The CODA cast features Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur and Daniel Durant. This info article contains minor spoilers for Sian Heder’s 2021 Apple TV+ movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
CODA follows a Massachusetts teenager named Ruby Rossi. She lives with her deaf parents, Frank and Jackie, and also has a deaf brother, Leo. As Ruby pursues a future in music, she feels obliged to help with the family business while trying to maintain meaningful friendships with classmates. Here’s every main player in CODA, an American adaptation of the 2014 French film La Famille Bélier.
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CODA Cast: Emilia Jones as Ruby Rossi
Character Profile: A teenager in Gloucester, Massachusetts. She helps with her family’s fishing business and tries not to disappoint her deaf father, mother and brother. Ruby wants to attend a music school and receives tough love advice from her choir teacher.
Jones’ Resume: Pale Teenager in Youth (2015), Vicky in High-Rise (2015), Joanna in Brimstone (2016), Young Beth in Incident in a Ghostland (2018), Kinsey Locke in Locke & Key (2020-)
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CODA Cast: Troy Kotsur as Frank Rossi
Character Profile: Ruby’s deaf father. He’s a charismatic fisherman who likes gangster rap because he can hear and feel the bass. Frank often embarrasses Ruby and realizes that she’s not meant to stay in Gloucester.
Kotsur’s Resume: Troy Meyers in Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (2002-05), Barnaby in The Number 23 (2007), Matt in No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie (2013), James Hansen in Wild Prairie Rose (2016), Tusken Raider Scout #1 in The Mandalorian (2019)
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CODA Cast: Daniel Durant as Leo Rossi
Character Profile: Ruby’s deaf brother. He feels under-appreciated by both his family members and co-workers. Leo supports Ruby but also makes passive-aggressive statements about her place in the family.
Durant’s Resume: Violinist in The Suite Life on Deck (2008), Matthew in Switched at Birth (2013-17), James in You (2019), Bruce in Silent Notes (2020)
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CODA Cast: Marlee Matlin as Jackie Rossi
Character Profile: Ruby’s deaf mother, a former Yankee Miss Pageant winner. She is initially skeptical of her daughter’s singing goals. Jackie often displays self-centered behavior but tries to understand Ruby’s perspective.
Matlin’s Resume: Sarah in Children of a Lesser God (1986), Laurie Bey in Picket Fences (1993-96), Dr. Amy Solwey in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2004-05), Jodi Lerner in The L Word (2007-09), Melody Bledsoe in Switched at Birth (2011-17)
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CODA Cast: Eugenio Derbez as Bernardo Villalobos
Character Profile: Ruby’s choir teacher. He’s a proud man who understands how to motivate students. Mr. V establishes firm rules while helping Ruby prepare for an audition at the Berklee College of Music.
Derbez’s Resume: Valentin in Instructions Not Included (2013), Maximo in How to Be a Latin Lover (2017), Alejandro in Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019), Dr. Arturo Santiago in The Casagrandes (2019-), Maximo in Acapulco (2021-)
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CODA Cast: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo as Miles
Character Profile: Ruby’s classmate and love interest. He’s a well-intentioned teenager who sings in the school choir. Miles lives a sheltered life and believes that Ruby has a “perfect” life with her family.
Walsh-Peelo’s Resume: Conor in Sing Street (2016), Alfred the Great in Vikings (2017-20), 18-Year-Old Dave in Dave Allen at Peace (2018), Rez in Here Are the Young Men (2020), Edmund in Love Gets a Room (2021)
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CODA Cast: Amy Forsyth as Gertie
Character Profile: Ruby’s best friend. She pursues a romantic relationship with Leo. Gertie attends school events with Ruby’s family.
Forsyth’s Resume: Caprice Bauer in A Christmas Horror Story (2015), Margot Sleator in Channel Zero (2017), Natalie in Hell Fest (2018), Diane in Beautiful Boy (2018), Caroline “Carrie” Astor in The Gilded Age (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Moonshot’
The CODA cast on Apple TV+ also includes: Kevin Chapman (Sneaky Pete, City on a Hill), John Fiore (Law & Order, The Sopranos), Lonnie Farmer (The Cider House Rules, Black Mass), Courtland Jones (The Basement, Love, Weddings & Other Disasters) and Molly Beth Thomas (feature debut).
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