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Know the Cast: ‘The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window’

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Miniseries

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window cast features Kristen Bell, Michael Ealy and Tom Riley. This info article contains minor spoilers for Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson and Larry Dorf’s 2022 Netflix miniseries. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

In The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window, a wine-loving woman named Anna seemingly witnesses a murder. The protagonist identifies a logical suspect and then learns about an extortion plot involving a male stripper. Meanwhile, authorities try to determine if Anna may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict. Here’s every main performer and character in The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window.

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The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast: Kristen Bell as Anna

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast - Kristen Bell as Anna

Character Profile: An artist who suffers from ombrophobia (the fear of rain). She grieves the death of her eight-year-old daughter, who was eaten by a serial killer. Anna claims to have witnessed a murder but gets criticized because of her wine and pill consumption.

Bell’s Resume: Veronica Mars in Veronica Mars (2004-19), Sarah Marshall in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2018), Jeannie Van Der Hooven in House of Lies (2012-16), Anna in Frozen (2013), Eleanor Shellstrop in The Good Place (2016-20)

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The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast: Michael Ealy as Douglas

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast - Michael Ealy as Douglas

Character Profile: Anna’s ex-husband. He is an FBI forensic psychologist. In the past, Douglas accidentally left his daughter alone with a serial killer known as “Massacre Mike.”

Ealy’s Resume: Ricky Nash in Barbershop (2002), Slap Jack in 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), Darwyn Al-Sayeed in Sleeper Cell (2005-06), Jake Attica in Takers (2010), Detective Miles Hoffman in Stumptown (2019-20)

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The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast: Tom Riley as Neil

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast - Tom Riley as Neil

Character Profile: Anna’s neighbor, a widower. He has a nine-year-old daughter. Neil moonlights as a ventriloquist and doesn’t approve of Anna’s nosy behavior.

Riley’s Resume: David in A Few Days in September (2006), Leonardo Da Vinci in Da Vinci’s Demons (2013-15), Claude Sabine in The Collection (2016), Will Wagstaffe in Dark Heart (2018), Augustus Bidlow in The Nevers (2021-)

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The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast: Mary Holland as Sloane

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast - Mary Holland as Sloane

Character Profile: Anna’s best friend. She works at an art gallery and considers moving to New York for a new job. Sloane offers to attend a support group with Anna.

Holland’s Resume: Becky in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016), Gerri Plop in Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019), Jane in Happiest Season (2020), Connie in Hoops (2020), Wendy in Homecoming (2020)

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The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast: Cameron Britton as Buell

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast - Cameron Britton as Buell

Character Profile: Anna’s handyman. In the past, he helped build a custom easel for Anna during her pregnancy. Douglas reveals that Buell is one of his former patients.

Britton’s Resume: Tim in Stitchers (2015-17), Edmund Kemper in Mindhunter (2017-19), Plague in The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018), Hazel in The Umbrella Academy (2019-20), Richard Jewell in Manhunt (2020)

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The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast: Samsara Yett as Emma

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast - Samsara Yett as Emma

Character Profile: Neil’s nine-year-old daughter. In the past, she witnessed her mother’s death. Emma befriends Anna and hides a big secret.

Yett’s Resume: Maya Bowden-Green in The Flight Attendant (2020), Isherwell Child Aide in Don’t Look Up (2021)

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The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast: Brenda Koo as Carol

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast - Brenda Koo as Carol

Character Profile: Anna’s acquaintance. She gossips with other women. Carol stands up to Anna during an aggressive conversation.

Koo’s Resume: Connie in Rules of Engagement (2011), Sarah in The Bling Ring (2013), Brooke in The Crazy Ones (2013), Cindy in White Bird in a Blizzard (2014), Kiera in Daddy Issues (2018)

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The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast: Shelley Hennig as Lisa

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast - Shelley Hennig as Lisa

Character Profile: Neil’s girlfriend, an Olympia Airlines flight attendant. Anna discovers that she has a burner phone and goes by the name Chastity. Lisa is the mastermind of a long-con involving a male stripper.

Hennig’s Resume: Malia Tate in Teen Wolf (2014-17), Blaire in Unfriended (2014), Debbie Galardi in Ouija (2014), Carrie in When We First Met (2018), Ramona in Dollface (2019)

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The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast: Christina Anthony as Detective Lane

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast - Christina Anthony as Detective Lane

Character Profile: A homicide investigator. She initially questions Anna about her wine consumption. Detective Lane shows up throughout the series and makes comedic observations.

Anthony’s Resume: Tracey in Key and Peele (2012-13), Dr. Jolly in Dog Moms (2016), Denise Johnson in Mixed-ish (2019-21), Denise in Black-ish (2020), Regina in Kenan (2022)

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The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast: Benjamin Levy Aguilar as Rex

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window Cast - Benjamin Levy Aguilar as Rex

Character Profile: Lisa’s partner-in-crime, a male stripper. He confronts Anna at her home. Rex reveals the specifics about a long-con involving Lisa.

Aguilar’s Resume: Student in Dope (2015), Protestor in Straight Outta Compton (2015), Ben Bleu in Aloha Haha (2015), Jason’s Friend in Before the Dawn (2019), Antonio Rivera in Filthy Rich (2020)

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The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window cast also includes Appy Pratt (Jane the Virgin, Rattlesnake), Nicole Pulliam (Holes, Inception), Nicole Pulliam (Criminal Minds, Lights Out), Rachel Ramras (Nobodies, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar) and Jim Rash (Community, The Way Way Back).

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