The Clickbait cast includes Adrian Grenier, Betty Gabriel and Zoe Kazan. This info article contains minor spoilers for the 2021 Netflix series. Check out the Know the Cast section for more Vague Visages streaming guides.
Clickbait takes place in Oakland, California and explores social media culture. Pia Brewer clashes with her brother, Nick, and then learns that he’s been kidnapped and accused of mistreating women. She then investigates her sibling’s alleged secret life online, hoping to find out if he’s a victim or possibly a killer. Here’s a Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in the 2021 Netflix series Clickbait.
Clickbait Cast: Zoe Kazan as Pia Brewer
Character Profile: A nurse with a drinking problem. She investigates the circumstances of her brother Nick’s disappearance. Pia clashes with her sister-in-law, Sophie, over past familial issues.
Kazan’s Resume: Ruby Sparks in Ruby Sparks (2012), Chantry in What If (2013), Emily in The Big Sick (2017), Alice Longabaugh in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Andrea Martino in The Deuce (2017-19)
Clickbait Cast: Betty Gabriel as Sophie Brewer
Character Profile: Nick’s wife, a teacher at the Balfour School. She cheated on her husband just months before his disappearance. Sophie hopes to leave Oakland with her two sons.
Gabriel’s Resume: Laney Rucker in The Purge: Election Year (2016), Georgina in Get Out (2017), Nari in Unfriended: Dark Web (2018), Maling in Westworld (2018), Pam Duffy in Defending Jacob (2020)
Clickbait Cast: Phoenix Raei as Roshan Amir
Character Profile: An Oakland investigator who looks into Nick’s disappearance. He’s a motivated worker who senses racism within his department. Roshan refuses sexual advances from Pia in order to protect his career.
Raei’s Resume: Lachy in Mustangs FC (2017), Mercuccio in Romeo (2017), Amir in Romper Stomper (2018), Javad Shahrokh in Stateless (2020), Ash in The Heights (2019-20)
Clickbait Cast: Adrian Grenier as Nick Brewer
Character Profile: Pia’s brother, a physical therapist who works at the University of Oakland. He’s accused of victimizing women and disappears after showing up in a viral video. Pia tries to find out if Nick manipulated women online while married to Sophie.
Grenier’s Resume: Chase Hammond in Drive Me Crazy (1999), Vincent Chase in Entourage (2004-11), Nate in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Joe Callisto in Mission Force One (2015-17), Sean McAllister in Far More (2021)
Clickbait Cast: Abraham Lim as Ben Park
Character Profile: A reporter for GBZ Online. He’s a career opportunist who discovers that one of Nick’s alleged girlfriends committed suicide. Ben’s investigative methods don’t please his boyfriend.
Lim’s Resume: Ian in Grandfathered (2015-16), Seo-Jin in Gemini (2017), Ares Ahn in The Fix (2019), Bobby Bryer in The Dead Girls Detective Agency (2018-19), Kenji Miyashiro in The Boys (2020)
Clickbait Cast: Jessie Collins as Emma Beesley
Character Profile: A CMP Insurance employee in Los Angeles. She travels to Oakland and claims that she had an affair with Nick. Emma hides certain facts about her life in order to protect a contrived persona.
Collins’ Resume: Lizzie Miller in The Nine (2006-07), Maggie Young in Rubicon (2010), Debbie in Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Cynthia in Revolution (2013-14), Annie in Free State of Jones (2016)
Clickbait Cast: Daniel Henshall as Simon Oxley
Character Profile: The brother of a woman who committed suicide after allegedly breaking up with Nick. He’s a content moderator who investigates the personal life of Grenier’s character. Simon gets overwhelmed by the case and reveals what he knows to authorities.
Henshall’s Resume: John Bunting in The Snowtown Murders (2011), Robbie in The Babadook (2014), Blond in Okja (2017), Caleb Brewster in TURN: Washington’s Spies (2014-17), Leonard Patz in Defending Jacob (2020)
Clickbait Cast: Ian Meadows as Matt Aldin
Character Profile: One of Nick’s business colleagues. He’s accused of leaking nude photos of a student online. Pia finds damning evidence on Matt’s computer.
Meadows’ Resume: Cecil Evans in The Pacific (2010), James Vincent in Rush (2010-11), Dan Moody in A Moody Christmas (2012), Pete in The Wrong Girl (2016-17), Corey Baxter in Dead Lucky (2018)
Clickbait Cast: Becca Lish as Dawn Gleed
Character Profile: The administration manager at Merritt Sports Performance Center. She worked with Nick before his disappearance and learned about Sophie’s affair. Dawn maintains an upbeat demeanor in public but struggles with her confidence at home.
Lish’s Resume: Judith Anastasia Funnie in Doug (1991-94), Lorraine in Law & Order (2000), Loretta in The Blacklist (2019), Susan Wernick in Orange Is the New Black (2019), Mrs. DiPaolo in Mrs. Fletcher (2019)
The Clickbait cast also includes Camaron Engels (Malibu Rescue, American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules), Jaylin Fletcher (Snowpiercer, Law & Order: Organized Crime), Motell Gyn Foster (Marriage Story, Anya), Grace Quealy (Underbelly Files: Chopper, Intrusion) and Elizabeth Alexander (Silent Number, Time Trax).
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