The Smile cast features Sosie Bacon, Kyle Gallner and Jessie T. Usher. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Parker Finn’s 2022 movie on Paramount+. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Smile focuses on an American doctor who witnesses a patient’s suicide. As Rose Cotter recovers from the traumatic experience, she displays increasingly erratic behavior. The narrative follows the main protagonist as she investigates several deaths with an ex-boyfriend. Here’s every actor and character in Smile.
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Smile Cast: Sosie Bacon as Rose Cotter
Character Profile: A doctor who observes a patient’s violent death. She concerns both her colleagues and fiancée after talking about a menacing ghost. Rose hasn’t fully recovered from a traumatic childhood experience.
Bacon’s Resume: Ten-Year-Old Emily in Loverboy (2005), Skye Miller in 13 Reasons Why (2017-18), Mimi Webb Miller in Narcos: Mexico (2020), Carrie Layden in Mare of Easttown (2021), Mandy in As We See It (2022)
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Smile Cast: Kyle Gallner as Joel
Character Profile: Rose’s ex-boyfriend. He is a detective who questions her during an investigation. Joel helps Rose research several suicides and one murder.
Gallner’s Resume: Cassidy “Beaver” Casablancas in Veronica Mars (2005-06), Hasil Farrell in Outsiders (2016-17), Simon in Dinner in America (2020), Eric Fisher in Interrogation (2020), Vince Schneider in Scream (2022)
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Smile Cast: Jessie T. Usher as Trevor
Character Profile: Rose’s fiancée. He offers emotional support to his wife after a traumatic work experience. Trevor worries about Rose’s mental health.
Usher’s Resume: Lyle Hugginson in Level Up (2012-13), Cam Calloway in Survivor’s Remorse (2014-17), Dylan Hiller in Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), A-Train/Reggie Franklin in The Boys (2019-), Davon in Tales of the Walking Dead (2022)
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Smile Cast: Robin Weigert as Madeline Northcott
Character Profile: A therapist. She links Rose’s hallucinations to her mother’s death. Dr. Northcott receives a troubling phone call from Trevor.
Weigert’s Resume: Calamity Jane in Deadwood (2004-06), Hannelore in The Good German (2006), Adult Olive in Synecdoche, New York (2008), Susan in The Sessions (2012), Dr. Amanda Reisman in Big Little Lies (2017-19)
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Smile Cast: Caitlin Stasey as Laura Weaver
Character Profile: Rose’s patient. She is a 26-year-old graduate student who sees a smiling figure. Laura commits suicide in front of Rose.
Stasey’s Resume: Ellie Linton in Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), Claire in Please Like Me (2013-16), Trinity/Divinity in Lust for Love (2014), Keziah in I, Frankenstein (2014), Jill Shore in Bridge and Tunnel (2021-)
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Smile Cast: Kal Penn as Morgan Desai
Character Profile: Rose’s colleague. He meets with her after a work incident. Dr. Desai urges Rose to take a mental health break.
Penn’s Resume: Taj Mahal Badalandabad in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002), Kumar Patel in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004), Dr. Lawrence Kutner in House (2007-12), Seth Wright in Designated Survivor (2016-19), Shaan Tripathi in Clarice (2021)
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The Smile cast also includes Rob Morgan (Mudbound, Don’t Look Up), Gillian Zinser (Savages, The Guilty), Judy Reyes (Scrubs, Devious Maids), Jack Sochet (The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, No Vacancy) and Nick Arapoglou (Freaky, The Resident).
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