The White Lotus cast features Murray Bartlett, Jennifer Coolidge and Aubrey Plaza. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Mike White’s HBO series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
The White Lotus follows guests at a fictional franchise resort. In season 1, a murder mystery unfolds in Hawaii as guests struggle with their morals. The second season chronicles a series of sexual errors in Sicily. Here’s every main actor and character in The White Lotus.
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The White Lotus Cast: Murray Bartlett as Armond
Character Profile: A gay resort manager in season 1. He misleads a couple while struggling with his sobriety. Armond has a sexual relationship with a male staff member.
Bartlett’s Resume: Troy in August (2011), Dom Basaluzzo in Looking (2014-15), Michael “Mouse” Tolliver in Tales of the City (2019), Vinnie Green in Physical (2022), Nick De Noia in Welcome to Chippendales (2022)
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The White Lotus Cast: Connie Britton as Nicole Mossbacher
Character Profile: A resort guest in season 1. She is the CEO of a company called Poof. Nicole feels like a punching bag while looking after her husband and two children.
Britton’s Resume: Nikki Faber in Spin City (1996-2000), Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights (2006-2011), Rayna Jaymes in Nashville (2012-18), Diane in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012), Dina in Luckiest Girl Alive (2022)
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The White Lotus Cast: Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuoid
Character Profile: A resort guest in seasons 1 and 2. She grieves the death of her mother and stresses over the funeral logistics. Tanya meets her future husband in season 1 and travels with him to Sicily in season 2.
Coolidge’s Resume: Stifler’s Mom in the American Pie Movie Franchise (1999-2012), Amber Cole in A Mighty Wind (2003), Fiona in A Cinderella Story (2004), Aunt Fanny in Robots (2005), Aunt Sandy in Single All the Way (2021)
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The White Lotus Cast: Alexandra Daddario as Rachel Patton
Character Profile: A recently married resort guest in season 1. She is a journalist from Manhattan who vacations with her husband. Rachel pursues her professional goals after clashing with both Nicole.
Daddario’s Resume: Annabeth in the Percy Jackson Movie Franchise (2010-13), Heather Miller in Texas Chainsaw (2013), Lisa Tragnetti in True Detective (2014), Summer Quinn in Baywatch (2017), Tawny in The Girlfriend Experience (2021)
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The White Lotus Cast: Fred Hechinger as Quinn Mossbacher
Character Profile: Nicole’s son. He is an awkward teenager who receives life lessons from his father. Quinn experiences an epiphany while hanging out at the beach.
Hechinger’s Resume: Trevor in Eighth Grade (2018), John Calley in News of the World (2020), Ethan Russell in The Woman in the Window (2021), Simon in Fear Street: Part One – 1994 (2021), Seth Warshavsky in Pam & Tommy (2022)
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The White Lotus Cast: Jake Lacy as Shane Patton
Character Profile: Rachel’s husband. He is a privileged man who gets upset about a booking error. Shane wants to spend time with his wife but doesn’t appreciate her point of view.
Lacy’s Resume: Pete Miller in The Office (2012-13), Richard Semco in Carol (2015), Nick Beverly in I’m Dying Up Here (2017-19), Brett Wyden in Rampage (2018), Bob Carroll Jr. in Being the Ricardos (2021)
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The White Lotus Cast: Brittany O’Grady as Paula
Character Profile: The best friend of Nicole’s daughter. She tries to have fun upon meeting a male resort staffer. Paula jokes about Nicole’s family.
O’Grady’s Resume: Nadia Garcia in The Messengers (2015), Simone in Star (2016-2019), Jesse in Black Christmas (2019), Georgia in Above Suspicion (2019), Bess in Little Voice (2020)
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The White Lotus Cast: Natasha Rothwell as Belinda Lindsey
Character Profile: A spa manager in season 1. She wants to start her own business. Belinda develops a bond with Tanya.
