Know the Cast: ‘Angelyne’

Angelyne Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Peacock Miniseries

The Angelyne cast features Emmy Rossum, Hamish Linklater and Philip Ettinger. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Nancy Oliver’s 2022 Peacock miniseries. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Angelyne chronicles the life and times of a Los Angeles legend. Emmy Rossum stars as the title character, an enigmatic individual who pursues a singing career in 70s Hollywood before moving on to bigger industry goals. The narratives examines a journalist’s attempts to figure out the woman’s real identity. Here’s every main performer and character in Angelyne.

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Angelyne Cast: Emmy Rossum as Angelyne

Angelyne Cast on Peacock - Emmy Rossum as Angelyne

Character Profile: A billboard star in Los Angeles. She joins the band Baby Blue during the late 70s and then pursues a solo career. Angelyne agrees to discuss her life with a journalist but protects secrets from her childhood and adolescent years.

Rossum’s Resume: Katie Markum in Mystic River (2003), Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Laura Chapman in The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Fiona Gallagher in Shameless (2011-19), Kim Dash in Cold Pursuit (2019)

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Angelyne Cast: Hamish Linklater as Rick Krause

Angelyne Cast on Peacock - Hamish Linklater as Rick Krause

Character Profile: The president of Angelyne’s fan club. He’s an artist who arranges for business opportunities. Rick meets with a curious journalist and documentarian but doesn’t give them full access to Angelyne.

Linklater’s Resume: Leonard in Fantastic Four (2005), Matthew Kimble in The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006-10), Porter Collins in The Big Short (2015), Clark in Legion (2017-19), Father Paul in Midnight Mass (2021)

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Angelyne Cast: Philip Ettinger as Cory

Angelyne Cast on Peacock - Philip Ettinger as Cory

Character Profile: The lead guitarist of Baby Blue. He recruits Angelyne during the 70s and later clashes with her over professional matters. Cory states that it was his “karmic responsibility” to take care of Rossum’s character.

Ettinger’s Resume: Hunter in Twelve (2010), Kevin in Compliance (2012), Ron Foxman in Indignation (2016), Michael Mensana in First Reformed (2017), Dominick Birdsey/Young Adult Thomas Birdsey in I Know This Much Is True (2020)

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Angelyne Cast: Charlie Rowe as Freddy Messina

Angelyne Cast on Peacock - Charlie Rowe as Freddy Messina

Character Profile: A keyboard player for Baby Blue. He is described as a “photo genius.” Freddy supports Angelyne and helps develop her Hollywood persona.

Rowe’s Resume: Young Tommy in Never Let Me Go (2010), Leo Roth in Red Band Society (2014-15), Liam Cole in Salvation (2017-18), George Osborne in Vanity Fair (2018), Ray Williams in Rocketman (2019)

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Angelyne Cast: Alex Karpovsky as Jeff Glaser

Angelyne Cast on Peacock - Alex Karpovsky as Jeff Glaser

Character Profile: A journalist for The Hollywood Reporter. He investigates Angelyne’s backstory. Jeff learns about her real identity through various sources.

Karpovsky’s Resume: Ray Ploshansky in Girls (2012-17), Paul Harris in Rubberneck (2012), Marty Green in Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Paul in Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2016), Craig in Homecoming (2018-20)

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The Angelyne cast also includes Lukas Gage (Euphoria, The White Lotus), Tonatiuh (Vida, Promised Land), Antjuan Tobias (Army Wives, Scandal), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, StartUp) and Michael Angarano (I’m Dying Up Here, Minx).

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