Know the Cast: ‘The Night House’

The Night House Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2020 Movie

The Night House cast features Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg and Vondie Curtis-Hall. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for David Bruckner’s 2020 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

In The Night House, a widow connects a near-death experience to her husband’s suicide. Beth, a teacher, senses a presence at her home and informs colleagues about her thoughts. When the protagonist confronts a local librarian, she learns the truth about her husband’s nighttime activities. Here’s every main performer and character in The Night House.

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The Night House Cast: Rebecca Hall as Beth

The Night House - Rebecca Hall as Beth

Character Profile: A widow who lives alone at a lake home. She is a teacher and suspects that her husband might’ve cheated. Beth doesn’t believe that an afterlife exists.

Hall’s Resume: Director of Passing (2021) — Also, Sarah in The Prestige (2006), Vicky in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Claire Keesey in The Town (2010), Christine in Christine (2016)

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The Night House Cast: Sarah Goldberg as Claire

The Night House - Sarah Goldberg as Claire

Character Profile: Rebecca’s colleague. She worries about her friend’s mental health. Claire gets upset when Rebecca starts obsessing about her husband’s pre-death behavior.

Goldberg’s Resume: Analyst #1 in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Lolly in Hindsight (2015), Sally Reed in Barry (2018-19), Mascha in The Hummingbird Project (2018), April in The Report (2019)

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The Night House Cast: Vondie Curtis-Hall as Mel

The Night House - Vondie Curtis-Hall as Mel

Character Profile: Rebecca’s neighbor. He’s a widower who likes to work outside. Mel reveals that Rebecca’s husband confided in him before passing away.

Curtis-Hall’s Resume: Not Economically Viable Man in Falling Down (1993), Dennis Hancock in Chicago Hope (1995-99), Captain Prince in Romeo + Juliet (1996), Sam Rhodes in Broken Arrow (1996), Judge Nicholas Byrne in For The People (2018-19)

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The Night House Cast: Evan Jonigkeit as Owen

The Night House - Evan Jonigkeit as Owen

Character Profile: Rebecca’s husband. He was an architect who built their lake home. Owen killed himself after living with a dark secret.

Jonigkeit’s Resume: Toad in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Matt in Easy (2016-19), Specialist Coughlin in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), Will in Sweetbitter (2018-19), Samuel in Archive 81 (2022)

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The Night House Cast: Stacy Martin as Madelyne

The Night House - Stacy Martin as Madelyne

Character Profile: A librarian. She admits that she intended to pursue a physical relationship with Owen. Madelyne also reveals that Rebecca’s husband displayed bizarre behavior during an outdoors visit.

Martin’s Resume: Young Joe in Nymphomaniac (2013), The Teacher in The Childhood of a Leader (2015), Anne Wiazemsky in Godard Mon Amour (2017), Eleanor in Vox Lux (2018), Felicie Wain in The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)

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The Night House cast also includes David Abeles (Begin Again, Noah Wise), Christina Jackson (Outsiders, Swagger), Patrick Klein (Paper Spiders, I Love My Dad), Crystal Swann (Harlot’s Webb, The Thriving Clinician) and Catherine Weidner (feature movie debut).

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