's Safe House, Gavin O'Connor's Warrior, and Oliver Stone's Savages.

Prior to his work as an actor, McLaughlin served in Iraq as part of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division.

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