The Beauty cast features Gracie Marie Bradley, Aleyse Shannon and Niecy Nash. This info article contains minor spoilers and song details for Andrew Dosunmu’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Beauty focuses on a Black musician who plans to sign a recording contract. As the title character prepares for a new life, she tries to protect a romantic relationship with her female partner. Meanwhile, a greedy father hopes to eliminate any potential obstacles. Here’s every main performer and character in Beauty.
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Beauty Cast: Gracie Marie Bradley as Beauty
Character Profile: A vocalist who seeks a big break. She receives career advice from her girlfriend and clashes with her father. Beauty signs a recording contract and discovers that she’s expected to hide certain details about her private life.
Bradley’s Resume: School Girl in That’s My Boy (2012), Kira in Grown-ish (2019), Tiffany in The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders (2019), Latisha Sander in Pearl (2020), Lyric in Raise Your Hand (2021)
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Beauty Cast: Aleyse Shannon as Jasmine
Character Profile: Beauty’s girlfriend. She offers emotional support and career guidance. Jasmine is forced into the background as Beauty signs a recording deal.
Shannon’s Resume: Jada Shields in Charmed (2019), Starr in Instinct (2019), Karine in Two Sentence Horror Stories (2019), Kris in Black Christmas (2019), Breanna Casey in Leverage: Redemption (2021)
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Beauty Cast: Niecy Nash as Beauty’s Mother
Character Profile: Beauty’s mother. She is a religious woman who believes that life is all about balance. Nash’s character worries about the record industry corrupting her daughter.
Nash’s Resume: Deputy Raineesha Williams in Reno 911! (2003-), Naomi in Guess Who (2005), Lolli Ballentine in The Soul Man (2012-16), Desna Simms in Claws (2017-), Deloris Wise in When They See Us (2019)
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Beauty Cast: Giancarlo Esposito as Beauty’s Father
Character Profile: Beauty’s father. He’s a proud man who prioritizes his financial goals. Esposito’s character believes that his daughter is ready for “the big time.”
Esposito’s Resume: Buggin Out in Do the Right Thing (1989), Jack Baer in The Usual Suspects (1995), Gus Fring in Breaking Bad (2009-11), Akela in The Jungle Book (2016), Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian (2019-)
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Beauty Cast: Kyle Bary as Abel
Character Profile: Beauty’s brother. He is a confident young man who carries himself well. Abel gets teased by his father about having a “privileged” upbringing.
Bary’s Resume: Brian in The Oath (2018), Eugene in Noah Wise (2018), Samuel in Bumbld (2019), Quincy Dupont in Our Kind of People (2021-), Teenage Zion Miller in Ginny & Georgia (2021)
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Beauty Cast: Micheal Ward as Cain
Character Profile: Beauty’s brother. He agrees to threaten Jasmine. Cain believes that he is similar in spirit to his father.
Ward’s Resume: Brendan in The A List (2018-21), Jamie in Top Boy (2019-), Marco in Blue Story (2019), Franklyn in Small Axe (2020), Lykon in The Old Guard (2020)
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Beauty Cast: Sharon Stone as Colonizer
Character Profile: A record label executive. She plans to turn Beauty into a musical icon. Stone’s character strategizes to maximize the title character’s industry appeal.
Stone’s Resume: Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992), Ginger McKenna in Casino (1995), Ellen in The Quick and the Dead (1995), Hannah in The Laundromat (2019), Lenore Osgood in Ratched (2020)
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The Beauty cast also includes Sarah Stavrou (Toy Soldiers, White Men Can’t Jump), James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros., American Splendor), Andre Ozim (Uncut Gems, Power), Larena Danielle (American Ripper) and Joey Bada$$ (Mr. Robot, Power Book III: Raising Kanan).
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