Know the Cast: ‘Umma’

Umma Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2022 Movie on Netflix

The Umma cast features Sandra Oh, Fivel Stewart and Dermot Mulroney. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Iris K. Shim’s 2022 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Umma follows a Korean-American woman named Amanda. She lives a quiet life with her teenage daughter, Chris, and claims that she is allergic to electricity. When the ashes of Amanda’s mother arrive in a box, she is forced to grapple with lingering emotional trauma. Here’s every main performer and character in Umma.

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Umma Cast: Sandra Oh as Amanda

Umma Cast on Netflix - Sandra Oh as Amanda

Character Profile: A Korean-American farmer. She sells honey and raises a teenage daughter. Amanda struggles with mental health issues after learning about her mother’s death.

Oh’s Resume: Stephanie in Sideways (2004), Dr. Cristina Yang in Grey’s Anatomy (2005-), Eve Polastri in Killing Eve (2018-), Ji-Yoon Kim in The Chair (2021), Ming Lee in Turning Red (2022)

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Umma Cast: Fivel Stewart as Chris

Umma Cast on Netflix - Fivel Stewart as Chris

Character Profile: Amanda’s daughter. She is a well-behaved teenager who knows little about the outside world. Chris gets angry upon learning about her mother’s manipulative behavior.

Stewart’s Resume: Lucinda in Pit Fighter (2005), Ella in Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft (2013), Stephanie in Hope Bridge (2015), Izzie in Atypical (2018-21), Jai Mathis in T@gged (2018)

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Umma Cast: Dermot Mulroney as Danny

Umma Cast on Netflix - Dermot Mulroney as Danny

Character Profile: Amanda’s honey distributor. He means well and helps Chris with a college application. Danny looks after Amanda’s best interests.

Mulroney’s Resume: Dirty Steve Stephens in Young Guns (1988), Michael O’Neal in My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), Steve Huberbrecht in August: Osage County (2013), John Carmichael in Hanna (2020-21), Robert in Along for the Ride (2022)

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Umma Cast: Odeya Rush as River

Umma Cast on Netflix - Odeya Rush as River

Character Profile: Danny’s niece. She hangs out with Chris throughout the film.

Rush’s Resume: Fiona in The Giver (2014), Hannah in Goosebumps (2015), Jenna Walton in Lady Bird (2017), Ellen in Dumplin’ (2018), Macy in Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)

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The Umma cast also includes MeeWha Alana Lee (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, Project Pay Day), Tom Yi (Bridesmaids, The Purge), Danielle K. Golden (Border Guardians of Ackernon, Father Stu), Hana Marie Kim (Almost Asian) and Mark Kirksey (Licorice Pizza).

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