Dinah Laurel Lance Katie Cassidy-39
Dinah Laurel Lance
Birthdate 1985 (age 31)
Family * Quentin Lance (father)
Occupation Lawyer
Species Human

Status Alive

Played by Katie Cassidy
First seen Pilot (Arrow)
Last seen Masters of Their Fates
Dinah Laurel Lance is a lawyer from Star City, and former lover of its city's vigilante Oliver Queen/The Arrow, currently the legal guardian of Sara's friend Cindy (better known as Sin) following her sister's murder. She is also the vigilante known as Black Canary.


Early Life

Canary Season 1

In Big Game, she has been working to protect the innocent for six months as the new head of Team Arrow. She feels tremendous guilt for Felicity's murder by Blake Reed and attempts to stop him herself to no avail. Reed ends up killing Amanda Waller before he himself is killed in a duel by a vengeful Oliver. She and Oliver have "grief sex". Afterward, he passes out due to being shot by a neurotoxin-filled bullet and Laurel transports him to the hospital.

In the neurotoxin-induced dream during What Might Have Been, she and Oliver are married and expecting their first child. Dream!Laurel eventually dies in childbirth. In the real world, she is by Oliver's bedside when he wakes up. She is accepting as they discuss his need to be a better man but cuts their conversation short to tend to Quentin.

