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Gemma, Tara, Wendy, Unser are listed at Sons of Anarchy Main

Rita/Cherry is listed at Sons Of Anarchy Belfast

    Lyla Dvorak-Winston 

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"I like going to your place, Ope. It feels like a home."
Played By: Winter Ave Zoli

A porn star employed by Luann Delaney. She and Opie begin to grow close from the time they meet. A single parent like Opie, she helps him with his children. Opie's involvement with Lyla is not entirely welcome by some, particularly Gemma and Tara, who initially are unable to look past Lyla's profession.


  • Bare Your Midriff: Many of her outfits have this going on.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted, to an extent. After she was tortured, she received several small scars on her face and body. She's still gorgeous, even without makeup, but all the same, she's out of the porn star business.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Opie certainly does.
  • Hidden Depths: Has a head for business, and finds her calling post-porn helping Nero run Diosa Norte.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Or rather, porn star with a heart of gold. Gemma and Tara have the nerve to judge her despite their own criminal behavior, but Lyla herself is a sweet young woman who loves Opie.
  • Miss Kitty: After her ordeal with the Iranian torture pornographers she ends up working with Nero, becoming his Number Two at Diosa Norte.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's a porn actress, and tends to dress sexy even when she isn't filming.
  • Put on a Bus: Despite the club promising to take care of her, Lyla disappears for a long time following Opie's death.
  • Replacement Goldfish: One interpretation of what she is to Opie. She openly wonders if Opie truly loves her or just wants a replacement for Donna, or a mother for his kids. She tells Tara that 'Donna's ghost looms large'.
  • Widow Woman: After Opie's death via Damon Pope.
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    Luann Delaney 

Played By: Dendrie Taylor

Gemma's best friend who runs a pornography studio, having received financial backing from Big Otto, her husband.


  • Dirty Coward: Has a tendency to throw noisy tantrums before quickly backing away when its made clear she can't intimidate a SAMCRO member.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Despite being a major business ally with the club and one of Gemma's closest friends, her death is quickly forgotten by all but Otto, and an attempt to find her killer would not really be made for several seasons.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Averted. Luann is hardly a bad person (by the standards of the club) but she's conniving and a thief.
  • Stealing from the Till: She was skimming profits for a long time.

    Mary Winston 

Mary Winston

Played By: Julie Ariola

Piney's ex-wife and the mother of Opie.

    Donna Lerner-Winston 

Played By: Sprague Grayden

"I married Opie. I didn't marry the club."

Opie's wife and the mother of his two children. She doesn't trust SAMCRO after Opie serves extensive jail time for the club. Donna and Opie go through a difficult time in their marriage and come close to separating, but Donna has a change of heart after Opie is set up by ATF Agent June Stahl to appear to be an informant. Donna resolves her feelings and seems okay with Opie being a member of SAMCRO.


  • Accidental Murder: Tig meant to kill Opie while he drove home, but Donna was driving the truck instead due to a last minute switch-up.
  • Broken Bird: The Club ruined her family, and ultimately ended her life. For the rest of the series, her death is reflected on as what any one can expect their life to end when involved with the Club.
  • Butt-Monkey: Donna constantly struggles with money, had to go years without her husband who was locked inside while raising two kids, and when he finally gets out of prison he quickly falls back into the outlaw lifestyle and Donna winds up dead.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: What she wanted for her family. Thank to the Club and Stahl, it didn't work out.
  • Perpetual Frowner: She wasn't in the show long enough to develop too much. She spent pretty much all but the last ten minutes of her final appearance sobbing for Opie to go straight.

    Nate Madock 

Played By: Hal Holbrook

Gemma's elderly father. He suffers from the early stages of dementia (believing his wife to still be alive) and has a caretaker.

  • Ate His Gun: Subverted. He contemplated it during one of his lucid moments, but decided not to.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He has this reaction when he realizes he shot Tig, thinking he was raping his wife.

    Dawn and Fawn Trager 

Played By: Rachel Miner & Lexi Sakowitz

The daughters of Tig and his ex-wife Colleen.


