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Siobhan Roy
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Biographical Information
Real Name: Siobhan Roy
Title: President of Domestic Operations in Waystar Royco

Political Consultant Shareholder of Waystar Royco

Current Location: United States
Wife: Tom Wambsgans
Parents: Logan Roy (Father)

Caroline Collingwood (Mother)

Siblings: Kendall Roy (Brother)

Roman Roy (Brother)
Connor Roy (Half Brother)

Family: Ewan Roy (Uncle)

Gregory Hirsch (first cousin once removed)
Rava Roy (Sister-In-Law)
Iverson Roy (Nephew)
Sophie Roy (Niece)
Gerri Kellman (Godmother)

Affiliations: Waystar Royco

The Roy Family

Physical Description
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5
Character Information
First appearance: Celebration
Portrayed by: Sarah Snook
GALLERY


Siobhan "Shiv" Roy is the only daughter in The Roy Family. She possesses natural leadership instincts but would rather wield her talents in politics.

Early Life[]

Shiv grew up alongside her siblings, but left for America when Logan divorced their mother, Caroline. After working as a political consultant for Joyce Miller, she began to work for Gil Eavis.

Season 1[]

While everyone is preparing for Logan's 80th birthday, Shiv and her boyfriend Tom Wambsgans are out birthday shopping for him. Tom wants to get him the perfect gift and ultimately decides on an expensive watch. Though Shiv warns him that Logan won't like it, because he doesn't like material gifts.

That evening, Shiv and the rest of her family celebrate Logan's 80th birthday and are introduced to Greg Hirsch. Logan calls for a meeting with all his children and presents them with papers to sign, leaving his wife Marcia Roy as successor to the company. He also announces that he will not be stepping down, before adding Ken already signed. Everyone else says they'll get their lawyers to look it. Ken is upset at what his father did and a fight breaks out between the siblings. Ken confronts his father, but he stands his ground. They stop when Marcia calls them all for dinner.

After dinner they decide to enjoy their traditional game of baseball, arriving by helicopter on an already set up field. Ken tries to negotiate with Roman and Shiv but they both reject his proposal to make him successor with them as COO. After the game, Logan instructs his kids to fly in his helicopter, and after a fight breaks out he sustains a stroke. [1]

After Logan's stroke, the brothers are all trying to do damage control. They green light obituaries for the media to run, after the doctor informs them Logan had a hemorrhage stroke and is currently unconscious and unresponsive. When Gerri Killman and Karolina Novotney arrive, they still haven't decided who should become CEO in Logan's absence, information they need before the stock markets open. They agree to go with a statement that nothing happened. There is a hostile moment between Shiv and Marcia who disagree on whether or not to move Logan to a better hospital. Marcia wins. And while Connor thinks that they should sign the papers for their dad, everyone else disagrees. Upon hearing Greg is returning to the apartment Shiv asks him a not to retrieve the envelopes Roman asked for, as a personal favor to her. During the next few hours, Shiv and Roman get into a physical fight, Greg returns without the papers, and Tom proposes. Eventually, they decide Kendall will be CEO and Roman will be COO. [2]

Shiv is still upset with Marcia for pulling rank and not letting her see her father and hires an old paramour, Nate Sofrelli to conduct a background check on Logan’s third wife. That day when Shiv again comes to her father's apartment she ignores Marcia to go up and see him. Unfortunately, things take an awkward turn when her father mistakes her for someone else and makes sexual advances on her. When she comes downstairs, Marcia confronts her about the background check. [3]

While getting ready for the morning, Shiv and Tom discuss that night's charity event and Tom insists it's the first one he's been allowed to attend. Shiv’s morning is ruined when the husband of one of her political clients, who is running to be a senator, accidentally posts a photo of his butt on social media. Shiv sends the rest of her day trying to do damage control. Before the ball, Tom discusses the rape and murder allegations of the Cruise Line Scandal to both Greg and Shiv. [4] Weeks later, Tom grows increasingly concerned about the terms of his prenuptial agreement with Shiv. [5]

