Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Emily the Criminal’

Emily the Criminal Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 2022 Movie

The Emily the Criminal cast features Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi and Megalyn Echikunwoke. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for John Patton Ford’s 2022 movie on NetflixCheck out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Emily the Criminal centers on a California artist. When the title character participates in a get-rich-quick scheme, she quickly becomes addicted to the rush. The narrative follows the protagonist as she runs a fake credit card ring with her boyfriend. Here’s every main actor and character in Emily the Criminal.

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Emily the Criminal Cast: Aubrey Plaza as Emily Benetto

Emily the Criminal Cast - Aubrey Plaza as Emily Benetto

Character Profile: An artist from New Jersey. She pursues professional opportunities in Los Angeles. Emily learns how to produce fake credit cards while building a romance with her partner.

Plaza’s Resume: April Ludgate in Parks and Recreation (2009-15), Brandy Klark in The To Do List (2013), Lenny Busker in Legion (2017-19), Ingrid Thorburn in Ingrid Goes West (2017), Laura in Little Demon (2022)

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Emily the Criminal Cast: Theo Rossi as Youcef

Emily the Criminal Cast - Theo Rossi as Youcef

Character Profile: The leader of a fake credit card ring. He is an immigrant who works with his hard-nosed cousin. Youcef mentors Emily and pursues a romantic relationship with her.

Rossi’s Resume: Stan Giamatti in Grey’s Anatomy (2007), Antonio in Cloverfield (2008), Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz in Sons of Anarchy (2008-14), Hernan “Shades” Alvarez in Luke Cage (2016-18), Burt Cummings in Army of the Dead (2021)

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Emily the Criminal Cast: Megalyn Echikunwoke as Liz

Emily the Criminal Cast - Megalyn Echikunwoke as Liz

Character Profile: Emily’s long-time friend. She offers personal and professional advice. Liz helps Emily with a work opportunity.

Echikunwoke’s Resume: Rose in Damsels in Distress (2011), Lisa in Night School (2018), Edie Palmer in Almost Family (2019-20), Robin in Late Night (2019), April in House of Lies (2021)

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Emily the Criminal Cast: Gina Gershon as Alice

Emily the Criminal Cast - Gina Gershon as Alice

Character Profile: Liz’s boss. She is a business owner from Hoboken who seeks a design intern. Alice clashes with Emily during an interview.

Gershon’s Resume: Cristal Connors in Showgirls (1995), Corky in Bound (1996), Sasha Hassler in Face/Off (1997), Sharla Smith in Killer Joe (2011), Jeanie Bloom in New Amsterdam (2020-21)

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The Emily the Criminal cast also includes Jonathan Avigdori (FaudaSnowfall), Bernardo Badillo (Sully, Queen of the South), Wesley Han (Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin, Russian Doll), Brandon Sklenar (The Offer, Westworld) and Janice Sonia Lee (Maria of the LuFreak Out).

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