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Lara Axelrod

Played by: Malin Akerman in Billions

Stunning and stylish, Lara Axelrod is the picture of a billionaire's wife. But her persona is entirely self-taught. A former nurse, she grew up in a blue-collar family of police and firefighters and still thinks of herself as a tough girl from Inwood. Lara's not afraid to marshal her considerable resources to protect her family - or to get what she wants.