  • Manipulative Bitch: Dawn thinks she is, squeezing money out of her father. Tig actually knows she's just trying to con him, but goes along with it so he can spend time with her.
  • Morality Pet: Played straight in some ways in relation to Tig, but subverted in other ways since they both despise him for his lifestyle and neglectful parenting.
  • Kill It with Fire: Damon Pope burns Dawn alive in revenge for his daughter's death.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Fawn gives one to Tig after Dawn's death.
  • Where da White Women At?: We first see Fawn loudly fucking her black boyfriend.
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    Precious Ryan 

Played By: Eileen Grubba

The ex-wife of Bobby and current wife of Sergio Coletti. She has two kids by Bobby and one of their kid has a health problem. Bobby owes her a lot of money in child support and always claims "the check is in the mail".


  • Happily Married: Certainly not to Bobby, but she's traded up to a happier marriage to her handsomer, bounty hunter husband Sergio.

    Abel Teller 

Played By: Ryder and Evan Londo

The son of Jax and Wendy.


  • Age-Appropriate Angst: He is deeply affected by the loss of Tara, the only mother he's ever known and is shown acting out over the course of several episodes, constantly causing the otherwise very distracted adults to have to stop and focus on what he needs.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Abel overhears Gemma admitting to killing Tara but she claims it was all a terrible accident. Later, Abel intentionally hits a kid with a metal lunchbox, requiring stitches, but he claims it was an accident.
    Gemma:Do you know what an accident is?
    Abel: Do you?
  • Ax-Crazy: The kid is only five years old and already is a violent psycho. Such as when he smacks a kid with a metal lunchbox and using a hammer to protect his brother.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: Not really. Jax and Wendy do make a cursory attempt to working out their relationship, but it comes to an end quickly and Wendy is shipped off to rehab. Gemma and Tara become Abel's main female caregivers.
  • Ill Boy: In the first season, due to the 'family flaw'.
  • Children Are Innocent: Because of this, Jax, Wendy, and Gemma know there are big problems when Abel begins to intentionally tell lies that are specifically intended to get Gemma in trouble.
  • Creepy Child: His dead-eyed stare and monotone can bring a chilling weight to scenes such as when he confronts his grandmother. At this point, Gemma has murdered Abel's mother, a fact that Abel has discovered thanks to overhearing her tearfully confess it to his non-verbal younger brother, calling the murder an "accident".
    Gemma: Why did you hit that boy with your lunch box.?
    Abel: It was an accident.
    Gemma: Sweetie, do you know what an accident is?
    Abel: (menacingly) Do you?
    • This is not to mention his scenes of self-harm, inflicted entirely to hurt his grandmother.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Ever since Tara's death he seems to be heading this way with deliberate self harm and accusing Gemma of child abuse.
  • From the Mouths of Babes: Abel routinely goes around dropping truth bombs. He spends a lot of time around adults who 'think' they're talking over his head. He hears so much that he often knows more individual secrets than the adults.
  • Innocence Lost:
    • When the Teller home is vandalized and a note is left saying 'No Son is Safe', Abel takes in on himself to stand guard over Thomas while wielding a very heavy hammer.
    • When he finds out that Gemma kills Tara, he takes it upon himself to get Gemma out of their lives since no one else seems to know or be doing anything. His intentional actions lead to Child Protective Services being called and Gemma being barred from being alone with the children.
  • Morality Pet: For Gemma.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: He's all of six years old and knowing that Gemma murdered his adoptive mother is vicious about protecting his younger brother Thomas. Abel is swinging a hammer around while saying no one will harm him.
  • Little Brother Is Watching / Like Father, Like Son: By the end of the series, five year old Abel is clearly learning to lie and manipulate others. He's also okay with using violence to protect those he loves, wielding a hammer when he thinks his younger brother, Thomas, might be in danger. Sounds a lot like Jax and Gemma, no?
  • Troubled Child: Abel is basically made of this in the final season following his mother's death.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Abel gets into fights, refuses to eat, and self-harms. The adults around him are trying to figure out what's wrong.
    Wendy:Abel's struggling, Jax... It's just the more that he misses [from school] the more he falls behind. I think that's adding to his frustration.
    Jax:He's five years old. He shouldn't be frustrated.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Abel understands that what Gemma did to Tara was wrong, that she is lying to everyone, that her lie is dangerous, and that she should be punished. Considering that Gemma's actions are the lynch-pin to all of season 7, Abel is actually the most well-informed character in the entire cast!

    Thomas Teller 

Played By: Sophia and Victoria Markov

The son of Jax and Tara.

