"The Blacklist" is a popular crime drama television program that airs on NBC and focuses primarily on the characters of Elizabeth "Liz" Keen, an FBI profiler played by Megan Boone, and Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former criminal played by James Spader. Numerous supporting actors round out the show.
Diego Klattenhoff plays Donald Ressler, a special agent for the FBI who is the director of the counterterrorism division. Ryan Eggold plays Tom Keen, a covert operative. Parminder Nagra plays Meera Malik, a field agent working for the CIA. Harry Lennix plays Harold Cooper, another director of the FBI's counterterrorism division. Amir Arison plays Aram Mojtabai, a computer specialist who works for the FBI. Mazhan Marno plays Samar Navabi, an agent. Hisham Tawfiq portrays Dembe Zuma, Reddington's bodyguard.
These actors and actresses make up the main cast of the show through the first two seasons. Several of the shows recurring characters include Grey, played by Charles Baker; Luli Zheng, portrayed by Deborah S. Craig; Diane Folwer, played by Jane Alexander; Alan Fitch, played by Alan Alda; Mr. Kaplan, played by Susan Blommaert and "The Man with the Apple," played by Graeme Malcolm.