Dickens is from Alabama, so her southern accent is the real thing. She went to New York to lose her accent. Even so, directors will often ask her to use her southern accent, even if the role doesn't call for one.
Dickens graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Dickens has fond memories of her time on the set of "Deadwood" playing Joanie Stubbs, and still owns some of the hats she wore for the show.
Dickens had a reccurring role in "Sons of Anarchy" as Colette Jane, the owner of a successful escort agency.
Dickens plays reporter Kate Baldwin on the popular Netflix show "House of Cards."
Dickens "Fear the Walking Dead" character, Madison "Maddie" Clark, is a high school guidance counselor. Maddie, Dickens says, "is a badass. She’s fearless, she’s troubled; she’s dark, complicated and pretty focused. She’s strong and yet she has sort of a dark, questionable background."
When "Fear the Walking Dead" Season 3 returns, Maddie's story arc will continue to evolve, with Maddie, always a survivor, taking on more of a leadership role among the crew.
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