Shiv explores her options in D.C with her ex-boyfriend Nate and is considering working with Gil Eavis, her father’s political nemesis, possibly getting him into the White House. Shiv and Nate spend the night together but in separate rooms. Nate is trying to start up a relationship with her, even though they are both engaged. [6]

Logan agrees to a weekend-long family therapy session at Connor's New Mexico ranch. Unbeknown to most of The Family, he's arranged to have it double as a publicity stunt. Shiv and Tom arrived at the ranch and Tom agrees (without any prompting from Shiv) to be on whatever side his fiancée is. Unbeknownst to him, Shiv is considering reconciling with her ex-boyfriend Nate both romantically and on a business deal. Halfway through the first day, Shiv leaves the group to go take a meeting with Gil Eavis. After the meeting, Siv and Nate have a sexual encounter in his car. By the end the first day, everyone is at Connor's Ranch and mad at each other. Logan insults Tom, which upsets Shiv, and she leaves crying. Logan also knows about Shiv's meeting.[7]

Tom is excited for his bachelor party and Shiv gives him the green light to do what he wants. Though this starts a round of phone calls to Shiv. She tells him not to worry about it, as she is busy working with Gil, and unbeknownst to Tom, Nate as well, who is constantly trying to start up a relationship with her again. She declines but allows continuing flirting and touching. Eventually, the two are in bed together, but Shiv doesn't seem to consider this cheating, as both her and Tom have the green light.

Before the night is over, Shiv and Logan have dinner together. The two get into an argument and leave before they can eat. That night Marcia calls Shiv, to tell her that Logan can no longer come to her wedding. Claiming that he is too sick. [8]

The Roy family assembles in England for her wedding. The Roy children all meet with their mother, Caroline Collingwood outside of the wedding venue. Caroline has a rather dark sense of humor and is not afraid of stepping on anyone's toes. During the big party before the wedding, Shiv has a couple of conversations with Gil and at one point, even her brothers, Ken and Roman, come over. Roman tries to start some drama, but no one is taking the bait. Shiv is later talking to Tabitha, but quickly leaves when she sees Tom and Nate are talking. Nate introduces himself to Tom and informs him that Shiv and Nate used to date. Tom pulls Shiv away and she plays off that Nate is just an old friend of Ken's from when they used to work together in Shanghai. Shiv then changes the conversation to Tom's cover-up of the cruise files. She decides she wants more details about it and asks for them. Tom reluctantly agrees.

Shiv and Nate have an intimate conversation outside and are witnessed by Greg. Logan makes his grand entrance by helicopter more than halfway through the party. He has a small, but heated exchange with her. Before going to bed, Logan finds himself on the staircase along with her political ally and his opponent, Gil. The two men have an exchange of words before they separate. Afterwards, Logan's wife, Marcia ,has some choice and rude words for Shiv. Before the night is over Shiv, Ken and Roman all meet down at the docks like they used to. They realized they forgot to invite Connor. They all get a little high and just talk.

Shiv meets with Gerri to discuss Tom. She has no problem with them and trying to say what they want about her political candidate Gil, but once they get to the final rounds of the elections, all negative press must stop. In addition, she is also angling to get Tom, either moved away, or moved up, from his current position at Waystar Royco to ensure he doesn't take the fall for anything to do with the cruise line covering up. The next morning Shiv is preparing for her wedding. She gets into a old white car with her father, who is now comforting her. He is much kinder and even has some sweet words for her. [9]

The day of Shiv and Tom's wedding has finally arrived. Both of their entire families have gathered around to take photos. There is a small squabble when Shiv and Tom Wambsgans ask for Willa to not be in the sibling/partner photo, however, Connor says he is prepared to make a scene, so they allow it. The reception finally starts, and everyone except Ken is at the front of the room with the bride and groom. All of The Roys give a nice speech to them, including her mother and father.

