Know the Cast: ‘The Fallout’

The Fallout Cast - Every Performer and Character in the HBO Max Movie

The Fallout cast features Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler and Niles Fitch. This info article contains minor spoilers for Megan Park’s 2022 HBO Max movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

In The Fallout, an American teenager struggles emotionally after surviving a school shooting. Vada Cavell experiments with drugs, and forms a close a bond with a female classmate. As the protagonist recovers, the threat of danger looms over her life. Here’s every main performer and character in The Fallout.

The Fallout Cast: Jenna Ortega as Vada Cavell

The Fallout Cast - Jenna Ortega as Vada Cavell

Character Profile: A teenager who survives a school shooting. She adjusts to a new life and meets with a therapist to process her emotions. Vada sorts through her feelings while building a friendship with a female classmate.

Ortega’s Resume: Vice President’s Daughter in Iron Man 3 (2013), Stuck in the Middle in Stuck in the Middle (2016-18), Princess Isabel in Elena of Avalor (2016-20), Phoebe in The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020), Tara Carpenter in Scream (2022)

The Fallout Cast: Maddie Ziegler as Mia Reed

The Fallout Cast - Maddie Ziegler as Mia Reed

Character Profile: Vada’s classmate, a dancer. She is the daughter of artists and lives in a luxurious home. Mia develops an Instagram following while bonding with Vada.

Ziegler’s Resume: A Professional Dancer — Also, Camille in Leap! (2016), Christina in The Book of Henry (2017), Pep Squad Girl in To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020), Music in Music (2021), Velma in West Side Story (2021)

The Fallout Cast: Niles Fitch as Quinton Hasland

The Fallout Cast - Niles Fitch as Quinton Hasland

Character Profile: Vada’s classmate. His brother dies during a school shooting. Quinton hangs out with Vada and helps her adjust to a new life.

Fitch’s Resume: Tommy Brooks in House of Payne (2011), Deuce in Army Wives (2013), Brooklyn in St. Vincent (2014), Randall in This Is Us (2016-), Langston Bailey in Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

The Fallout Cast: Will Ropp as Nick Feinstein

The Fallout Cast - Will Ropp as Nick Feinstein

Character Profile: Vada’s classmate. He survives a school shooting and appears on television to discuss his experiences. Nick feels that Vada isn’t grieving properly.

Ropp’s Resume: Tommy Brooks in The Way Back (2020), Wyatt in Love, Victor (2020-21), Tony in The Unhealer (2020), Noah in Amy and Peter Are Getting Divorced (2021), Milo in The Sex Lives of College Girls (2021)

The Fallout Cast: Lumi Pollack as Amelia Cavell

The Fallout Cast - Lumi Pollack as Amelia Cavell

Character Profile: Vada’s sister. She is a charismatic girl who records dancing videos. Amelia seeks comfort from her sister while experiencing puberty.

Pollack’s Resume: Jordan in Sydney to the Max (2021)

The Fallout Cast: Julie Bowen as Patricia Cavell

The Fallout Cast - Julie Bowen as Patricia Cavell

Character Profile: Vada’s mother. She hopes to see a “sparkle” in her oldest daughter. Patricia isn’t current with Amelia’s puberty issues.

Bowen’s Resume: Virginia Venit in Happy Gilmore (1996), Carol Vessey in Ed (2000-04), Claire Dunphy in Modern Family (2009-20), Violet Valentine in Hubie Halloween (2020), Gail in Mixtape (2021)

The Fallout Cast: Shailene Woodley as Anna

The Fallout Cast - Shailene Woodley as Anna

Character Profile: Vada’s therapist. She urges the teenager to show her emotions. Anna meets with Vada at the beginning and ending of the film.

Woodley’s Resume: Amy Juergens in The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008-13), Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Tris in Divergent (2014), Jane Chapman in Big Little Lies (2017-19), Jennifer Stirling in The Last Letter from Your Love (2021)


The Fallout cast also includes John Ortiz (Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Silver Linings Playbook), Christine Horn (The Good Doctor, Snowfall), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), Yindra Zayas (Girl Meets World, Girls Room), Elliott Roca (feature debut) and Malcolm Santos (feature debut).

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