The Inheritance cast features Lily Collins, Simon Pegg and Connie Nielsen. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Vaughn Stein’s 2020 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Inheritance centers on a district attorney who protects a familial secret. As Lauren Monroe prepares for a big case, her wealthy father suddenly dies from a heart attack. The storyline follows the main protagonist as she makes a disturbing discovery on her family’s property. Here’s every actor and character in Inheritance.
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Inheritance Cast: Lily Collins as Lauren Monroe
Character Profile: The Manhattan district attorney. She inherits one million dollars and a secret from her late father. Lauren finds a chained-up man in an underground chamber on her family’s property.
Collins’ Resume: Clary in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), Rosie Dunne in Love, Rosie (2014), Ellen in To the Bone (2017), Emily Cooper in Emily in Paris (2020-), Rita Alexander in Mank (2020)
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Inheritance Cast: Simon Pegg as Morgan Warner
Character Profile: A prisoner on Lauren’s familial property. He claims to have been locked up for 30 years. Morgan convinces Lauren to let him go.
Pegg’s Resume: Shaun in Shaun of the Dead (2004), Nicholas Angel in Hot Fuzz (2007), Scotty in Star Trek (2009), Gary King in The World’s End (2013), King James in America: The Motion Picture (2021)
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Inheritance Cast: Connie Nielsen as Catherine Monroe
Character Profile: Lauren’s mother. She doesn’t want money to tear her family apart. Catherine protects a secret about the past.
Nielsen’s Resume: Christabella Andreoli in The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Lucilla in Gladiator (2000), Nina Yorkin in One Hour Photo (2002), Hippolyta in Wonder Woman (2017), Freya in Sea Fever (2019)
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Inheritance Cast: Chace Crawford as William Monroe
Character Profile: Lauren’s brother. He is a controversial congressman who prepares for an election. William offers to give half of his inheritance to Lauren.
Crawford’s Resume: Tyler Simms in The Covenant (2006), Nate Archibald in Gossip Girl (2007-12), Joseph Young in The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008), Marco in What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012), The Deep/Kevin Moskowitz in The Boys (2019-)
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Inheritance Cast: Patrick Warburton as Archer Monroe
Character Profile: Lauren’s father. He dies from a heart attack in the opening act. Archer leaves Lauren with one million dollars and a disturbing secret.
Warburton’s Resume: Joe Swanson/Joe’s Mother in Family Guy (1999-), Kronk in The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), Agent Tee in Men in Black II (2002), Ken in Bee Movie (2007), Hymie in Get Smart (2008)
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Inheritance Cast: Marque Richardson as Scott Monroe
Character Profile: Lauren’s husband. He looks after his two children as his wife prepares for a case. Scott gets concerned when Lauren doesn’t return his calls.
Richardson’s Resume: Toby T. in Kenneth in Detention (2011), Kenneth in True Blood (2012-13), Reggie in Dear White People (2014), Reggie Green in Dear White People (2017-21), Nick in Antebellum (2020)
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Inheritance Cast: Michael Beach as Harold Thewlis
Character Profile: Archer’s trusted colleague. He offers advice to Lauren. Harold agrees to cover-up Morgan’s disappearance.
Beach’s Resume: Miles in Soul Food (1997), Monte Parker in Third Watch (1999-2005), Jesse in Aquaman (2018), Frank Hunt in If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Detective Murphy in Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (2022)
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The Inheritance cast also includes Rebecca Adams (Mara, Mediator), Alec James (Crime Story, Covenant), Josh Murray (Killing Lincoln, General Hospital), Mariyah Francis (NCIS: New Orleans, The Ravine) and Joe Herrera (The Family Business, The Resident).
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