Sep. 14, 2003
60 min.
HBO TV Network

Top Contributors

Carnivale tv show photo


Into each generation is born a creature of light and a creature of darkness... Carnivàl is set in the United States during the Great Depression. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle between free will and destiny; the storyline mixes Christian theology with gnosticism and Masonic lore.

Characters: #5 of 24 (Full List)
Previous Next

Iris Crowe Carnivale
2 Fans

Iris Crowe

Add to My Characters
  Played by:
Amy MadiganAmy Madigan
In the 1960s, Amy attended St. Philip Neri grammar school and Aquinas High School, both in Chicago, ...

Character Bio

Iris Crowe photo
Occupation: Spinster and housekeeper for her brother

Personality type: Capable, devoted

Signature style: Always with her brother

Seen by others as: easily dismissed

Weaknesses: Pride, her relationship with her brother

Strengths: Her strength, her ability to get things done

Iris Crowe backstory: Revernd Norman Balthus and his wife adopted Iris and her brother when they found them wandering in the wilderness, orphaned and alone. She grew up in a house of religious service. When her brother joined the ministry, she went with him to keep his house and help him in his ministry.

Iris Crowe is the older sister of Brother Justin and a devoted supporter of his ministry duties in California. Iris' significance in the series starts when Brother Justin informs her about the church board's plan to take away his new ministry. Shortly after, a fire in the church kills several orphans, but it remains unknown until the end of the first season that Iris was the arsonist. Radio show host Tommy Dolan, who arrived to help with the arson investigation, develops feelings for Iris, but a romance is hindered by Brother Justin's return from a week-long self-discovery trip. Dolan starts to uncover evidence pointing to Iris's guilt, but a strange twist at Iris' planned public confession results in Dolan's arrest as the culprit. To prevent the revelation of Brother Justin's true nature, Iris murders an innocent Okie, Eleanor. Late in the second season, Iris joins her foster father Norman in an ultimately unsuccessful plot against Brother Justin.

Episode Screenshots

01x02 - After the Ball Is Over
Season 1, Episode 02
01x03 - Tipton
Season 1, Episode 03
01x04 - Black Blizzard
Season 1, Episode 04
02x07 - Damascus, NE
Season 2, Episode 07
[More Episodes]

Iris Crowe Photos

powered by google images
Previous | Next   (1)
Previous: Sofie Next: Clayton 'Jonesy' Jones
You are successfully logged out.

ShareTV Login

Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Create Account

Verify Password

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Forgot Your Password?

Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.