Rothwell’s Resume: Angie in A Year and Change (2015), Kelli Prenny in Insecure (2016-21), Mommy Shark/Little Fishes in Baby Shark’s Big Show! (2020-), Carol in Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), Terry Toucan in Tuca & Bertie (2021-22)
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The White Lotus Cast: Sydney Sweeney as Olivia Mossbacher
Character Profile: Nicole’s daughter. She speaks passive-aggresively to family members and resort guests while hanging out with Paula. Olivia closely observes Rachel.
Sweeney’s Resume: Eden Spencer in The Handmaid’s Tale (2018), Alice in Sharp Objects (2018), Cassie Howard in Euphoria (2019), Snake in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), Pippa in The Voyeurs (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘The Noel Diary’
The White Lotus Cast: Steve Zahn as Mark Mossbacher
Character Profile: Nicole’s husband. He worries about a health scare. Mark learns that his father was a gay man who died from AIDS.
Zahn’s Resume: Wayne in Saving Silverman (2001), Al Giordino in Sahara (2005), Duane in Rescue Dawn (2006), Bad Ape in War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), John Doyle in 8-Bit Christmas (2021)
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The White Lotus Cast: Molly Shannon as Kitty Patton
Character Profile: Shane’s mother. She books a room for her son and daughter-in-law. Kitty shows up at the resort and makes patronizing statements to Rachel.
Shannon’s Resume: Saturday Night Live Cast Member (1995-2001), Mary Katherine Gallagher in Superstar (1999), Anita in Never Been Kissed (1999), Marilyn in Scary Movie 4 (2006), Joanne in Other People (2016)
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The White Lotus Cast: F. Murray Abraham as Bert Di Grasso
Character Profile: A resort guest in season 2. He is a womanizing widower who travels to Sicily with his son and grandson. Bert has an easy-going demeanor but makes inappropriate statements.
Abraham’s Resume: Antonio Salieri in Amadeus (1984), Leader in Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Bud Grossman in Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Dar Adal in Homeland (2012-18), Mr. Moustafa in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Slumberland’
The White Lotus Cast: Adam DiMarco as Albie Di Grasso
Character Profile: Bert’s grandson, a Stanford student who interns at an urban planning company. He clashes with his father while vacationing in Sicily. Albie begins a relationship with a sex worker after being rejected by Tanya’s assistant.
DiMarco’s Resume: Gavin in Radio Rebel (2012), Elliot Todd in The Magicians (2016-20), Randall Carpio in The Order (2019-20), Dario in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2019), Andy in Pillow Talk (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Spirited’
The White Lotus Cast: Meghann Fahy as Daphne Sullivan
Character Profile: A resort guest in season 2. She is a stay-at-home mom who vacations with her philandering husband. Daphne makes several marital compromises in her pursuit of happiness.
Fahy’s Resume: Devyn in Gossip Girl (2009), Young Caroline in The Lost Valentine (2011), Jenny Aschler in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2014), Clara Thompson in Miss Sloane (2016), Sutton Brady in The Bold Type (2017-21)
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The White Lotus Cast: Beatrice Grannò as Mia
Character Profile: A sex worker in season 2. She reluctantly propositions resort guests with her best friend. Mia is a talented singer who pursues a gig at The White Lotus in Taormina.
Grannò’s Resume: Valentina in Don Matteo (2014), Lucia “Luce” Guerra in Il Capitano Maria (2018), Carolina Fanti in DOC – Nelle tue mani (2020-), Carla in The Time of Indifference (2020), Anna Ricci in Zero (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Christmas with You’
The White Lotus Cast: Jon Gries as Greg Hunt
Character Profile: A resort guest in seasons 1 and 2. He meets Tanya and ultimately marries her. Greg travels to Sicily in season 2 and clashes with his wife.
Gries’ Resume: Lazlo Hollyfeld in Real Genius (1985), Ronnie Wingate in Get Shorty (1995), Van Driver in Men in Black (1997), Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Dr. Roberts in Dream Corp LLC (2016-20)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Off Track’
The White Lotus Cast: Tom Hollander as Quentin
Character Profile: A gay resort guest in season 2. He inherited a Palermo villa from his late father. Quentin bonds with Tanya while traveling with his “nephew.”
