Character Recommendations Based on Olivia Pope

Alicia Florrick The Good Wife

Calling her a "good wife" is damning this smart, capable, thoughtful woman with too-faint praise

Cookie Lyon Empire

She got locked up so her husband could make it big but now she's coming for what's hers

Claire Underwood House of Cards

Scary intimidating, and she knows it

Selina Meyer Veep

Being Vice President certainly isn't enough to satisfy Selina's ego, but she'll deal with it. For now

Annalise Keating How to Get Away with Murder

Brilliant in the courtroom and ruthless in the classroom, this is one law professor you don't want to cross

Tami Taylor Friday Night Lights (TV)

Much more than just "Coach Taylor's wife," she's making herself known in town as a caring, persistent guidance counselor

Marlena Rosenbluth Water for Elephants

Confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home

Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City

Sex columnist addicted to expensive shoes, Cosmopolitans, and unavailable men

Frank Underwood House of Cards

He's got his eyes on the top of the heap, and he's not gonna stop climbing

Joan Holloway Mad Men

Could run the whole company if only they'd let her, but for now, she'll rule the secretarial pool