Know the Cast & Characters: ‘From Scratch’

From Scratch Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 2022 Netflix Miniseries

The From Scratch cast features Zoe Saldaña, Eugenio Mastrandrea and Danielle Deadwyler. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Attica Locke and Tembi Locke’s 2022 Netflix miniseries. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

From Scratch chronicles the relationship between a female American artist and a male Sicilian chef. After Amy and Lino meet in Italy during the fall of 2000, they begin a new life together in Los Angeles. The narrative follows the main protagonists as they deal with several life obstacles. Here’s every actor and character in From Scratch, an adaptation of Tembi Locke’s 2019 novel.

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From Scratch Cast: Zoe Saldaña as Amy

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Character Profile: An artist from Texas who seeks a “personal renaissance” in Italy. She attended both Brown University and Georgetown Law. Amy marries a Sicilian chef and learns to appreciate his family’s unique perspective.

Saldaña’s Resume: Neytiri in Avatar Movie Franchise (2009-), Cataleya in Colombiana (2011), Gamora in the MCU (2014-), Rosa Hernández in Vivo (2021), Princess Maya in Maya and the Three (2021)

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From Scratch Cast: Eugenio Mastrandrea as Lino

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Character Profile: Amy’s husband, a chef. He is a proud Sicilian who upset his father by leaving their village. Lino struggles to find work in Los Angeles before receiving bad news about his health.

Mastrandrea’s Resume: Giancarlo in A.C.A.B. – All Cops Are Bastards (2012), Zanussi in Nero a metà (2018), Marcello Favini in La fuggitiva (2021)

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From Scratch Cast: Danielle Deadwyler as Zora

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Character Profile: Amy’s sister. She is a photographer who dates a professional football player. Zora helps Amy find clarity while dealing with familial issues.

Deadwyler’s Resume: LaQuita “Quita” Maxwell in The Haves and the Have Nots (2016-20), Nicque Green in Paradise Lost (2020), June in Watchmen (2019), Cuffee in The Harder They Fall (2021), Miranda Carroll in Station Eleven (2021)

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From Scratch Cast: Judith Scott as Maxine

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Character Profile: Amy’s step-mother. She is a stoic woman who clashes with her husband’s ex-wife. Maxine tries her best to support Amy and Lino.

Scott’s Resume: TV Debut in From Scratch

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From Scratch Cast: Kellita Smith as Lynn

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Character Profile: Amy’s mother. She is a charismatic woman who speaks her mind. Lynn offers motherly advice throughout the series.

Smith’s Resume: Wanda McCullough in The Bernie Mac Show (2001-06), First Lady Katherine Johnson in The First Family (2012-15), Roberta Warren in Z Nation (2014-18), Sergeant Roberta Warren in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015), Carla Hudson in Influence (2020)

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From Scratch Cast: Lucia Sardo as Filomena

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Character Profile: Lino’s mother. She is a religious woman who values her cooking skills. Filomena helps Amy reunite Lino with his estranged father.

Sardo’s Resume: Seconda Donna linciaggio in Malena (2000), Felicia Impastato in One Hundred Steps (2000), Concetta in Romanzo siciliano (2016), Nonna Maria in Alone with Her Dreams (2019), Ada in Sulla giostra (2021)

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From Scratch Cast: Paride Benassai as Giacomo

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Character Profile: Lino’s father. He is stern-headed Sicilian who worries about being shamed in his village. Giacomo learns to be a better father by listening to Amy’s advice and demands.

Benassai’s Resume: Smallholder in Baaria (2009), Marcello in L’ora legale (2017), Nicola Casisa in La fuitina sbagliata (2018), Paride in Ore diciotto in punto (2020), Don Calogero in Un pugno di amici (2020)

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From Scratch Cast: Keith David as Hershel

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Character Profile: Amy’s father. He is a proud Texan who raised his daughters after a divorce. Hershel develops a strong bond with Lino.

David’s Resume: Childs in The Thing (1982), Frank in They Live (1988), General Kimsey in Armageddon (1998), Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog (2009), Otis Haywood Sr. in Nope (2022)

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The From Scratch cast also includes Roberta Rigano (Prima che la notte, I Know This Much Is True), Terrell Carter (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Shooter), Medalion Rahimi (Before I Fall, NCIS: Los Angeles), Jonathan Del Arco (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Closer), Giacomo Gianniotti (Grey’s Anatomy, Luca) and Kassandra Clementi (Home and Away, UnREAL).

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