The Girl from Plainville cast features Elle Fanning, Chloë Sevigny and Colton Ryan. This info article contains minor spoilers for Liz Hannah and Patrick Macmanus’ 2022 Hulu miniseries. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Based on a true story, The Girl from Plainville focuses on the relationship between teenagers Conrad Roy and Michelle Carter. They both struggle with mental health issues and communicate primarily through text messages. The Hulu miniseries explores Michelle’s role in Conrad’s 2014 suicide and how she presented herself to people after the tragedy. Here’s every main performer and character in The Girl from Plainville.
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Deep Water’
The Girl from Plainville Cast: Elle Fanning as Michelle Carter
Character Profile: A 17-year-old who dreams of a fairytale romance. She meets Conrad in Florida and later communicates with him via text messages. Michelle urges her online friend to commit suicide and ultimately misleads people about the true nature of their relationship.
Fanning’s Resume: Cleo in Somewhere (2010), Alice Dainard in Super 8 (2011), Jesse in The Neon Demon (2016), Alicia in The Beguiled (2017), Catherine in The Great (2020-21)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Slow Horses’
The Girl from Plainville Cast: Chloë Sevigny as Lynn Roy
Character Profile: Conrad’s mother. She wonders why her son didn’t call before committing suicide. Lynn Roy learns the truth about Michelle from various community members.
Sevigny’s Resume: Lana Tisdel in Boys Don’t Cry (1999), Jean in American Psycho (2000), Nicolette Grant in Big Love (2006-11), Officer Mindy Morrison in The Dead Don’t Die (2019), Sarah Wilson in We Are Who We Are (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘The Dropout’
The Girl from Plainville Cast: Colton Ryan as Conrad Roy III
Character Profile: Michelle’s online friend. He commits suicide after struggling with mental health issues. Conrad tries to fit in with classmates during several flashback sequences.
Ryan’s Resume: Andrew Drake in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2017), J.J. Elkins in Homeland (2018), Bruce in Uncle Frank (2020), Samuel in Little Voice (2020), Connor Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘The Bubble’
The Girl from Plainville Cast: Norbert Leo Butz as Conrad Roy II
Character Profile: Conrad’s father. He’s a fisherman who argues with his son. Conrad is a blue-collar character who values masculine behavior like his father.
Butz’s Resume: Clay in Dan in Real Life (2007), Steve in Fair Game (2010), Peter in Disconnect (2012), Kevin Rayburn in Bloodline (2015-17), Ted in Give or Take (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Pam & Tommy’
The Girl from Plainville Cast: Cara Buono as Gail Carter
Character Profile: Michelle’s mother, a realtor. She reaches out to Lynn after Conrad’s suicide. Gail worries about Michelle’s strange behavior.
Buono’s Resume: Kelli Moltisanti in The Sopranos (2006-07), Faye Miller in Mad Men (2010), Martine Rousseau in Person of Interest (2014-16), Karen Wheeler in Stranger Things (2016-), Gamemnae/Gemma Cooper in Supergirl (2019-21)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘All Hail’
The Girl from Plainville Cast: Kai Lennox as David Carter
Character Profile: Michelle’s father. He gets upset about a police investigation that affects his family. David is portrayed as a distant father who doesn’t understand Michelle.
Lennox’s Resume: Detective Eddie Alvarez in The Unusuals (2009), Elliot in Beginners (2010), Kellerman in Fargo (2015-20), Clark in Green Room (2015), Steve Rasmussen in Unbelievable (2019)
Read More at VV — Know the Voice Cast: ‘Hit-Monkey’
The Girl from Plainville Cast: Ella Kennedy Davis as Sydney Roy
Character Profile: Conrad’s sister. She playfully argues and bonds with her brother during flashback sequences. Sydney gets weirded out by Michelle’s behavior after Conrad’s death.
Davis’ Resume: Bridgette in The PET Squad Files (2015), Gabriela Draganic in Blue Bloods (2017), Young Alice McKeegan in Perry Mason (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Moonshot’
The Girl from Plainville Cast: Kelly AuCoin as Scott Gordon
Character Profile: A detective who investigates Conrad’s death. He tries to prove that Michelle urged her friend to kill himself. Scott learns the troubling truth after looking through the teenagers’ text exchanges.
AuCoin’s Resume: Pastor Tim in The Americans (2014-18), Gary Stamper in House of Cards (2015), Bill Stearn in Billions (2016-), Agent Cacioppi in The Wizard of Lies (2017), Scott Galloway in WeCrashed (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Dopesick’
The Girl from Plainville Cast: Ella Rubin as Natalie Gibson
Character Profile: Michelle’s classmate. She offers emotional support but realizes that something is wrong. Natalie receives a text in which Michelle admits that she urged Conrad to kill himself.
Rubin’s Resume: Etta Carpenter in The Rewrite (2014), Shoshanna in Difficult People (2017), Gilbert’s Daughter in Billions (2018), Bianca Breer in Gossip Girl (2021), Dafna Eisenstadt in The Chair (2021-)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Moon Knight’
The Girl from Plainville Cast: Aya Cash as Katie Rayburn
Character Profile: An assistant district attorney. She wonders why Michelle lied to her friends about her relationship with Conrad. Katie is portrayed as an ambitious lawyer who recognizes an opportunity to make a name for herself in a groundbreaking case.
Cash’s Resume: Janet in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Gretchen Cutler in You’re the Worst (2014-19), Joan Simon in Fosse/Verdon (2019), Stormfront in The Boys (2020-), Cheryl Peterson in Welcome to Flatch (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Only Murders in the Building’
The Girl from Plainville cast also includes:
- Callie Brook McClincy (Outcast, Doctor Sleep)
- Sharik Khan (Bard of Blood, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl)
- Aleks Alifirenko Jr. (Army of the Dead, DMZ)
- Jeff Wahlberg (Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Cherry)
- J.C. MacKenzie (The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street)
Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.