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President Laura Roslin

President Laura Roslin from Battlestar Galactica played by Mary McDonnell.

President Laura Roslin is a fictional female Kobolian ( 2003 ) president in the Battlestar Galactica television series who was portrayed on screen by Mary McDonnell. When the Cylons launch their attack, she is the most senior govenment figure of the colonies to have survived. Laura is the Secretary of State for Education and is promoted to Madam President. Her reign she believes will not last long, it is discovered that she is suffering from cancer which will eventually kill her.

She comes into conflict with Commander William Adama when she seems to sanction Lt. Kara Thrace ( Starbuck ) unauthorised return to Caprica to collect an arrow that will help in their quest to find Earth. Her sanctioning causing Adama to place her under arrest. Her arrest causes tension in the fleet.

When the election occurs at the end of her term, she looses to Dr. Gaius Baltar and subsequently steps down.

When Hera Agathon is born, Laura orders that the child be hidden. If word gets out that the child has surivived, it will cause frictions within the fleet which she doesn't want. Lt. Karl Agathon ( Helo ) hears that Hera is alive when Boomer seeks sanctuary onboard the Battlestar Galactica. A rescue mission to rescue Hera is carried out and is successful.

Laura has a reoccurring dream of chasing Hera Agathon along a corridor in a large opera house. At the end of the corridor, Baltar and a Number Six pick up Hera and step into the next room. It turns out to be very prophetic and a near exact copy of her dream happens in real life.

Although Adama has Laura arrested, the two become close and find comfort in one another's arms. Laura finally succumbs to the cancer but only after she has reached Earth and dies alone with William Adama.

President Laura Roslin Facts


Gender/SexFemale
Alien RaceKobolian ( 2003 )
AllegianceThe Battlestar Galactica
ActorMary McDonnell
NationalityAmerican

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Paul Hoskin
Mary Mcdonnell is a major babe!
just me
ROSLIN FOR PRESIDENT 2008