Hollander’s Resume: Anthony Meredith in Gosford Park (2001), Mr. Collins in Pride & Prejudice (2005), Simon Foster in In the Loop (2009), Harry in About Time (2013), King George/Kaiser Wilhelm/Tsar Nicholas in The King’s Man (2021)
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The White Lotus Cast: Sabrina Impacciatore as Valentina
Character Profile: A resort manager in season 2. She is a stoic woman who tries to minimize chaos. Valentina struggles with her sexuality while conversing with colleagues and guests.
Impacciatore’s Resume: Livia in The Last Kiss (2021), Paola in Al cuore si comanda (2003), Seraphia in The Passion of the Christ (2004), Sara in There’s No Place Like Home (2018), Agostina in Across the River and Into the Trees (2022)
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The White Lotus Cast: Michael Imperioli as Dominic Di Grasso
Character Profile: Bert’s son. He is a sex addict who hooks up with Mia and her best friend. Dominic hopes to turn his life around while looking after his son.
Imperioli’s Resume: Spider in Goodfellas (1999), Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos (1999-2007), Midnite in Summer of Sam (1999), Len Fenerman in The Lovely Bones (2009), Angelo Dundee in One Night in Miami (2020)
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The White Lotus Cast: Theo James as Cameron Sullivan
Character Profile: Daphne’s husband. He hangs out with his college roommate in Sicily. Cameron is a conniving businessman who cheats on his wife.
James’ Resume: Four in the Divergent Movie Franchise (2014-16), Will Younger in How It Ends (2018), Sidney Parker in Sanditon (2019-), Henry DeTamble in The Time Traveler’s Wife (2022), Robert Michaels in Dual (2022)
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The White Lotus Cast: Aubrey Plaza as Harper Spiller
Character Profile: The wife of Cameron’s college classmate. She is a native Puerto Rican who works in employment law. Harper becomes increasingly paranoid while staying at The White Lotus.
Plaza’s Resume: April Ludgate in Parks and Recreation (2009-15), Brandy Klark in The To Do List (2013), Lenny Busker in Legion (2017-19), Ingrid Thorburn in Ingrid Goes West (2017), Emily Benetto in Emily the Criminal (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘The Wonder’
The White Lotus Cast: Haley Lu Richardson as Portia
Character Profile: Tanya’s assistant in season 2. She is a San Francisco native who tries to avoid doom-scrolling. Portia befriends Albie but then hooks up with Quentin’s “nephew.”
Richardson’s Resume: Claire Benoit in Split (2016), Krista in The Edge of Seventeen (2016), Casey in Columbus (2017), Sylvia Hermann in Operation Finale (2018), Stella in Five Feet Apart (2019)
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The White Lotus Cast: Will Sharpe as Ethan Spiller
Character Profile: Harper’s husband. He is a tech mogul who went to college with Cameron. Ethan worries about his marriage after a party-gone-wrong.
Sharpe’s Resume: Michael Chung in W1A (2017), Will in Defending the Guilty (2018-19), Shun/Greta in Flowers (2018), Rodney in Giri/Haji (2019), Elias in The House (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Causeway’
The White Lotus Cast: Simona Tabasco as Lucia Greco
Character Profile: Mia’s best friend. She is a sex worker who propositions guests in season 2. Lucia confronts Cameron and Dominic about payments while developing a bond with Albie.
Tabasco’s Resume: Tea Perez in Perez. (2014), Nunzia in È arrivata la felicità (2015), Alex Di Nardo in I bastardi di Pizzofalcone (2017-18), Elisa Russo in DOC – Nelle tue mani (2020-), Nora in Luna Park (2021)
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The White Lotus cast also includes Eleonora Romandini (Màkari, Corro da te), Federico Ferrante (TV debut), Kekoa Kekumano (Hawaii Five-0, Aquaman), Lukas Gage (American Vandal, Euphoria) and Leo Woodall (Cherry, Vampire Academy).
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