Know the Cast: ‘Keep Breathing’

Keep Breathing Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2022 Netflix Miniseries

The Keep Breathing cast features Melissa Barrera, Jeff Wilbusch and Austin Stowell. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Martin Gero and Brendan Gall’s 2022 Netflix miniseries. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Keep Breathing follows a lawyer who plans a trip to Inuvik in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Liv Rivera catches a ride with a Cessna pilot and then fights for her life when the plane crashes. The storyline explores the protagonist’s frame of mind as she thinks about lessons learned from her parents. Here’s every main performer and character in Keep Breathing.

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Keep Breathing Cast: Melissa Barrera as Liv Rivera

Keep Breathing Cast on Netflix - Melissa Barrera as Liv Rivera

Character Profile: A securities litigator. She is a former Girl Scout who survived a home fire accident in the recent past. Liv learns that she is pregnant and hopes to reconnect with her estranged mother in Canada.

Barrera’s Resume: Isabel Cantú in Club de Cuervos (2017), Lyn in Vida (2018-20), Chama in All the World Is Sleeping (2021), Vanessa in In the Heights (2021), Sam Carpenter in Scream (2022)

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Keep Breathing Cast: Jeff Wilbusch as Danny Summerfield

Keep Breathing Cast on Netflix - Jeff Wilbusch as Danny Summerfield

Character Profile: Liv’s colleague, a lawyer. They develop a romance after being set up by a mutual friend. Danny is the mother of Liv’s child and appears in flashback sequences.

Wilbusch’s Resume: Noah Weisz in Bad Banks (2018), Anton Mesterbein in The Little Drummer Girl (2018), Moishe Lefkovitch in Unorthodox (2020), Uri Savir in Oslo (2021), Gregor Grause in Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes (2021)

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Keep Breathing Cast: Austin Stowell as Sam

Keep Breathing Cast on Netflix - Austin Stowell as Sam

Character Profile: An Oxycodone transporter. He offers Liv a ride in a Cessna and claims that he’s a photographer for National Geographic. Sam dies in the opening episode and speaks to Liv during dream sequences.

Stowell’s Resume: Jesse in The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2009-11), Ryan in Whiplash (2014), Larry King in Battle of the Sexes (2017), Nately in Catch-22 (2019), Patrick Sullivan in Fantasy Island (2020)

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Keep Breathing Cast: Juan Pablo Espinosa as Tomás

Keep Breathing Cast on Netflix - Juan Pablo Espinosa as Tomas

Character Profile: Liv’s father. He tries to emotionally recover after his wife leaves him and their daughter. Tomás educates Liv about life during flashback scenes.

Espinosa’s Resume: Emilio Romero García in El Secretario (2011-12), Cristóbal Soler in Secrets of Paradise (2013), Luis Carlos Galán in Narcos (2015), Flavio Murguía in Half Brothers (2020), Rodolfo in Acapulco (2021)

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Keep Breathing Cast: Florencia Lozano as Lucia

Keep Breathing Cast on Netflix - Florencia Lozano as Lucia

Character Profile: Liv’s mother. She is an artist from Argentina. Lucia appears in dreams as Liv tries to understand what she learned from her mother.

Lozano’s Resume: Téa Delgado Lord in One Life to Live (1975-2013), Lieutenant Tejada in Perfect Stranger (2007), Dr. Thompson in Veronika Decides to Die (2009), Claudia Messina in Narcos (2016), Dr. Ruth Hubbard in Madam Secretary (2018)

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The Keep Breathing cast also includes Mike Dopud (In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Getenesh Berhe (Cinema of Sleep, Nine Films About Technology), Michelle Choi-Lee (The Unforgivable, Yellowjackets), Alison Wandzura (Van Helsing, The Healing Powers of Dude) and Stephanie Izsak (Firefly Lane, The Flash).

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