Leyla Toumi

Played By Karima McAdams

Joe Dempsie as Harry Clarke and Karima McAdams as Leyla Toumi in DEEP STATE. (L-R)Karima McAdams stars in DEEP STATE as “Leyla Toumi,” British-Iranian, early 30’s and in any other walk of life, Leyla would be the ultimate career woman. She’s disciplined, intelligent, fearless, loyal, desirable and intimidating in equal measure. Leyla’s life as an elite intelligence operative is all-encompassing

Karima McAdams trained at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and graduated in the summer of 2016. She went on to star in the fifth series of Vikings for MGM/History, playing the role of Greek abbess Kassia.


She had a supporting role opposite Helen McCrory and Sir Michael Gambon in the mini-series Fearless for Mammoth Screen/ITV, directed by Pete Travis. Deep State is Karima’s breakthrough lead role, in little over six months since leaving drama school.