The Welcome to Chippendales cast features Kumail Nanjiani, Murray Bartlett and Annaleigh Ashford. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Robert Siegel’s 2022 Hulu miniseries. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Welcome to Chippendales follows an Indian entrepreneur named Somen Banerjee. After founding a Los Angeles backgammon club, he creates a now-legendary entertainment franchise for women. The storyline explores all the behind the scenes chaos as Somen expands his Tinseltown network. Here’s every main actor and character in Welcome to Chippendales.
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Welcome to Chippendales Cast: Kumail Nanjiani as Somen Banerjee
Character Profile: The owner of Chippendales. He becomes a prominent Hollywood figure during the 80s after moving from Mumbai to Los Angeles. Somen hires a team of specialists to help execute his business plans.
Nanjiani’s Resume: Dinesh Chugtai in Silicon Valley (2014-19), Kumail in The Big Sick (2017), Stu in Stuber (2019), Jesus Christ in Bless the Harts (2019-), Kingo in Eternals (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘1899’
Welcome to Chippendales Cast: Murray Bartlett as Nick De Noia
Character Profile: A professional choreographer. He helps Somen develop dance routines at Chippendales. Nick is a typical Hollywood hustler who looks after his best interests.
Bartlett’s Resume: Troy in August (2011), Dom Basaluzzo in Looking (2014-15), in Michael “Mouse” Tolliver in Tales of the City (2019), Armond in The White Lotus (2021), Vinnie Green in Physical (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Mike’
Welcome to Chippendales Cast: Annaleigh Ashford as Irene
Character Profile: A professional accountant. She is a former bartender and the black sheep of her family. Irene builds a romantic relationship with Somen while offering financial advice.
Ashford’s Resume: Betty DiMello in Masters of Sex (2013-16), Elizabeth Cote and Paula Jones in American Crime Story (2018-2022), Mimi Mismatch in Late Night (2019), Shelly Rozansky in Younger (2019), Lilly Darrow in Unbelievable (2019)
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Welcome to Chippendales Cast: Juliette Lewis as Denise
Character Profile: A medical receptionist. She visits Chippendales and pitches a breakaway pants idea to Somen and Nick. Denise describes herself as a “vision facilitator.”
Lewis’ Resume: Danielle Bowden in Cape Fear (1991), Mallory Knox in Natural Born Killers (1994), Kate Fuller in From Dusk Til Dawn (1996), Andrea Cornell in Secrets and Lies (2015-16), Natalie in Yellowjackets (2021-)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Reboot’
Welcome to Chippendales Cast: Dan Stevens as Paul Snider
Character Profile: A Los Angeles promoter. He helps Somen see the big picture. Paul murders his ex-girlfriend in the first episode.
Stevens’ Resume: Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey (2010-12), David in The Guest (2014), David Haller in Legion (2017-19), Beast in Beauty and the Beast (2017), John Dean in Gaslit (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Inside Man’
Welcome to Chippendales Cast: Nicola Peltz Beckham as Dorothy Stratten
Character Profile: Paul’s girlfriend, a Playboy Playmate. She helps Somen with costume ideas. Dorothy is murdered by Paul shortly after meeting filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich.
Peltz’s Resume: Mackenzie in Deck the Halls (2006), Katara in The Last Airbender (2010), Bradley Martin in Bates Motel (2013-15), Tessa Yeager in Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), Felicity in Holidate (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘The Peripheral’
The Welcome to Chippendales cast also includes Robin de Jesús (The Boys in the Band, tick, tick… BOOM!), Quentin Plair (The Good Lord Bird, Roswell, New Mexico), Darren Lipari (21 Bridges, Mr. Robot), Justin L. Wilson (Madam Secretary, Pose) and Jen Cohn (The Wrestler, Turbo).
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