The Causeway cast features Jennifer Lawrence, Brian Tyree Henry and Linda Emond. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Lila Neugebauer’s 2022 Apple TV+ movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Causeway centers on a traumatized war veteran. As Lynsey returns to civilian life in New Orleans, she meets a friendly mechanic named James. The narrative explores the main protagonists’ unique friendship as they recall life-changing experiences from the past. Here’s every actor and character in Causeway.
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Causeway Cast: Jennifer Lawrence as Lynsey
Character Profile: A war veteran from New Orleans. She is a water systems specialist for the Army Corps of Engineers who recovers from a brain injury sustained in Afghanistan. Lynsey bonds with a mechanic while talking about her sexuality and incarcerated brother.
Lawrence’s Resume: Raven/Mystique in the X-Men Movie Franchise (2011-), Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games Movie Franchise (2012-15), Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle (2013), Kate Dibiasky in Don’t Look Up (2021)
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Causeway Cast: Brian Tyree Henry as James
Character Profile: A mechanic at Nola Auto Repair. He pursues a friendship with Lynsey but finds out that she is a lesbian. James lives alone and struggles with a fateful decision that caused the death of his nephew.
Henry’s Resume: Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles in Atlanta (2016-), Jefferson Davis in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Mike in Child’s Play (2019), Dancarino in Vivo (2021), Phastos in Eternals (2021)
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Causeway Cast: Linda Emond as Gloria
Character Profile: Lynsey’s mother. She hosts her daughter after a hospital stay. Gloria observes Lynsey’s behavior as she acclimates to civilian life.
Emond’s Resume: Connie Clark in Lodge 49 (2018-19), Michelle-Anne Vanderhoven in Succession (2021), Rachel Malcolm in The Unforgivable (2021), Clara Barton in The Gilded Age (2022), Candace Fortner in The Patient (2022)
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Causeway Cast: Jayne Houdyshell as Sharon
Character Profile: Lynsey’s caretaker at a recovery center. She offers emotional support and life advice. Sharon worries about Lynsey’s mental health.
Houdyshell’s Resume: Miss Tetley in Changing Lanes (2002), Mrs. Lubin in Garden State (2004), Hannah in Little Women (2019), Bunny Folger in Only Murders in the Building (2021-22), Deirdre in The Humans (2021)
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Causeway Cast: Stephen McKinley Henderson as Dr. Lucas
Character Profile: A neurologist. He meets with Lynsey and inquires about the specifics of an IED attack that she experienced in Afghanistan. Dr. Lucas is reluctant to sign paperwork that would allow Lawrence’s character to begin another military tour.
Henderson’s Resume: William Slade in Lincoln (2012), Father Leviatch in Lady Bird (2017), Stewart in Devs (2020), Uncle Hollis in Wu-Tang: An American Saga (2019-), Pops in Bruised (2021)
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Causeway Cast: Russell Harvard as Justin
Character Profile: Lynsey’s incarcerated brother. He is a recovering drug addict. Justin communicates with Lynsey in ASL during the film’s final act.
Harvard’s Resume: Adult HW in There Will Be Blood (2007), Joe in Fringe (2010), Matt Hamill in The Hammer (2010), Mr. Wrench in Fargo (2014-17), Julian Stanton in Switched at Birth (2015)
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The Causeway cast also includes Sean Carvajal (Crashing, New Amsterdam), Fred Weller (In Plain Sight, BlacKkKlansman), Will Pullen (Greyhound, The Unforgivable) and Neal Huff (Moonrise Kingdom, Spotlight).
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