In What Might Have Been,

In Generosity Overreach,

In An Extra Incentive,

In Laurel's Sin,

In Lover's Quarrel,

In Our Truth,

In The Phantasm,

In My Demons,

Canary Season 2

In H.I.V.E.,

In Ab Initio,

In A League Of Their Own,

In The Longbow Hunters,

In Adam Raised A Cain,

In You Have Failed This City,


Canary Season 3

In The Storm,

In There Is Healing,

In Rebirth,

In I Don't Belong,

In Follow You Down,

In The Prisoner,

In The Kindness of Strangers,

Canary Season 4

In See You Again,

In Green/Black/White/Red/Gold,

In Glorious,

In Anti-Life,

In Apokaliptic Designs,

Canary Season 5

Canary Season 6

Birds of Prey Season 1

In Nothing To Fear,

In No Hero,

In Broken Arrows,

In The Knights of Midway City,

In Dark Angel (episode),

In Anarky,

In Changes,

In Lay Down This Armor,

In Divine Justice,

In Family, Part 2

In Family, Part 2,

In The Ruins, Part 1,

In The Ruins, Part 2,

In The Ruins, Part 3,

In Blood Eagle,

In The Huntress,

In The Ties That Bind, Part 1,

In The Ties That Bind, Part 2,

Birds of Prey Season 2

In The Things We Can't Outrun, Part 1,

In The Things We Can't Outrun, Part 2,

In Moving On, Part 1: Don't Fight It,

In Moving On, Part 2: Angel With A Shotgun,

In Moving On, Part 3: Shadows of the Past,

In Moving On, Part 4: The Price,

In Moving On, Part 5: Something Wicked,

In Moving On, Part 6: Bury My Love,

In Secret Six, Part 1,

In Secret Six, Part 2: Blue Roses,

In Secret Six, Part 3: Can You Feel My Heart,

In Secret Six, Part 4: No Rest For The Wicked,

In Eyes Shut,

In Fearless,

In Green Arrow & Black Canary,

In I'd Rather Be in Love,

In But Fear Itself,

In Dying Is An Art,

In Tower of Babel, Part 1,

In Tower of Babel, Part 2,

Birds of Prey Season 3

In Don't Fear The Reaper, Part 1,

In Don't Fear The Reaper, Part 2,

In Don't Fear The Reaper, Part 3,

In Dangerous Habits,

In Original Sins,

In Cheryl (episode),

In Now and Then,

In Red Rain,

In Body & Soul,

In Trinity (episode),

In Enemy Mine,

In Cry For Justice,

In Here With Me,

In Gemini,

In The Cure,

In The Kill,

In Perspectives,

In Rise & Fall,

In 30 Days Of Night,

In Devils & Dust,

In Sisters,

In Save My City,

Birds of Prey Season 4

In Black Arrow,

In Song For The Broken,

In Like You,

In Please Don't Go,

In My Last Breath,

In Laurel's Sacrifice,

In Superhero Club,

In The Prometheus Project, Part 1,

In The Prometheus Project, Part 2,

In Not Easy,

In Shiva,

In Devil's Eyes, Part 1,

In Devil's Eyes, Part 2,

In Root Cause,

In Whispers,

In Boundaries,

In With You,

In Brainiac (episode),

In Control, Part 1,

In Control, Part 2,

Batman Season 1

In Three Years,

In The Sting,

In Beware The Batman,

In A Death in the Family,

In The Iceman Cometh,

In Oaths,

Supergirl Season 3

In Supergirl, Batwoman, and the Birds of Prey,

Batman Season 2

In Trump Card,

In Joke's On You,

In Two-Face,

In The Will To Act,

In Lazara,

In The Demon,

In Bones,

In Bloodstorm,

In Beautiful Lie,

In The Man Who Broke The Bat,

In Knightfall,

In Bulletproof,

In Take Your Time,

Supergirl Season 5

In Supercousins,

In You're A God,

In Long Time Traveler,

In War Sweater,

In Promises,

Batman Season 3

In Two of a Kind,

In Red Hood,

In Under The Hood,

In Legacy,

In Contagion,

In No Man's Land,

In No Man's Land: The Court of Owls,

In No Man's Land: Gotham's Bane,

In No Man's Land: Gotham's Reckoning,

In No Man's Land: Death Of The Family,

Birds of Prey Season 5

In Fire Escape,

In Old Friends, New Enemies,

In Decode,

In The Battle Within,

In Blood and Circuits,

In Sportsmaster,

In Tough Love,

In You Are My Sunshine,

In Revolution,

In God Mode,

In Shout,

In Faint,

In What The Little Bird Told Her,

In What Have You Done,

In Lovebirds,

In The Birds and the Bats,

In A Curse Between Us,

In Pound of Flesh,

In The Black Damn Canary, Part 1,

In The Black Damn Canary, Part 2,

Birds of Prey Season 6

In Longbow, Part 1,

In Longbow, Part 2,

In Longbow, Part 3,

In Axes,

In Hellbent, Part 1: Huntress,

In Hellbent, Part 2: Heaven-Sent,

In Hellbent, Part 3: Public Enemies,

In Out of the Woods,

In Breaking Point,

In So Was I,

In Fractures,

In By Whatever Means Necessary,

In Green Canary,

In Vengeance is Justice,

In Always Trying to Save the World,

In Monster,


  • With 312 appearances (including canonical appearances from Arrow), Laurel is the most-appearing character on this wiki.

Episode Absence

In Canary Season 3, Laurel is absent in 1 episode:

In Canary Season 4, Laurel is absent in 2 episodes:


  • 145/145 (Birds of Prey)
  • 65/69 (Arrow)
  • 47/50 (Canary)
  • 28/36 (Batman)
  • 19/180 (Supergirl)
  • 5/36 (Constantine)
  • 3/3 (The Ruining)
  • 312 (total)

(Canary Season 1) (10/10)

(Canary S2) (10/10)

Convergence Appearances

(Canary Season 3) (9/10)

(Canary S4) (8/10)

(Canary S5) (10/10)

(Birds of Prey S1) (18/18)

(Birds of Prey S2) (20/20)

(Birds of Prey S3) (22/22)

(Batman S1) (6/13)

(Batman S2) (13/13)

(Batman S3) (10/10)

(Supergirl S4) (1/20)

(Birds of Prey S4) (20/20)

(Supergirl Season 5) (4/15)

(Birds of Prey S5) (20/20)

(Supergirl S6) (3/20)

(Supergirl S7) (4/20)

(Supergirl S8) (4/20)

(Supergirl S9) (2/20)

(Birds of Prey S6) (25/25)

(Constantine S2) (5/13)

(Birds of Prey S7) (20/20)

(The Ruining) (3/3)

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