Logan gathers his kids in a separate room to inform them of Ken’s takeover of the company. He leaves them to bully their brother before entering again himself. Ken is excused and they discussed their own battle plan. Later, Tom and Shiv sneaked away from their own reception and are in their private rooms. Shiv informs Tom she's not sure if she wants a monogamous relationship. She also confesses her affair with Nate. Before consummating their marriage, Tom asks if he can kick Nate out and Shiv agrees. [10]

Season 2[]

While on her honeymoon, they on the phone with Roman and Gerri who are in Japan while they are discussing Ken's TV news appearance. Shiv and Tom talk about the possibilities of their open marriage and Tom's new job at Waystar Royco. They decide to cut their honeymoon short and go to the Hamptons to see her family. Later that afternoon the rest of the siblings meet up, and Roman demands to know what changed Ken’s mind about betraying the family. Ken says nothing. At lunch, after this food is replaced with pizza once a dead raccoon is discovered. The rest of the family demands to know why Ken is allowed back into the family fold so easily. Roman and him now even share the position of COO. Logan ignores them and asks if he should keep or sell the company. They all begin to voice their opinions, before Logan decides to have them brought into his office one by one with an explanation behind to their reasoning.

Shiv is brought in second, where Logan wastes no time in informing her that he wants his daughter to run the company. She agrees, and they both decide to keep things quiet for now until more details can be sorted out. Once she goes outside she tells Tom, her father has agreed to move him to Chair of Global Broadcast News at ATN, but says nothing of her new position. On the last night at dinner Logan abruptly takes off early and brings Ken with him. and they fly back to to New York. [11]

Days later at Ken's daughter's birthday, three of the siblings are called away for an impromptu meeting with their father. They watch Stewy’s TV interview, insisting that Logan is too old and out of the loop to run his company. They discuss how to counter attack, and go with Shiv's proposal to immediately fire back a statement that day. The next morning while getting ready Shiv tries to discuss her excitement over their open relationship, that Tom doesn't say much. At work Nate asks Shiv is not to say anything about their affair because his wife doesn't know. She is uninterested, insisting it's his problem. After a meeting, Gil Eavis tells Shiv he is promoting her to Chief of Staff for his political campaign. [12]

Connor and Willa Ferreyra host a soiré to mark their return to New York. The night takes an unexpected turn when Tom and her agree to have a double date with him and Tabitha. That night Shiv visits her father to talk company strategy. Marcia takes note of how Logan finds a reason for her to leave the room, while they talk in private. Logan wants Shiv to come in for six months to work with Gerri, another six months in Hong Kong, and 12 months with him, along with other strattagy projects, that would take up to three years before Logan feels she's ready to come in. Shiv unhappy with this time frame, wants to fast-track it.

The siblings double date takes place at Roman's apartment. The dinner begins slow but picks up when the siblings start making fun of Tom. He quickly shuts it down, and the atmosphere at the dinner is brought down. After dinner, Shiv informs Tom that her father giving her the company, and found out while at the Hamptons. Tom asks if their plan is still for him to inherit the company, She confirms it is, and hug while Tom looks confused and hurt.

The next morning, Shiv makes a joke about Gill wanting to sanitize his hands after shaking a New Yorker's hand he met not the street. It ends in an argument and Shiv quits, while simultaneously being fired. [12]

After watching Connor's video to announce his presidential campaign run, Logan sends her to talk him out of eliminating taxes. While at her brothers she relays the information, he doesn't say much but does want her to come work with him. She agrees to think about it. After he leaves she tags along with Willa, hoping to get through to her brother that way, but ends up meeting one of her attractive actor comrades. The two end up spending the night together. The next morning Connor has released his video. [13]

