2020s

Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Five Days at Memorial’

The Five Days at Memorial cast features Vera Farmiga, Cherry Jones and Cornelius Smith Jr. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for John Ridley and Carlton Cuse’s 2022 Apple TV+ miniseries. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Five Days at Memorial takes place in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina. As a group of doctors and nurses look after patients, one of them realizes that an official evacuation plan hasn’t been clarified. The narrative explores the decision-making process of several characters during the worst natural disaster in American history. Here’s every main performer and character in Five Days at Memorial, an adaptation of Sheri Fink’s 2013 book.

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Five Days at Memorial Cast: Vera Farmiga as Anna Pou

Character Profile: A doctor at Memorial Medical Center. She looks after patients while conversing with her husband, Vince. Anna worries about severely ill people being abandoned.

Farmiga’s Resume: Madolyn in The Departed (2006), Alex Goran in Up in the Air (2009), Norma Louise Bates in Bates Motel (2013-17), Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring Movie Universe (2013-), Livia Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark (2021)

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Five Days at Memorial Cast: Cherry Jones as Susan Mulderick

Character Profile: A nurse at Memorial Medical Center. She is the incident commander and introduces special protocols. Susan realizes that her hospital doesn’t have an official hurricane evacuation plan.

Jones’ Resume: Edie Bailey in The Perfect Storm (2000), Officer Paski in Signs (2002), Mrs. Clack in The Village (2004), President Allison Taylor in 24 (2009-10), Rachel LaValley in The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

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Five Days at Memorial Cast: Cornelius Smith Jr. as Bryant King

Character Profile: A new physician at Memorial Medical Center. He moves patients upstairs and clashes with superiors. Bryant worries about rumors of patients being discharged.

Smith Jr.’s Resume: Frankie Hubbard in All My Children (2007-11), Marcus Walker in Scandal (2015-18), W.E.B. DuBois in Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (2020), Mayor Bill Campbell in Manhunt (2020), Corey in God Friended Me (2020)

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Five Days at Memorial Cast: Robert Pine as Horace Baltz

Character Profile: A doctor at Memorial Medical Center. He strategizes with colleagues and helps with an evacuation plan. Horace defends his decisions during flash-forward sequences.

Pine’s Resume: Joseph Getraer in CHiPs (1977-83), Bob Taylor in Red Eye (2005), Captain Wentworth in Lakeview Terrace (2008), Gerald Halpert in The Office (2009-10), Ed Woolard in Jobs (2013)

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Five Days at Memorial Cast: Julie Ann Emery as Diane Robichaux

Character Profile: A LifeCare administrator. She is pregnant and notices a leak in the building. Diane helps patients cope with stress during Hurricane Katrina.

Emery’s Resume: Ida Thurman in Fargo (2014), Marion Scheisskopf in Catch-22 (2019), Betsy Kettleman in Better Call Saul (2015-22), Lara Featherstone in Preacher (2017-19), Sylvia Reece in Bosch (2020-21)

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The Five Days at Memorial cast also includes Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Michael Gaston (The Leftovers, The Man in the High Castle), W. Earl Brown (There’s Something About Mary, Deadwood), Damon Standifer (MartinAce Ventura: When Nature Calls) and JD Evermore (RectifyDallas Buyers Club).

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