The Blonde cast features Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody and Bobby Cannavale. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Andrew Dominik’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Blonde chronicles the life of Norma Jeane Mortenson aka Marilyn Monroe. During the actress’ prime, she marries both a former professional athlete and a famous playwright. The narrative focuses on Norma Jeane’s quest to find happiness and inner peace. Here’s every main actor and character in Blonde, an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ 2000 novel.
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Blonde Cast: Ana de Armas as Norma Jeane aka Marilyn Monroe
Character Profile: An American orphan who transforms into a movie star. She investigates the identity of her estranged father and often calls her male partners “daddy.” Norma Jeane’s life spirals out of control after several abortions.
De Armas’ Resume: Felicidad Iglesias in Hands of Stone (2016), Joi in Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Marta Cabrera in Knives Out (2019), Paloma in No Time to Die (2021), Melinda Van Allen in Deep Water (2022)
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Blonde Cast: Adrien Brody as Arthur Miller aka The Playwright
Character Profile: Norma Jeane’s second husband, a famous writer. He meets his future wife while holding auditions for a new production. Arthur’s marriage to Norma Jeane falls apart after she suffers a miscarriage.
Brody’s Resume: Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (2002), Jack Starks in The Jacket (2005), Salvador Dalí in Midnight in Paris (2011), Dmitri in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Pat Riley in Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022)
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Blonde Cast: Bobby Cannavale as Joe DiMaggio aka Ex Athlete
Character Profile: Norma Jeane’s first husband, a retired professional baseball player. The Italian-American man offers a “decent life.” Joe gets angry upon learning about Norma Jeane’s nude model background.
Cannavale’s Resume: Gyp Rosetti in Boardwalk Empire (2012), Chili in Blue Jasmine (2013), Paxton in Ant-Man (2015), Colin Belfast in Homecoming (2018-20), Skinny Razor in The Irishman (2019)
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Blonde Cast: Xavier Samuel as Cass Chaplin
Character Profile: The son of cinema icon Charlie Chaplin. He has a sexual fling with Norma Jeane and Eddy Robinson Jr. in Hollywood. Cass meets with Joe to discuss a business proposition.
Samuel’s Resume: Riley in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), Lieutenant Parker in Fury (2014), Reginald DeCourcy in Love & Friendship (2016), Kit Parker in Tell Me Your Secrets (2021), Scotty Moore in Elvis (2022)
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Blonde Cast: Julianne Nicholson as Gladys
Character Profile: Norma Jeane’s mother. She tries to drown her child during the first act. Gladys gets moved to a psychiatric facility and doesn’t acknowledge Norma Jeane during a visit.
Nicholson’s Resume: Alice Martin in Kinsey (2004), Ivy Weston in August: Osage County (2013), Glory Maitland in The Outsider (2020), Lori Ross in Mare of Easttown (2021), Cranny McKinney in Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022)
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The Blonde cast also includes Lily Fisher (Station 19, Life & Beth), Evan Williams (Awkward., Versailles), Toby Huss (Halt and Catch Fire, Dickinson), David Warshofsky (There Will Be Blood, Now You See Me) and Caspar Phillipson (Jackie, Mission: Impossible – Fallout).
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