The Along for the Ride cast features Emma Pasarow, Belmont Cameli and Laura Kariuki. This info article contains minor spoilers for Sofia Alvarez’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Along for the Ride follows a high school graduate who spends the summer at her father’s beachside home. Auden develops friendships with her female co-workers, and meets a young man who challenges her to be more adventurous. The narrative explores Auden’s emotional growth as she receives life lessons from the closest people in her life. Here’s every main performer and character in Along for the Ride, an adaptation of Sarah Dessen’s 2009 novel.
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Along for the Ride Cast: Emma Pasarow as Auden
Character Profile: An 18-year-old high school graduate. She visits her estranged father at a beachside community and bonds with a former skateboarder. Auden learns to address personal obstacles head-on before going away to college.
Pasarow’s Resume: Courtney in Am I OK? (2022), Penny in Super Pumped (2022)
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Along for the Ride Cast: Belmont Cameli as Eli
Character Profile: Auden’s love interest. In the past, he quit skateboarding after the death of his best friend. Eli and Auden participate in various “challenges” that allow them to bond and cope with unresolved personal issues.
Cameli’s Resume: Marcus in The Husband (2019), Trevor in Most Guys Are Losers (2020), Jamie Spano in Saved by the Bell (2020-21)
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Along for the Ride Cast: Laura Kariuki as Maggie
Character Profile: Auden’s friend and co-worker. She’s a BMX racer who likes to dance. Maggie provides emotional support to Auden throughout the film.
Kariuki’s Resume: Kim Williams in The Wonder Years (2021-), JJ/Lightning in Black Lighting (2021)
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Along for the Ride Cast: Kate Bosworth as Heidi
Character Profile: Auden’s step-mother. Her easy-going personality contrasts with her husband’s demeanor. Heidi offers life advice to Auden.
Bosworth’s Resume: Anne Marie Chadwick in Blue Crush (2002), Rosalee Futch in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004), Lois Lane in Superman Returns (2006), Jill in 21 (2008), K.C. in The I-Land (2019)
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Along for the Ride Cast: Dermot Mulroney as Robert
Character Profile: Auden’s estranged father, a novelist. He’s an anti-social man who seemingly doesn’t own up to his mistakes. Robert is confronted by his daughter about a pattern of giving up on people.
Mulroney’s Resume: Dirty Steve Stephens in Young Guns (1988), Michael O’Neal in My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), Everett Stone in The Family Stone (2005), Steve Huberbrecht in August: Osage County (2013), John Carmichael in Hanna (2020-21)
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Along for the Ride Cast: Andie MacDowell as Victoria
Character Profile: Auden’s mother. She’s an academic and feminist. Victoria vows to never get married again.
MacDowell’s Resume: Ann in Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989), Anna Baragli in Hudson Hawk (1991), Rita in Groundhog Day (1993), Carrie in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Paul in Maid (2021)
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The Along for the Ride cast also includes Genevieve Hannelius (American Vandal, Timeline), Samia Finnerty (Let Them All Talk, Italian Studies), Ricardo Hurtado (The Goldbergs, Country Comfort), Paul Karmiryan (Veronica Mars, The Dead Girls Detective Agency) and Marcus Scribner (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Black-ish).
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