Constance Spano
Connie Portrait
Biographical Information
Name: Constance Spano
Status: Deceased[1]
Date of death: 2009[1]
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Education: Harvard University
Alias(es): Connie
Career Information
Profession: Senator
White House Communications Director
Family Information
Marital status: Remarried
Spouse(s): David Levinson
Significant other(s): Julius Levinson (father-in-law)
Played by: Margaret Colin
First appearance: Independence Day
Last appearance: Independence Day: Crucible
See, now, it wasn't just my career. It was the biggest opportunity of my life. I wanted my life to make a difference. I wanted my life to mean something.

Constance Spano (died 2009) was U.S. President Thomas Whitmore's White House Communications Director and wife of David Levinson. In 1999, Constance became a U.S. Senator of Nevada.[1]



Constance was friends with Thomas Whitmore during their time in Harvard University. While finishing her education, she first fell in love with David Levinson. The couple married after their graduation in 1986.[2]

Constance later pursued a career as a campaign staffer for Whitmore's first run for political office and subsequently as Whitmore's communications director, helping write speeches and coordinate press reactions. Over the years, Constance developed into the President's most trusted adviser.[3]

After her acceptance in Whitmore's campaign, Constance's marriage took a turn when she became dissatisfied with her husband's "unambiguous career aspirations." Due to her closeness to Whitmore, David falsely assumed Constance was having an affair with the President in which a physical altercation occurred between them, much to Constance's anger and embarrassment. This ultimately caused Constance to divorce David.

War of 1996Edit

During the events of the alien invasion of 1996, Constance stuck close by the President and coincidentally her ex-husband. Constance initially dismissed David's warnings to leave Washington, D.C. until David finally traveled to Washington and explaining to her about the aliens' hostile intentions for Earth. She then allowed David access to Whitmore and showing him the dire news. Constance escaped from the destruction of Washington on Air Force One and ending up at Area 51.

In the darkest hour of the invasion, she admitted to David that she "never stopped loving" him. Constance and David played witness to the marriage of Captain Steven Hiller and Jasmine Dubrow. She and David finally reconciled their past differences and reconnected.


Within a year after the War of 1996, Constance decided to quit her job and became a Senator.[1] In 2009, Constance was tragically killed in a car accident.[1]


Memorable QuotesEdit

They're not attacking your policies, they're attacking your age.

- Constance on Whitmore's public image.

"...addressing Congress, Whitmore seems less like the President and more like the orphan child Oliver asking, 'please sir, I'd like some more.'"

- Constance reading a newspaper article on President Whitmore.

Well, the Orange County Dispatch has voted you one of the 10 sexiest men of the year.

- Constance telling a piece of good news to Whitmore.

Our official position is we have no official position.
Well, in case you haven't noticed, we are having a little bit of a crisis here!

- Constance arguing with David on the phone.

Love was never our problem.

- Constance talking about her relationship with David.


Behind the ScenesEdit

  • Constance was originally cast by Ally Walker.
  • Ironically, Margaret Colin went on to play the First Lady in the 2004 film First Daughter.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Independence Day: Crucible
  2. How I Saved the World
  3. Independence Day: Official Novelization
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