The Nope cast features Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Brandon Perea. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Jordan Peele’s 2022 movie on Peacock. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Nope centers on two Black horse trainers from Agua Dulce, California. When OJ and Emerald Haywood detect paranormal activity on their ranch, they hire a tech wizard and filmmaker to capture photographic evidence. The narrative follows the main protagonists as they investigate a creature called Jean Jacket. Here’s every actor and character in Nope.
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Nope Cast: Daniel Kaluuya as OJ Haywood
Character Profile: A horse trainer for Haywood Hollywood Horses. He looks after the family business upon the sudden death of his father. OJ investigates a paranormal creature with the demeanor of a Western protagonist.
Kaluuya’s Resume: Chris Washington in Get Out (2017), Jatemme Manning in Widows (2018), W’Kabi in Black Panther (2018), Slim in Queen & Slim (2019), Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
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Nope Cast: Keke Palmer as Emerald Haywood
Character Profile: OJ’s sister. She is a charismatic woman who works well with professional colleagues. Emerald wants to prove her worth as a rancher.
Palmer’s Resume: Aisha in Winx Club (2011-15), Zayday Williams in Scream Queens (2015-16), Kym in Scream: The TV Series (2019), Mercedes in Hustlers (2019), Alice in Alice (2022)
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Nope Cast: Brandon Perea as Angel Torres
Character Profile: A Frye’s employee. He helps with tech duties at Haywood Hollywood Horses. Angel believes that his documentarian work could help save Earth from being destroyed by aliens.
Perea’s Resume: Alfonso Sosa in The OA (2016-19), Kenton in Dance Camp (2016), Dr. Jonathan Tyme in Doom Patrol (2020), Arjay in American Insurrection (2021)
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Nope Cast: Michael Wincott as Antlers Holst
Character Profile: An accomplished cinematographer. He accepts an “offer of a lifetime.” Antlers uses a non-electrical camera while tracking a being known as Jean Jacket.
Wincott’s Resume: Conway Twill in Dead Man (1995), Kent/Michael/Joe in Talk Radio (1988), Rene Ricard in Basquiat (1996), Jeremy Brunell in What Just Happened (2008), Old Bill in Westworld (2016)
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Nope Cast: Steven Yeun as Ricky “Jupe” Park
Character Profile: The owner of a California theme park. He is a former child actor who survived an on-set tragedy. Jupe collaborates with the Haywood siblings.
Yeun’s Resume: Glenn Rhee in The Walking Dead (2010-16), Derek Cho in Mayhem (2017), Jacob in Minari (2020), Mark Grayson in Invincible (2021-), Richard in The Humans (2021)
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The Nope cast also includes Wrenn Schmidt (The Looming Tower, For All Mankind), Keith David (The Thing, They Live), Devon Graye (13 Sins, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.), Terry Notary (Kong: Skull Island, The Call of the Wild) and Barbie Ferreira (Unpregnant, Euphoria).
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