Characters: Weeds

This is a character sheet for Weeds. It contains major unmarked spoilers for the whole series.

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    The Botwin Family 

Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker)

Nancy is a widow who turns to drug dealing when she can't support her family on her own. Then things get worse...

  • Even Evil Has Standards: She makes it clear that her product will never be sold to children.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Subverted. She keeps saying she wants a normal life for her family but does nothing to achieve it. In fact she plunges back into the drug life at the first opportunity whenever she's pushed away from it.

Silas Botwin

Nancy's eldest son.

  • Happily Adopted: He finds out Judah isn't his biological father in season six, but his feelings for him don't change.
  • Happily Married: The series finale shows him married to his high school girlfriend, Megan.
  • High School Sweethearts: He dates Megan in series 1 when they are in high school. She's one year older than him.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Played straight, especially in later seasons. He's tired of their family drug business.
  • Not So Different: Has more in common with his mother Nancy than he'd like to admit.

Shane Botwin (Alexander Gould)

Nancy's second son.

Stevie Ray Botwin

Nancy's third son. Born during the series.

Andy Botwin

Nancy's brother in law.

Judah Botwin

Nancy's deceased husband.

  • Posthumous Character: His death kicks off the series. His widow Nancy turns to selling weed to maintain their life standard.

Lenny Botwin

Andy and Judah's father.

     The Hodes 

Celia Hodes

Nancy's on-again, off-again Rich Bitch friend.

  • Abusive Parent: Isabelle gets the worst of it. Celia's own mother was not mother of the year either.
  • Butt Monkey: Getting cancer, going to prison, being openly hated by her kids. Things rarely go right for Celia. She'd be sympathetic if she weren't such a colossal Jerkass.
  • Jerkass: Celia is a cunt, plain and simple. Yet she manages to be one of the show's most popular side characters.
  • Put on a Bus: Never seen again after the fifth season. Word of God on the final episode commentary says that Celia went down to Mexico for a drug deal after Season 5 and was killed, however they didn't include it in the finale episode due to the darker tone.
  • Smug Snake: Seems to believe she's better and smarter than everyone else, and by god, does it show.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: When she thinks she's dying of cancer. When she learns otherwise, though, she returns to her horrible jerk ways.

Dean Hodes

Celia's husband. Works with Nancy and separates from Celia early on.

Isabelle Hodes

Dean and Celia's daughter.

Quinn Hodes

Dean and Celia's eldest daughter. Was dating Silas at the start of the series until her mother shipped her off the a reform school in Mexico.

     Other Agrestic Residents 

Doug Wilson

Nancy's accountant. Works with her selling drugs.

Sanjay Patel

The final member of Nancy's initial operation. Began the series harbouring a crush on Nancy only to come out as gay early in the third season.

Megan Graves

Silas' deaf girlfriend and later wife.

    Miscellaneous characters (seasons 1-3) 

Conrad James

Nancy's supplier. Worked with her as a grower in series 2.

Heylia James

Conrad's aunt and Nancy's chief supplier.

Vaneeta James

Heylia's daughter.

Sullivan Groff

Corrupt real estate developer who had pursued Celia and Nancy at the same time.


Nancy's housekeeper.


Rival dealer who trained Nancy to be his enforcer.


U-Turn's overweight and incompetent enforcer.

Peter Scottson

DEA agent who Nancy married.

Valerie Scottson

Peter's ex-wife.

Kat Wheeler

Andy's mentally unstable ex-girlfriend.

Tara Linderman

Silas's fundamentalist girlfriend.


Biker who has a sketchy working relationship with Nancy.

     The Cartel 

Estaban Reyes

Leader of the local cartel, Mayor of Tiajuana and Nancy's third husband


Estaban's right hand man