2020s

Know the Cast: ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast - Every Performer and Character in the HBO Max Series

The Sex Lives of College Girls cast includes Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp and Alyah Chanelle Scott. This info article contains minor spoilers for Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble’s HBO Max comedy series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Set in Vermont, The Sex Lives of College Girls follows various freshman students at Essex College. The studious Kimberly receives an education that she can’t find in books; the outgoing Bela learns how to polish her social skills; the privileged Leighton explores her sexual desires; the well-intentioned Whitney checks her ego. The HBO Max series boasts a sprawling ensemble cast and features a lead performance from the sister of American actor Timothée Chalamet. Here’s every main player in The Sex Lives of College Girls.

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast: Pauline Chalamet as Kimberly

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast - Pauline Chalamet as Kimberly

Character Profile: A high school valedictorian from Gilbert, Arizona. She loses her virginity in the pilot episode and breaks up with her boyfriend the following morning. Kimberly bonds with her roommate Leighton’s charming brother, Nico.

Chalamet’s Resume: Emma Doyle in One Life to Live (1999), Olivia in La Ville (2017), Joanne in The King of Staten Island (2020), Helena in Acting for a Cause (2020),  Sveta in Woke: XAOC (2021)

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast: Amrit Kaur as Bela

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast - Amrit Kaur as Bela

Character Profile: Kimberly’s roommate from Nutley, New Jersey. She hopes to join an Essex comedy organization called “The Catullan.” Bela inquires about her friends’ sexploits while empowering herself with self-recorded audio messages.

Kaur’s Resume: Roop in Anarkali (2015-18), Pasha in Brown Girl Begins (2017), Lauren in Kim’s Convenience (2017), Jessie in Little Italy (2018), Viva in The D Cut (2020)

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast: Reneé Rapp as Leighton

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast - Reneé Rapp as Leighton

Character Profile: A privileged Essex freshman from New York City. She intends to live with her two best friends but gets rejected. Leighton hooks up with various women online but hasn’t publicly revealed her sexuality, as she doesn’t want to be defined as “gay.”

Rapp’s Resume: TV Debut in The Sex Lives of College Girls

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast: Alyah Chanelle Scott as Whitney

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast - Alyah Chanelle Scott as Whitney

Character Profile: Kimberly’s roommate from Seattle, the daughter of a senator. She hooks up with her married soccer coach, Dalton. Whitney clashes with a teammate and tries to find a social group.

Scott’s Resume: TV Debut in The Sex Lives of College Girls

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast: Gavin Leatherwood as Nico

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast - Gavin Leatherwood as Nico

Character Profile: Leighton’s brother. He’s a well-spoken character who offers advice to his sister. Nico agrees to tutor Kimberly and shows interest in a romantic relationship.

Leatherwood’s Resume: Nicholas Scratch in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-20), Pete in Grown-ish (2018), Jason in Wicked Enigma (2018-20), Spit in Bad Therapy (2020), Nick/Nicole Meyers in When Today Ends (2021)

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast: Christopher Meyer as Canaan

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast - Christopher Meyer as Canaan

Character Profile: Kimberly’s co-worker at Where Essex Sips. He jokes about racial stereotypes and hooks up with Whitney. Kimberly defends Canaan when he is disrespected at work by a preppie white student.

Meyer’s Resume: TJ Ashford in General Hospital (2012), Jerome in iZombie (2015), Mario in Wayward Pines (2016), Logan Bayfield in The Fosters (2017-18), Derek Garland in Tell Me a Story (2019-20)

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast: Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Lila

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast - Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Lila

Character Profile: Kimberly’s co-worker at Where Essex Sips. She jokes around with Canaan. Kimberly mistakenly believes that Lila has a child (along with a boyfriend in prison).

Paulino’s Resume: Brenda in Innovation (2013), Rosa in Queenpins (2021), TV Debut in The Sex Lives of College Girls

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast: Renika Williams as Willow

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast - Renika Williams as Willow

Character Profile: Whitney’s soccer teammate. She describes herself as “super gay” and the “LeBron James of Being Attracted to Women.” Willow is surprised when Whitney believes that they are best friends.

Williams’ Resume: Leslie in Placeholders (2017), Rose Harken in Healing River (2020), Helena in Intrusion (2021), 21-Year-Old Meesha in Modern Love (2021)

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast: Lolo Spencer as Jocelyn

The Sex Lives of College Girls Cast - Lolo Spencer as Jocelyn

Character Profile: Kimberly and Bela’s disabled friend. She leads the way at a campus naked party. Jocelyn helps her friends better understand themselves as women.

Spencer’s Resume: Tracy in Give Me Liberty (2019), TV Debut in The Sex Lives of College Girls

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The Sex Lives of College Girls cast also includes Maya Rose (Shameless, American Horror Story), Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Transparent), Nicole Sullivan (Family Guy, HouseBroken), James Morosini (American Horror Story, Foursome), Kavi Ramachandran Ladnier (Heroes, Criminal Minds), Craig Cackowski (Community, Veep) and Sierra Katow (Raya and the Last Dragon, Distancing Socially).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.

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