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Carol Finnerty (in the middle)

Carol Finnerty is a supporting protagonist in White House Down.

She is John Cale's most important ally and was portrayed by actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.

White House Down[]

Carol gave John Cale his secret service interview and refused to hire him, citing a lack of motivation and laziness, despite the fact that the two were friends from college. Martin Walker, the head of security detail, tells her to go home, and she does, however, she stops after seeing the Capitol Building explode. After the White House takeover, she helps John Cale out for most of the film, giving him access codes to enter rooms and escape from terrorists, helping them navigate through the mansion and also attempted to negotiate with the mastermind, Walker, which backfired after Walker's wife, Muriel, revealed that she knew about the takeover. Carol promised that Muriel would spend the rest of her life in a federal prison for her involvement, and made good on this promise.

She thanks Cale for everything he has done after the ordeal.

White House Down Characters
Heroes John Cale - President James Sawyer - Emily Cale
Villains Martin Walker - Emil Stenz - Eli Raphelson
Allies Carol Finnerty - Donnie the Guide - General Caulfield
Henchmen Skip Tyler - Carl Killick - Conrad Cern - Motts - Vadim - Mulcahy - Ritter - Bobby - Chen
Other characters Melanie - Muriel Walker - Alison Sawyer - Amber Sawyer