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Martha Hanson

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Portrayed By Alison Wright
Occupation(s) FBI Counterintelligence Secretary
Status Exfiltrated to Soviet Union
Episode Count 27
First Appearance Pilot
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Martha Hanson is a main character on the FX series, The Americans. She is the wife of one of Philip Jennings's aliases, Clark Westerfeld. She is the secretary for the FBI counterintelligence department, working in the same office as FBI agents Frank Gaad and Stan Beeman.

In love with Clark, she agreed to plant a bug in Frank's office. The bug in Gaad's office was discovered and an investigation began. In order to protect his asset inside the FBI's counterintelligence unit (Martha), Phillip killed the technology specialist in the office, and framed him for the bug. Martha called in sick during the investigation, and Agent Beeman began searching for Martha. Agent Beeman uncovered Martha's second life with Clark Westerfeld. She was shortly thereafter exfiltrated to the Soviet Union.


Backstory Edit

Martha is the daughter of Bill and Elaine Hanson.

Season One Edit

Martha met Philip, posing as Clark Westerfeld. He told her he's doing an internal audit of her department.  As such she has revealed classified secrets, and later even put a bug in Gaad's office.

The relationship between the two has turned romantic and the two got married.

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Personality Edit

Martha is a conscientious worker. She has complained several times about the lax security measures in the FBI office.

Motivation Edit

Spy LifeEdit

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