The Chicago Party Aunt voice cast includes series creators Jon Barinholtz, Katie Rich and Chris Witaske. This info article contains minor spoilers for the September 2021 Netflix release. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Chicago Party Aunt explores the ups and down of Diane Dunbrowski. After separating from her husband, she looks after her gay nephew who decides to stay in the city for one year before leaving for Stanford. Diane works at a gentrified hair salon and lives her best life while trying to recover from a second failed marriage. Here’s every main voice performer and character in Chicago Party Aunt.
Chicago Party Aunt Voice Cast: Lauren Ash as Diane Dunbrowski
Character Profile: A Wrigleyville hair stylist. She mentors her gay nephew Daniel, who graduates from high school and moves out of his childhood home. Diane has a reputation for being unreliable but ultimately steps up when she is needed the most, even when her first husband gets struck by a car and ends up in the hospital.
Ash’s Resume: Holly in Lars and the Real Girl (2007), Mindy in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015), Dina in Superstore (2015-), Florist “Erin” in The Disaster Artist (2017), Scorpia in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018-20)
Chicago Party Aunt Voice Cast: Rory O’Malley as Daniel
Character Profile: Diane’s 18-year-old nephew who plans to attend Stanford. He has a spiritual guru named Koos Groos. Daniel learns to love himself while hanging out with Diane in Chicago.
O’Malley’s Resume: Dave in Dreamgirls (2006), Dave Tyler in Nurse Jackie (2012), Michael in Partners (2014), The Riddle Lord in American Dad! (2019-), Elwood in Central Park (2020-)
Chicago Party Aunt Voice Cast: Chris Witaske as Kurt
Character Profile: Diane’s ex-husband, a TSA agent at Midway International. He begins a new relationship with a woman named Heidi. Kurt stays in Diane’s life because of their child, Mikey.
Witaske’s Resume: Chris Czajkowski in Love (2016-18), Alexander Hamilton in Drunk History (2017), Business Jock in Lady Bird (2017), Eddie in What Women Want (2019), Rich in The Wrong Missy (2020)
Chicago Party Aunt Voice Cast: Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Tina
Character Profile: Diane’s co-worker. She has a side hustle called InstaGlam. Tina isn’t afraid to call out Diane for her behavior.
Randolph’s Resume: Carla in Office Christmas Party (2016), Tanya in This Is Us (2016), Yvonne Watson in People of Earth (2016-17), Lady Reed in Dolemite Is My Name (2019), Cherise in High Fidelity (2020)
Chicago Party Aunt Voice Cast: Katie Rich as Zuzana
Character Profile: Diane’s mysterious co-worker. She is a hairdresser with her own unique style. Zuzana appears to be from Russia or Eastern Europe.
Rich’s Resume: A Former Saturday Night Live Writer — Also, Samantha in Bad Johnson (2014), Ranger Debecki in It’s Bruno! (2019), Betsy DeVos in Our Cartoon President (2018-20)
Chicago Party Aunt Voice Cast: Ike Barinholtz as Mark
Character Profile: Diane’s brother-in-law. He’s a traditional Midwestern father who experiences somewhat of a mid-life crisis. Mark has good intentions but doesn’t have much personality.
Barinholtz’s Resume: Ivan Dochenko in Eastbound & Down (2012), Morgan Tookers in The Mindy Project (2012-17), Jimmy in Neighbors (2014), Griggs in Suicide Squad (2016), Wayne Edwards in Bless the Hearts (2019-)
Chicago Party Aunt Voice Cast: Jill Talley as Bonnie
Character Profile: Diane’s sister. She has a big personality and seems to have her life together. Bonnie supports her podcast-loving husband as he struggles to complete a marathon.
Talley’s Resume: Gail in Seinfeld (1996-97), Mrs. Timmerman in Sky High (2005), Sarah Dubois in The Boondocks (2005-14), Cindy in Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Mom in The Loud House (2016-)
Chicago Party Aunt Voice Cast: Jon Barinholtz as Mikey
Character Profile: Diane’s son. He works at the airport and has been hit in the head at several Chicago sports events. Mikey begins a relationship with a Mexican-American woman but struggles to cook a Mexican dish.
Barinholtz’s Resume: Pube in The Mindy Project (2014-15), O’Brien Aide in Veep (2016), Marcus in Superstore (2016-), Pat in The Oath (2018), Mascot Funbucket/Randy in Solar Opposites (2020-21)
Chicago Party Aunt Voice Cast: RuPaul as Gideon
Character Profile: Diane’s boss who renames her workplace. He’s a reality TV fan and a former Studio 54 party boy. Gideon’s mother from the American South doesn’t know that he is gay.
RuPaul’s Resume: A Famous American Drag Queen and the Host of RuPaul’s Drag Race (2009-) — Also, Mrs. Cummings in The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), Mike in But I’m a Cheerleader (1999), Lionel in Girlboss (2017), Robert Lee/Ruby Red in AJ and the Queen (2020)
Chicago Party Aunt released in September 2021 on Netflix.
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