Danette LeedsPlayed by Amy Seimetz


Poor and a young single mother -- neither, of course, by choice -- Danette is trapped in the cyclical hell of a battered-down life. The money she makes as a hairdresser goes immediately back into her rent (which she's chronically two months late on), her self-image (which she's increasingly unsatisfied with), booze (which there's never enough of), but none of it to her 15-year-old daughter Kallie, who she wishes would finally "just grow the hell up." But when Kallie goes missing in a city gripped with terror over the recent murders of teenage runaways, Danette will inch towards the revelation that her choices have had consequences, and that she is a mother, whether she wanted to be one or not.