The Y: The Last Man cast includes Diane Lane, Ben Schnetzer and Ashley Romans. This info article contains minor spoilers for the FX on Hulu series. Check out Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.
Y: The Last Man chronicles the immediate aftermath of an apocalyptic event in the United States. A democrat congresswoman suddenly becomes president, and then learns that her son Yorick is the last surviving male on earth. Meanwhile, a mysterious woman known as Agent 355 assumes a new position as the commander-in-chief’s top bodyguard and most trusted advisor. Here’s every main performer and character in Y: The Last Man, an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s comic book series of the same name.
Y: The Last Man Cast: Diane Lane as Jennifer Brown
Character Profile: A democratic congresswoman who becomes president after an apocalyptic event. She discovers that her son Yorick is the last surviving male in the world. Jennifer strategizes to maintain power after it’s revealed that a female (republican) survivor should legally be the acting president.
Lane’s Resume: Cherry Valance in The Outsiders (1983), Ellen Aim in Streets of Fire (1983), Connie Sumner in Unfaithful (2002), Frances in Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Martha Kent in the DCU (2013-)
Y: The Last Man Cast: Ashley Romans as Agent 355
Character Profile: A member of a covert task force known as Culper Ring. She is sent to Washington D.C. to pose as Secret Service Agent Sarah Burgin. Agent 355 looks after President Brown while Yorick questions her motivations.
Romans’ Resume: P. Grier in Slave Girls on the Moon (2014), Hermione Granger in Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis (2017-18), Alex in Shameless (2018), Alvira in I’m Dying Up Here (2018), Tabitha Hutter in NOS482 (2019-2020)
Y: The Last Man Cast: Ben Schnetzer as Yorick Brown
Character Profile: Jennifer’s son, an escape artist. He’s presumably the last male on Earth. Yorick doesn’t believe that he’s a savior-type figure.
Schnetzer’s Resume: Max Vandenburg in The Book Thief (2013), Mark Ashton in Pride (2014), Khadgar in Warcraft (2016), Gabriel Sol in Snowden (2016), Rupert Turner in The Death & Life of John F. Donovan (2018)
Y: The Last Man Cast: Olivia Thirlby as Hero Brown
Character Profile: Jennifer’s daughter, an NYPD EMT. She accidentally kills a married man that she’d been having an affair with; however, the crime happens on the day of the apocalyptic event. Hero hides out in New York City with her AA friend, Sam, and plans to reunite with her mother.
Thirlby’s Resume: Leah in Juno (2017), Stephanie in The Wackness (2008), Katie Kurtzman in No Strings Attached (2011), Lucy Kittridge in Goliath (2016), Rebecca Dowery in The L Word: Generation Q (2019-20)
Y: The Last Man Cast: Juliana Canfield as Beth DeVille
Character Profile: Yorick’s girlfriend. She plans a move to Australia and doesn’t seem thrilled about having her escape artist boyfriend tag along. Beth disappears after the apocalyptic event.
Canfield’s Resume: Jess Jordan in Succession (2018-), Sasha in The Assistant (2019), Amanda in On the Rocks (2020)
Y: The Last Man Cast: Elliot Fletcher as Sam Jordan
Character Profile: Hero’s AA friend. He’s abandoned by a group of New York acquaintances. Sam convinces Hero to find her mother, who just so happens to be the acting U.S. president.
Fletcher’s Resume: Shiro in Tekkonkinkreet (2006), Noah in Faking It (2016), Trevor in Shameless (2016-18), Aaron Baker in The Fosters (2016-18), Jake Barlow in Tell Me Your Secrets (2021)
Y: The Last Man Cast: Marin Ireland as Nora Brady
Character Profile: The former president’s top advisor. She is essentially abandoned by President Brown’s team after the global catastrophe. Nora lives with a group of fellow survivors but learns that they’re planning to split up.
Ireland’s Resume: Aileen Morgan in Homeland (2011-12), Julia Bowman in Sneaky Pete (2015-19), Debbie Howard in Hell or High Water (2016), Older Dolores Sheeran in The Irishman (2019), Sissy in The Umbrella Academy (2020)
Y: The Last Man Cast: Amber Tamblyn as Kimberly Cunningham
Character Profile: The author of “Cancel Culture and the Death of the Conservative Dignity.” She is the daughter of the former U.S. president. Kimberly wants her fellow republicans to be properly represented in the new government, and seems to know that President Brown is hiding her son (who was spotted by the former First Lady).
Tamblyn’s Resume: Katie in The Ring (2002), Joan Girardi in Joan of Arcadia (2003-05), Tibby in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), Martha M. Masters in House (2010-12), Jenny Harper in Two and a Half Men (2013-15)
The Y: The Last Man cast also includes Diana Bang (The Interview, Resident Alien), Paul Gross (Hyena Road, Tales of the City), Quincy Kirkwood (Creeped Out, In the Shadow of the Moon) and Jess Salgueiro (The Expanse, Workin’ Moms).
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