355 (died after 1780) was the code name of a female spy during the American Revolution, part of the Culper Ring. She was one of the first spies for the United States, but her real identity is unknown.
Based on true events, AGENT 355 combines adventure, romance, and espionage to bring to life this little-known story of a hero who risked her life to fight for freedom against all odds.
According to popular lore, a woman spy known only as Agent 355 helped George Washington win the American Revolution, serving as a key member of the Manhattan-Long Island intelligence network later dubbed the Culper Spy Ring.
The Culper Spy Ring was an American spy network operating during the War of American Independence that provided George Washington with information on British troop movements.
Ashley Romans portrays "Agent 355," who is a secret agent for an elite, covert task force. Agent 355 is a social chameleon, able to switch personas on a dime. She covers emotional scars and grief with bravado and confidence.
Of the many women who served in the OSS, field agent Virginia Hall was one of the most distinguished. Undaunted by her artificial leg, she created a spy network and helped organize and arm French commandos behind enemy lines. Posing as a dairy farmer, she scouted potential drop zones while herding cows.
Among other honorifics, George Washington—known as Agent 711 in the Culper Spy Ring—is often heralded as a great “spymaster,” and indeed, he was. Under Washington's astute watch, several networks of spies operated in both close-knit circles and far-reaching societies.
This is the only direct reference to Agent 355 in any of the Culper Ring documents. It is believed that she was a member of a prominent Loyalist family (British supporters) in New York City with easy access to British society and British officers.
Caleb Brewster (September 12, 1747 – February 13, 1827) was a member of the Culper spy ring during the American Revolutionary War, reporting to General George Washington through Major Benjamin Tallmadge.
It received generally negative reviews from critics and bombed at the box office, only grossing $27.8 million worldwide against its budget of $40–75 million and losing Universal an estimated $93 million and making it one of the biggest box office bombs in history.
The title is a reference to Agent 355, which was the codename of an unidentified female spy who fought for the Patriots during the American Revolution.
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A triple agent is a spy who pretends to be a double agent for one side, while they are truthfully a double agent for the other side. Unlike a re-doubled agent, who changes allegiance due to being compromised, a triple agent is usually considered to have been always loyal to their original side.
The late-coming The 355 twist reveals that Sheng and her father (making secret agent life a family affair, like the Spy Kids movies) were part of an MSS plan to see who would show up to bid on the drive. The MSS would use this information to attempt to bring down those who were involved in illegal activity.
1. Nathan Hale. Often dubbed “America's first spy,” Nathan Hale was a Yale graduate who served in Knowlton's Rangers, a short-lived Continental reconnaissance unit.
However, the movie did have its good moments. A stand-out component is the idea of female empowerment, even down to the title. “The 355” is named after the only female spy that George Washington hired during the American Revolution — whom he called “Agent 355” to keep her identity a secret.
In real life: The Abigail character was invented for the show. It's never been proven who Agent 355 (the code name assigned to her on the show) actually was.
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It also included Anna Strong, the spy believed to have gone by codename 355. Strong lived in Setauket on the Long Island coast. Her job was reportedly to relay signals to couriers smuggling intelligence through Long Island Sound to Tallmadge, stationed in Connecticut.
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Learn how Virginia Hall, woman with a prosthetic leg, became the most feared allied spy in WWII. See how she eluded Nazi capture and aided in a victory at D-Day.