Tom and Shiv ride in together for her first day, and discussing the possible controversial employee Mark Ravenhead, their best anchor who is possibly a Nazi sympathizer and has protesters for and against his firing outside the building. While celebrating the start of her taking over the company, she and Logan are interrupted by Ken, but both insist she being there is nothing. Shiv overlooks her first board meeting with her dad. Once Logan arrives they start discussing Pierce News merger. They also discuss Mark Ravenhead and wanting to determine if he is a Nazi supporter. During a routine meeting with Gerri she is able to determine something suspicious about Ken. Gerri admits he has been shoplifting and may have been covering it. Ken almost immediately walks in and she no longer is sure how to act around him. He takes note. That afternoon, upon hearing gunshots she is immediately rushed with her father to a secure safe room. She calls her husband to find out he is barricaded in an office room with security. Soon, Rhea Jarrell is ushered into the safe room, and no one can find Ken. Eventually, Ken is brought into the room. The topic of the merger comes up and Ken is able to determine the only problem was they wanted more money. Rhea unofficially confirms his suspicion. Eventually it is determined the gunshot was from a suicide, and they are allowed to leave. [14]

The Roy children all return from England after doing some business. Tom is eager to find out what Shiv has been up to, but she is preoccupied. At the estate, Logan officially informs his family they will be binding Pierce Media. However before any deals can be made, the Pierce Family wants to ensure they are selling to good people and Logan demands a sharp and crisp image from everyone. They helicopter in and greet the Pierce family outside before making their way inside. Both families are mingling and Logan even gives a speech after Nan Pierce encourages him to. Logan soon herds his entire family into a small room, telling everyone to do better. He scolds Shiv for her rude joke, tells Connor to stop talking politics, and reminds Roman to be more polite before he ushers everyone back out. That night at dinner, everyone is having rather cordial conversations. The topic of Tom's work at ATN comes up and everyone begins to insult him. He smiles and takes it like a champ. But soon excuses himself with Shiv, to take a fake call about their dog, Mondale. They have a quick meeting to discuss what to do as both are beginning to panic. The question of who will succeed Logan comes up, and Shiv announces she will be taking over the company. Her father in a spout of anger quickly shuts-down the conversation. An awkward silence ensues until Nan suggests everyone go for a walk. While everyone is stargazing, Shiv is freaking out with Tom, over dinner.[15]

The next morning Ken wakes up naked and alone and appears to have defecated in the bed. After breakfast Nan and Naomi have a private meeting with Logan, Shiv and Ken. They agreed to sell their company, but after hearing the list of condition, including Shiv be his successor, Logan gets upset and leaves. Once they arrived back in New York, the Pierce family has changed their minds and agree to the terms. Everyone celebrates over champagne. [15]

Shiv is in New York and shadowing Frank Vernon for the day. A magazine has been tipped off about the Cruise Line Scandal and are going to go public within 36 hours. The Roy's conference in Shiv for her suggestions, but ultimately go with Ken's idea of playing hardball and threatening to sue. They all agree to immediately wrap up things with the Pierce family and Logan asks Shiv to fly down. Shiv shows up that night to find Tom flirting. She informs him about the Cruise-Lines scandal and he's worried they're going to use him as a scapegoat. The trail started with Mo who was involved, Bill helped cover things up, and Tom was in charge for the last couple of months. Even having Greg shred documents. Shiv assures him, he will be fine. [16]

In a private room everyone goes over the information on their phones. The magazine moved their story up after being bullied by the family. The article informs how Mo demanded sex in order for the dancers to keep their jobs, and if they declined were fired and blacklisted from other events. They ask Shiv to be on the panel, but she says she's not involved. After trying to make a quiet escape, they have been barred it with people canceling meetings with Logan. Before eating, Logan vomits, a possible combination of altitude sickness and the current events. After, Shiv meets with Rhea to discuss The Pierce Family. She admits she wants the deal to go through because it would create a good paycheck for herself. Rhea also convinces Shiv to be on the panel. Not long before presentation, Shiv shows up, wanting on the panel. Everyone argues and they try to knock Roman off. Logan decides all three of them will go. Once onstage, Shiv and Kendall dominate the conversation with Shiv acknowledging how serious the situation is, while also repeating it happened a long time ago, and jokes about her father being a dinosaur. Kendall agrees the accusations are horrible and will be dealt with swiftly. After the conference, they all get into a fight, where Roman makes another smart-aleck comment and is struck in the face by his dad, knocking out a tooth. Ken immediately stands up for his brother, yelling at his father to never do that again. [16]

