2020s

Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Orphan: First Kill’

The Orphan: First Kill cast features Isabelle Fuhrman, Julia Stiles and Rossif Sutherland. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for William Brent Bell’s 2022 Paramount+ movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Orphan: First Kill centers on an Estonian woman who suffers from a gland disorder. When Leena Klammer breaks out of a psychiatric hospital, she assumes the identity of a missing American girl. The narrative follows Esther Albright as she begins a new life in Connecticut and terrorizes a small town community. Here’s every main performer and character in Orphan: First Kill, a prequel to the 2009 film Orphan.

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Orphan: First Kill Cast: Isabelle Fuhrman as Esther Albright aka Leena Klammer

Character Profile: A 31-year-old woman who escapes from a hospital. She has a gland disorder that causes proportional dwarfism. Leena pretends to be a missing American girl named Esther.

Fuhrman’s Resume: Esther in Orphan (2009), Clove in The Hunger Games (2012), Tessa Johnson in Masters of Sex (2015-16), Alex in The Novice (2021), Eleanor in The Last Thing Mary Saw (2021)

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Orphan: First Kill Cast: Julia Stiles as Tricia Albright

Character Profile: Esther’s mother. She is seemingly thrilled about reuniting with her missing daughter. Tricia immediately knows that “Esther” is a fraud.

Stiles’ Resume: Kat Stratford in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Nicolette in The Bourne Identity (2002), Blue in Blue (2012-14), Veronica in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Georgina Ryland in Riviera (2017-20)

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Orphan: First Kill Cast: Rossif Sutherland as Allen Albright

Character Profile: Tricia’s husband. He is an artist who changed significantly after his daughter’s disappearance. Allen bonds with Esther as his wife and son hide a dark secret.

Sutherland’s Resume: Nostradamus in Reign (2013-15), Warrant Officer Ryan Sanders in Hyena Road (2015), John Lake in River (2015), Michael Vos in Possessor (2020), Meursault in Paris Paris (2022)

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Orphan: First Kill Cast: Hiro Kanagawa as Inspector Donnan

Character Profile: A Connecticut detective. He visits the Albright home to follow up on a missing persons case. Inspector Donnan takes a record from Esther’s room for a fingerprint test.

Kanagawa’s Resume: Lieutenant Suzuki in iZombie (2015-18), Taishi Okamura in The Man in the High Castle (2015-16), Director Bennett in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (2017-18), Captain Tanaka in Altered Carbon (2018), Dr. Hirai in Star Trek: Discovery (2022)

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Orphan: First Kill Cast: Matthew Finlan as Gunnar Albright

Character Profile: Tricia and Allen’s son. He is a fencer who clashes with Esther. Gunnar and his mother cover up a crime.

Finlan’s Resume: MP Mosley in The Terror (2019), All-American Bro in Grand Army (2020), Shitty Boy #1 in Workin’ Moms (2020), Jerald Baxter in Brazen (2022), Leo in My Fake Boyfriend (2022)

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Orphan: First Kill Cast: Samantha Walkes as Dr. Segar

Character Profile: A psychiatrist who treated Esther before her disappearance. She believes that the new Esther seems to be “performing.” Dr. Segar changes her mind upon listening to the Albright family talk about a past trip.

Walkes’ Resume: Queen Lulea in Santa’s Castle (2018), Cassiopeia Bright in Murdoch Mysteries (2021-), Rose King in The Kings of Napa (2022), Nadine in Good Sam (2022)

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The Orphan: First Kill cast also includes David Lawrence Brown (The Pinkertons, Burden of Truth), Lauren Cochrane (Fractured, Hunter Hunter), Gwendolyn Collins (Stand!, Tales from the Loop), Kristen Sawatzky (Channel Zero, The Return) and Jeff Strome (Goon, Fractured).

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