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    Charles "Chucky" Marstein 

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Played By: Michael Marisi Ornstein

A prison friend of Otto's who was a bookkeeper for a Triad gang. Chuck proved to be rather paranoid and also afflicted with compulsive masturbation disorder that reared itself at inopportune times. Chuck has all but his index fingers cut off when his compulsive masturbation disorder became too much for Henry Lin to tolerate. When Chuck's services were no longer needed, Lin offered to trade Chuck back to SAMCRO but Clay refused. Tig, feeling sympathetic, offered to take Chuck and promised to set him up as the new bookkeeper at Luann's studio. This turned out to be a good move as Chuck has proved himself to be a capable accomplice on numerous occasions.


  • Bald of Awesome: He's demonstrated a surprisingly amount of competency after settling on utter loyalty to the Sons.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He might be a paranoid weirdo, but he's saved the Sons plenty of times whether it's providing a distraction, disposing of bodies in chili or providing two million dollars of counterfeit money.
  • Butt-Monkey: Things rarely go right for him; he's targeted in prison and eventually has his fingers sliced off.
  • Catchphrase: "I accept that."
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: In Season 5. First he speaks in limericks and when Gemma orders him to cut it out he begins to reply stuff in French. In Season 6 he plays a kazoo and speaks with it.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: He has a strange compulsion where he begins masturbating at random times, sometimes unaware that he's even doing it. Eventually, Henry Lin tires of it and has his hands...'adjusted'.
  • The Igor: His main job is to shuffle about doing miscellaneous work for the Sons.
  • Morality Pet: Bizarrely, for Tig, who saves him and gets him employed by the club.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Considering the nature of the show, Chucky sometimes acts as a source of Black Comedy, such as hiding heads in chili.
  • Stealing from the Till: What got him in trouble in the first place.
  • Undying Loyalty: Finally settles on this for the Sons after Tig rescues him from Henry Lin.

    Ally Lowen 
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Played By: Robin Weigert

A colleague of Rosen, and the new legal counsel of SAMCRO.


  • Amoral Attorney: She jokingly refers to which 'innocent' needs defending the most: the murderous motorcycle club or the morally ambiguous doctor. Subverted in Season 6, in which she's helping Tara build a case to divorce from Jax and take the children away from Charming.
  • Deadpan Snarker: "You do know I charge hourly, right?"
  • Hello, Attorney!: She's very attractive.
  • Miss Exposition: Her role with regards to all the legal going-ons with the club.

    Elliot Oswald 

A prominent businessman and ranch owner in Charming.


  • Adult Fear: The rape of his daughter is preceded by him helplessly trying to find his daughter at the carnival. It's affecting to see.
  • Bald of Awesome: He's no idiot and really helps the club from time to time.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: A rare sympathetic version. Elliot is a good man who loves his family and runs his business in a clean way, but still has ties to a criminal organisation and does on occasion do their bidding.
  • Deal with the Devil: He makes these deals with the Sons on a regular basis.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his dealings with the club, Elliot is a genuinely good person and loving father.
  • Non-Idle Rich: He's one of the richest people in Charming, and actually does things to help his town.
  • Papa Wolf: After his daughter is raped, his immediate reaction is to go to Clay for justice.
  • What You Are in the Dark: He's too inherently decent to mutilate someone, even someone who raped his daughter.

    Lowell Harland Jr 

Played By: Keir O'Donnell

A second-generation mechanic at Teller-Morrow and a drug addict.


    Rosen 

The club's lawyer.


    Lumpy Feldstein 

Played By: Michael Fairman

A local boxing club owner, a survivor of the Holocaust and a close friend of SAMCRO. Refusing to sell his clubhouse to an unknown buyer (revealed to the viewers to be Jacob Hale, Jr.) he finds himself and the clubhouse under increasing threats of violence.


  • Cool Old Guy: Lumpy is pretty damn cool; he owns his own boxing club, is still involved in the training and is a Retired Badass.
  • Odd Friendship: Had a tentative one with Darby, the leader of the local Neo-Nazi movement.
  • Retired Badass: He has a host of boxing trophies, and isn't afraid of anyone.

    Neeta 

Played By: Cleo King

Abel's baby-sitter. Following Abel's kidnapping, she hasn't appeared on the show.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Doesn't appear once after the third season begins, not even to show up the next day and be told they don't need her.


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