Shiv deciding to fly to London

Shiv is purposely left out of a meeting during her father's party and is downstairs talking with Tom. The next day at work Tom confirms with his wife that the cruise-line questioning, is all a formality. He once again asks her if her father would throw him under the bus, and she again says he would not. Shiv decides to go to London to confront her father. Once in London she is unable to locate him. She has dinner with Rhea who offers her, her old job with The Pierce family. A trap she had laid out for the young woman, with the permission of her father. Shiv weighs her options. [17]

Shiv and Roman meet up in London and buy junk food before visiting their mom. Caroline is quick with her passive-aggressive behavior and serves them pigeon pie. She cuts to the reason they are there and asks how much money Logan is offering. Roman who was previously informed by his father he could go between 10 million but no more than 50 million. Caroline is immediately confident that was a lie. She demands the Summer Home, worth 120 million, or a simple 20 million but she gets the kids every Christmas. Claiming it will be Logan who decides. Wanting to make him choose. Shiv tracks down her dad and ask where she stands in the company. Though he doesn't give her a clear answer, he demands to know what she was thinking about working with The Pierce Family. The rest of them go back to New York without her.

Everyone gathered in upper East New York to watch the opening night for Sand written by Willa. Connor and Willa give a small speech, and Willa admits the play's dialogue is still 40% unfinished. After, Shiv awkwardly greets Chris and Tom realizes he is the guy she slept with. The next day, they are doing a voice recording for their father's upcoming 50th business anniversary in Scotland. In the waiting rooms Shiv brings up her distrust of Rhea, but her brothers aren't overly interested. Later that day, Roy family take a private plane to Scotland. Shiv brings up her father's and Rhea's possible affair with Marcia, but Marcia does not bite. Once at the hotel Shiv confronts Rhea about her power move to try and take the company. Before diner, the family gathers for a small meeting over drinks. Shiv convince Tom to go flirt with Rhea. while all gathered, Shiv motions for the waiter to poor up Rhea's drink, only to verbally stop him, saying out loud “no, she doesn't drink” adding Rhea is also a liberal. Knowing this would upset her father. Rhea attempt to smooth things over with the speech, purposely mentioning Logan's mother and sister after being advised to by Ken. This further irritates Logan. It's clear both siblings have it out for her. [18]

The next day, what was supposed to be a tour of Logan's childhood home, ends abruptly when he only rolls down his window from the car before leaving moments later. Everyone makes their way to their own waiting cars, but Gerri informs her about the whistleblower. Not wanting to bother Logan, Shiv gives permission for $20 million. Before the big party, all the siblings are gathered in a room and Shiv brings up her distrust of Rhea. However, none of her brothers believe her.

Ewan and Greg

Shiv has a small argument with Tom about Rhea before entering their father's Gala. Rhea quiets everyone for Logan's arrival. He is very surprised and immediately leaves the venue only to return minutes later. Logan finds her and they agree to call a truce for the night. She presents him with a scrapbook of all the places they have lived. Gerri assured her away into a miniature company meeting. The whistleblower refused $20 million. He wants to go public. Shiv makes the choice to keep her father out of the loop, letting him enjoy the night.

