The Wednesday cast features Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie and Riki Lindhome. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Alfred Gough, Miles Millar and Tim Burton’s Netflix series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Wednesday focuses on a goth teenager named Wednesday Addams. Upon enrolling at Nevermore Academy, she spends most of her time investigating classmates and authoritative figures. The narrative follows Wednesday as she identifies a campus monster and links it to a Nevermore conspiracy. Here’s every main actor and character in Wednesday, a series inspired by Charles Addams’ franchise characters.
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Slumberland’
Wednesday Cast: Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
Character Profile: A Nevermore Academy student who experiences dark visions. She is a talented writer who admires the work of Mary Shelley. Wednesday tries to excavate the truth at Nevermore Academy.
Ortega’s Resume: Vice President’s Daughter in Iron Man 3 (2013), Harley Diaz in Stuck in the Middle (2016-18), Vada Cavell in The Fallout (2022), Tara Carpenter in Scream (2022), Lorraine in X (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Christmas with You’
Wednesday Cast: Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems
Character Profile: The Nevermore Academy principal. She chauffeurs students and tries to bond with them. Larissa is a former classmate of Wednesday’s mother.
Christie’s Resume: Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones (2012-19), Commander Lyme in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015), Captain Phasma in the Star Wars Franchise (2015-), Gwen in In Fabric (2018), Lucifer Morningstar in The Sandman (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘1899’
Wednesday Cast: Riki Lindhome as Valerie Kinbott
Character Profile: Wednesday’s therapist. She creates a sanctuary to discuss anything. Dr. Kinbott gets mixed up a Nevermore conspiracy.
Lindhome’s Resume: Hilary in My Best Friend’s Girl (2008), Sadie in The Last House on the Left (2009), Poison Ivy in The Lego Batman Movie (2017), Donna Thrombey in Knives Out (2019), Kimberly Harris in Duncanville (2020-)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Off Track’
Wednesday Cast: Jamie McShane as Donovan Galpin
Character Profile: The Jericho sheriff. He investigates reports of a monster at Nevermore Academy. Sheriff Galpin believes that Wednesday’s father killed a man named Garrett Gates.
McShane’s Resume: Cameron Hayes in Sons of Anarchy (2008-10), William J. Daugherty in Argo (2012), Donnelly in Gone Girl (2014), Eric O’Bannon in Bloodline (2015-17), Detective Lankford in The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘The Wonder’
Wednesday Cast: Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
Character Profile: A Jericho barista. He is Sherrif Galpin’s son. Tyler develops a romantic relationship with Wednesday.
Doohan’s Resume: Confederate Scout in Westworld (2018), Teenage Warren in Truth Be Told (2019-20), Matt Ryan in Schooled (2019), Tyler in What/If (2019), Adam Desiato in Your Honor (2020-21)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Falling for Christmas’
Wednesday Cast: Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe
Character Profile: Wednesday’s Nevermore classmate. He is the son of a well-down psychic. Xavier enjoys painting and fencing.
White’s Resume: Jude Traynor in Cast No Shadow (2014), Harrison in Between (2015-16), Andy Strucker in The Gifted (2017-19), Minnesota in Age of Summer (2018), Elliot Wazowski in Pretty Hard Cases (2021-)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Blockbuster’
Wednesday Cast: Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
Character Profile: Wednesday’s roommate at Nevermore Academy. She runs a blog about campus gossip. Enid worries about conversion therapy due to her inability to “wolf out.”
Myers’ Resume: Paige Slayton in The Glades (2010), BeeBee Jordan in A Taste of Christmas (2020), Girl from Magnolia in Dead of Night (2020), Stephanie in The Baker and the Beauty (2020), Marie Cody in Girl in the Basement (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘The Takeover’
Wednesday Cast: Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
Character Profile: Wednesday’s classmate. She has an on/off relationship with Xavier. Bianca is a siren who worries about being misrepresented by classmates and teachers.
Sunday’s Resume: Sophia in Shithouse (2020), Cynthia in Bad Hair (2020), Celia in The Beta Test (2021), Claire in Dear White People (2021), Dr. Gray in Dog (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Enola Holmes 2’
Wednesday Cast: Christina Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill
Character Profile: Wednesday’s “dorm mother.” She is the first normie teacher at Nevermore Academy. Marilyn hides a secret from colleagues and students.
Ricci’s Resume: Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (1991), Layla in Buffalo ’66 (1998), Rae in Black Snake Moan (2006), Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015-17), Misty in Yellowjackets (2021-)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Inside Man’
Wednesday Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
Character Profile: Wednesday’s mother. She provides advice to her daughter throughout the series. Morticia protects a secret about the past.
Zeta-Jones’ Resume: Elena in The Mask of Zorro (1998), Gin in Entrapment (1999), Helena Ayala in Traffic (2000), Velma Kelly in Chicago (2002), Vicki Ellis in Queen America (2018-19)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Wild Is the Wind’
Wednesday Cast: Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams
Character Profile: Wednesday’s father. He is a big fan of head shrinking. Gomez defends himself from murder accusations.
Guzmán’s Resume: Maurice t.t. Rodriguez in Boogie Nights (1997), Ray Castro in Traffic (2000), Lance in Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Phil Ramos in The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), Mikey O’Shea in Shameless (2019)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’
The Wednesday cast also includes Georgie Farmer (Evermoor, Treadstone), Naomi J. Ogawa (Skylines), Johnna Dias-Watson (First Love), Oliver Watson (The School for Good and Evil), Victor Dorobantu (TV debut) and Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live, Portlandia).
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