Snoop Pearson

If you watch The Wire, I'm sure you've wondered about Snoop, the androgynous thug who nails up dead bodies in abandoned buildings, shops for nail guns at Home Depot, and talks in a husky voice that betrays a touch of sociopathy. She's unlike anything you've ever seen on TV - charismatic, a little scary, and strangely touching.

The Wire is as authentic as it gets, and Snoop always seemed like they had just plucked her off the street and put her in front of the camera. And so they did. Thanks Omar!