Shardene Innes
6620868 std
First appearance "The Target" (episode 1.01)
Last appearance "-30-" (episode 5.10)
Reason/Cause End of season
Occupation Former stripper
Aliases None
Gender Female
Age 30s
Spouse D'Angelo Barksdale (Ex boyfriend, deceased)
Lester Freamon (Boyfriend)
Children None
Kill Count None
Episode Count 11 episodes
Portrayed by Wendy Grantham

Shardene Innes is a fictional character on HBO drama The Wire, portrayed by Wendy Grantham.

Character storylineEdit

Season OneEdit

Shardene was a dancer at Orlando's, who deliberately ignored the illegal activity in the club because she wanted to make quick money. Her first meeting with D'Angelo Barksdale did not go well, but she soon agreed to go out with him. Shardene and D'Angelo moved in together after seeing each other for a few months, and it was going well until Detectives Freamon and Greggs showed her the body of Keesha, another dancer from the club. D'Angelo had told her the girl was taken to a hospital following an overdose at a party; in reality, she had (unbeknownst to him) been left to die, wrapped in a carpet, and dumped by Wee-Bey Brice. She felt betrayed by D'Angelo, and agreed to try to help the police however she safely could.

Shardene moved out of D'Angelo's place soon after this. Kima and Freamon wired her with a microphone, and she attempted to get close to Barksdale's conversations with little success. Frightened, Shardene begged to be allowed to stop, but Freamon persuaded her to help them determine the floorplan of the club so they could install a hidden camera in Avon Barksdale's office, which ultimately led them to catch Avon incriminating himself on video.

Season TwoEdit

Freamon and Shardene grew close during the investigation, and by season two, they were sharing an apartment. Though she was no longer a stripper (now a nursing student), she was able to help put the detectives in touch with some dancers when they were investigating the deaths of girls involved in the sex trade.

Season FiveEdit

In Season 5, in the series penultimate episode, Freamon hopes Shardene is awake because he is "in the mood for love" as he prepares to return home after a celebratory drinking session. She appeared in the series finale with Lester as they celebrated the "death" of his and McNulty's careers as police at a bar with several other policemen.