The Inventing Anna cast features Anna Chlumsky, Julia Garner and Arian Moayed. This info article contains minor spoilers for Shonda Rhimes’ 2022 Netflix miniseries. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Inventing Anna follows a New York City journalist who investigates a real-life con artist. Based on Jessica Pressler’s 2018 article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People,” the storyline explains how the titular subject befriended and manipulated various people in New York City. Here’s every main player in Inventing Anna.
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Inventing Anna Cast: Anna Chlumsky as Vivian
Character Profile: A pregnant “Manhattan Magazine” journalist. She gets moved to the “Scriberia” section of the company’s office and learns about a Russian-born socialite. Vivian meets with Anna Delvey and learns to appreciate her charm.
Chlumsky’s Resume: Vada Sultenfuss in My Girl (1991), Vada Sultenfuss in My Girl 2 (1994), Amy Brookheimer in Veep (2012-19), Miriam Lass in Hannibal (2013-14), Katie Herman in Halt and Catch Fire (2017)
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Inventing Anna Cast: Julia Garner as Anna Delvey
Character Profile: A real-life con artist. She seeks funding for her business, the Anna Delvey Foundation, and repeatedly steals money from investors. Anna tries to build her ideal lifestyle but gets in trouble when she can’t afford to pay back friends and would-be colleagues.
Garner’s Resume: Sarah in Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), Marcie in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), Kimberly Breland in The Americans (2015-18), Ruth Langmore in Ozark (2017-), Jane in The Assistant (2019)
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Inventing Anna Cast: Arian Moayed as Todd Spodek
Character Profile: Anna’s lawyer. He helps Vivian acquire information about the case. Todd views Anna as a “folk hero” and tries his best to explain her motivations.
Moayed’s Resume: Riza in Rock the Kasbah (2015), Mohammed ‘Mo’ Alwash in Madame Secretary (2017-19), Stewy Hosseini in Succession (2018-21), Kian Parsa in Love Life (2021), Agent Cleary in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
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Inventing Anna Cast: Katie Lowes as Rachel
Character Profile: A Vanity Fair journalist. She befriends Anna and then gets worries after a revelatory trip to Morocco. Rachel ghosts Vivian and sells her story to Vanity Fair.
Lowes’ Resume: Gillian in The Sopranos “Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request” (2006), Tina in Super 8 (2011), Candlehead in Quinn Perkins in Scandal (2012-18), Candlehead in Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Badger Doctor in Zootopia (2016)
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Inventing Anna Cast: Alexis Floyd as Neff
Character Profile: A 12 George employee and film school graduate. She befriends Anna and believes that she’s not a traditional con artist. Neff recalls positive experiences with the titular subject while speaking with Vivian.
Floyd’s Resume: Theater Performer in Newly Single (2017), Tia Clayton in The Bold Type (2019), Sherrie in Way Down (2022)
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Inventing Anna Cast: Anders Holm as Jack
Character Profile: Vivian’s husband. He gets concerned about “Zero Dark Baby.” Jack worries about Vivian obsessing over Anna but supports her professional goals.
Holm’s Resume: Anders Holmvik in Workaholics (2011-17), Casey Peerson in The Mindy Project (2013-17), Matt in The Intern (2015), Tom in How to Be Single (2016), Darren in Game Over, Man! (2018)
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Inventing Anna Cast: Jeff Perry as Lou
Character Profile: Vivian’s colleague. He offers advice about picking sides. Lou urges Vivian to begin writing her story about Anna even though she hasn’t fully connected the dots.
Perry’s Resume: Richard Katimski in My So-Called Life (1994-95), Harvey Leek in Nash Bridges (1996-2001), Bryce Hunter in Wild Things (1998), Thatcher Grey in Grey’s Anatomy (2006-19), Cyrus Beene in Scandal (2012-18)
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Inventing Anna Cast: Laverne Cox as Kacy Duke
Character Profile: A New York City trainer. She travels to Morocco with Anna and realizes that she’s a con artist. Kacy recalls her experiences during flashback sequences.
Cox’s Resume: Chantelle in Musical Chairs (2011), Sophia Burset in Orange Is the New Black (2013-19), Cousin Sheena in The Mindy Project (2015-17), Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016), Gail in Promising Young Woman (2020)
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The Inventing Anna cast also includes Anna Deavere (The Human Stain, Rachel Getting Married), Terry Kinney (Oz, Billions), Kate Burton (Big Trouble in Little China, Unfaithful), Tim Guinee (Iron Man, 99 Homes), Rebecca Henderson (Russian Doll, Single Drunk Female) and Anthony Edwards (Top Gun, ER).
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