The Deep Water cast features Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas and Tracy Letts. This article includes minor spoilers and character details for Adrian Lyne’s 2022 Hulu movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Deep Water follows a couple with an open relationship. Vic Van Allen allows his wife to have lovers but gets angry when they show up at his home. Melinda Van Allen loves her freedom and the influence she has over men. When Vic drunkenly threatens a partygoer, he gains the attention of a true crime novelist. Here’s every main performer and character in Deep Water, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1957 novel.
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Deep Water Cast: Ben Affleck as Vic Van Allen
Character Profile: A retired businessman. In the past, he became wealthy after building a chip that can detect drone targets. Vic allows his wife to have affairs but turns violent when he feels disrespected.
Affleck’s Resume: Director of The Town (2010) and Argo (2012) — Also, Chuckie in Good Will Hunting (1997), Nick Dunne in Gone Girl (2016), Charlie Moehringer in The Tender Bar (2022)
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Deep Water Cast: Ana de Armas as Melinda Van Allen
Character Profile: Vic’s wife. She gets turned on by men who appreciate her personality. Melinda challenges her husband’s masculinity before accusing him of murder.
De Armas’ Resume: Bell in Knock Knock (2015), Felicidad Iglesias in Hands of Stone (2016), Joi in Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Marta Cabrera in Knives Out (2019), Paloma in No Time to Die (2021)
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Deep Water Cast: Tracy Letts as Lionel Washington
Character Profile: A true crime novelist. He meets with the Van Allens and discusses his creative ambitions. Lionel spreads a rumor that Vic killed one of Melinda’s lovers.
Letts’ Resume: Andrew Lockhart in Homeland (2013-14), Larry McPherson in Lady Bird (2017), Fritz Beebe in The Post (2017), Henry Ford II in Ford v Ferrari (2019), Mr. Dashwood in Little Women (2019)
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Deep Water Cast: Dash Mihok as Jonas Fernandez
Character Profile: Vic’s friend. He appears sporadically throughout the movie. Jonas recognizes that Vic doesn’t have an ideal marriage with Melinda.
Mihok’s Resume: Benvolio in Romeo + Juliet (1996), Jason Evans in The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Mr. Frying Pan in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Officer Keogh in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Mr. Frying Pan in Ray Donovan (2013-20)
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Deep Water Cast: Rachel Blanchard as Kristin Peterson
Character Profile: Vic’s friend. She informs him about a rumor that he killed one of Melinda’s past lovers. Kristin flirts with Vic.
Blanchard’s Resume: Nancy in Peep Show (2004-07), Maureen in Where the Truth Lies (2005), Sally in Flight of the Conchords (2007), Kitty Nygaard in Fargo (2014), Emma Trakarsky in You Me Her (2016-20)
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Deep Water Cast: Kristen Connolly as Kelly Wilson
Character Profile: Lionel’s wife. She dances with Vic at a party. Kelly confronts her husband about spreading rumors in the community.
Connolly’s Resume: Dana in The Cabin in the Woods (2011), Stephanie in The Bay (2012), Christina Gallagher in House of Cards (2013-14), Jamie Campbell in Zoo (2015-17), Mira Byrd in Evil (2019-21)
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Deep Water Cast: Jacob Elordi as Charlie De Lisle
Character Profile: Melinda’s lover. He’s a piano player who provides “lessons” to Vic’s wife. Charlie attends a fateful pool party.
Elordi’s Resume: Noah Flynn in The Kissing Booth Movie Franchise (2018-), Nate Jacobs in Euphoria (2019-), Jake in The Mortuary Collection (2019), Chase in The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (2020), Chris in 2 Hearts (2020)
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Deep Water Cast: Lil Rel Howery as Grant
Character Profile: Vic’s close friend. He believes that Melinda could cause major problems in the community. Grant warns Vic about his philandering wife.
Howery’s Resume: Bobby Carmichael in The Carmichael Show (2015-17), Rod Williams in Get Out (2017), Reggie in Tag (2018), Marcus in Vacation Friends (2021), Buddy in Free Guy (2021)
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The Deep Water cast also includes Grace Jenkins (feature debut), Brendan C. Miller (In Time, Animal Kingdom), Jade Fernandez (FBI, Single Drunk Female), Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story, Semper Fi) and Michael Braun (The Affair, The Tender Bar).
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