In 1998, Malina landed the role of associate producer Jeremy Goodwin on Sorkin's "Sports Night," and in 2002, he joined the cast of "The West Wing" as communications director Will Bailey. For both series, Malina and his cast mates earned Screen Actors Guild nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble.
Malina had a recurring role on "The Larry Sanders Show" and appeared in the miniseries From the Earth to the Moon on HBO. His big-screen work includes Malice (1993), The American President (1995), Clockwatchers (1997), Bulworth (1998) and View from the Top (2003).
Olivia Pope leads a team of Washington, D.C., lawyers who specialize in making scandals disappear. As they secretly handle crises at the highest levels of government, the dysfunctional team must also cope with problems closer to home.