The Where the Crawdads Sing cast features Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith and Harris Dickinson. This info article contains minor spoilers for Olivia Newman’s 2022 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Where the Crawdads Sing follows a young woman who lives alone in rural North Carolina. As Kya Clark falls in love with a local man, she develops her career as a wildlife artist. The narrative jumps back and forth in time as Kya struggles to find peace and happiness. Here’s every main actor and character in Where the Crawdads Sing, an adaptation of Delia Owens’ 2018 novel.
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Where the Crawdads Sing Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones as Kya Clark
Character Profile: A North Carolina native. She lives in a marsh region and works as an artist. Kya gets accused of killing a lover.
Edgar-Jones’ Resume: Cassie in Pond Life (2018), Emily Gresham in War of the Worlds (2019-), Marianne in Normal People (2020), Brenda Lafferty in Under the Banner of Heaven (2022), Noa in Fresh (2022)
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Where the Crawdads Sing Cast: Taylor John Smith as Tate Walker
Character Profile: Kya’s love interest. He leaves home to attend college at the University of North Carolina. Tate bonds with Kya while discussing traumatic experiences.
Smith’s Resume: Bash Casey in Cruel Intentions (2016), Tyler Hanson in You Get Me (2017), Belford in Hunter Killer (2018), John Keene in Sharp Objects (2018), Walter Quaid in Shadow in the Cloud (2020)
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Where the Crawdads Sing Cast: Harris Dickinson as Chase Andrews
Character Profile: A murder victim. He befriends Kya and develops a romantic relationship with her. Chase dies not long after admitting an important fact about his personal life.
Dickinson’s Resume: Frankie in Beach Rats (2017), J. Paul Getty III in Trust (2018), Simon in County Lines (2019), Conrad Oxford in The King’s Man (2021), Carl in Triangle of Sadness (2022)
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Where the Crawdads Sing Cast: David Strathairn as Tom Milton
Character Profile: Kya’s lawyer. He defends her during a murder trial. Tom tries to change the reputation of the “marsh girl.”
Strathairn’s Resume: Pierce Patchett in L.A. Confidential (1997), Edward R. Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), William Seward in Lincoln (2012), Dave in Nomadland (2020), Pete in Nightmare Alley (2021)
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The Where the Crawdads Sing cast also includes Michael Hyatt (Fame, Nightcrawler), Sterling Macer Jr., (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Double Take), Bill Kelly (Bloodline, The Wonder Years), Ahna O’Reilly (The Help, Fruitvale Station) and Garret Dillahunt (Deadwood, 12 Years a Slave).
Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.
Categories: 2020s, Drama, Know the Cast, Mystery, Thriller
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