Ken rapping for his father

Everyone is seated for speeches. Where Ken surprises everyone with a rap, showing off his jersey underneath his dress jacket. During his children's video speeches Siobhan gives her father the go-ahead about his successor. Logan announces Rhea as his new successor. Much to the shock and surprise of everyone. [18]

Getting ready to 'Kill Bill'

The Roy Family had previously discussed using Bill Lockheart but are forced to change tactics when he surprises them at the hearings. Tom is the first one called to the stand. In his panic, he even claims to not known who Greg is when confronted about missing documents over Thanksgiving. Tom arrives back into the boardroom in disarray. His wife tries to calm him and promises the rest of the room she has a way out. She meets with Gil and Nate in private and tries to broker a deal, but Gil is uninterested. Shiv offers Bill, but realizes they have a witness. [19]

Shiv talking to the witness

Logan sends Shiv and Rhea go to talk to the witness. Inside the car, Rhea refuses, she doesn't feel right about trying to coerce of sexual-assault victim. Shiv goes alone and coerces the woman into backing out, with the promise of millions and that she will personally put a stop to the men that were involved in the cruise-line scandals. Shiv is cheered a hero. That night after celebrating, Logan and Shiv are watching and he confirms they need a blood sacrifice. [19]

Arguing

Shiv and Tom immediately make their way to their room. Shiv informs her husband she has made plans for them to have three-some with one of the female employees on the yacht. Tom isn't overly excited, and when the night eventually arrives, he ends up declining. Tom brings up how he never wanted an open marriage and a piece of him is angry at her for bringing it up to him on their wedding night. Trying to make things up to him, they travel around from island to island looking for a special place to make love. Tom is very picky and when they do settle on one, they end up getting into an argument. Tom confesses he's unhappy with her and their relationship. [20]

Looking for a sacrifice

Everyone is again relaxing around the yacht, when Logan tells him to enjoy themselves and be ready for dinner soon. Everyone is slightly on edge at his odd comment. The next day at breakfast Logan announces they need a blood sacrifice. He asks for ideas on what to do, promising whoever volunteers would be taken care of. Everyone begins to slowly talk more and more poorly about each other. Before a real argument starts, Logan breaks it up. Shiv finds her dad and asks if Tom will be thrown to the sharks, Logan says he is not after him. She also asks why she wasn't good enough, but doesn't really give her a solid answer. The two makeup and Logan apologizes for not having more faith in her. That night at dinner Logan announces that Ken will be going to prison. The rest of the dinner remains very quiet. The next morning Greg and Ken fly to New York to announce that he will be taking the blame for the cruise line scandal. Logan and Shiv are the only two that watch his interview. Ken looks over the crowd tell the news reporters that his dad was in full compliance and knew exactly what was going on. [20]

Notes[]

  • Siobhan is pronounced Shi-VAWN.
  • Shiv Roy and Tom Wambsgans are unofficially engaged. [2]
  • Shiv and Tom are openly engaged. [3]
  • Shiv and Tom are getting ready for their wedding, and looking into pre-nups. [5]
  • Shiv and Nate Sofrelli hook up. [8]
  • Connor was going to give Shiv away at her wedding in their father's absence. [9]
  • Gerri Killman is Shiv's Godmother. [9]
  • Greg Hirsch informs Tom of Shiv's cheating. Tom ignores him. [9]
  • Shiv is promoted to Chief of Staff for Gil Eavis before quitting a day or so later. [12]
  • Logan's plan for Shiv was; Six months with Gerri, six months with Karl. Hong Kong for, say, another 12. Uh, Berlin, or London. Management training program for six. Come back, spend 12 months alongside me. And when you're ready, He'd step aside.
  • Shiv hooked up with a guy, as part of her new open relationship with Tom. Tom declined to know the details. [13]
  • Shiv is being brought into Waystar Royco to start her hands-on training with Logan Roy. [13]
  • Shiv was brought into Waystar Royco for her hands-on training with Logan Roy. [14]
  • Kendall Roy shop lifting is an open secret to Gerri, Logan, Shiv, Jess Jordan, and Colin. [14]
  • Announces she will be taking over for Waystar Royco. [15]

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