The Glass Onion cast features Daniel Craig, Edward Norton and Janelle Monáe. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Rian Johnson’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Glass Onion examines a murder mystery at a Greek Island. When a billionaire hosts a gathering for “disruptors,” a party game goes horribly wrong. The narrative jumps back and forth in time to explore the motivations of each main player. Here’s every actor and character in Glass Onion, a sequel to the 2019 movie Knives Out.
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Glass Onion Cast: Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc
Character Profile: A famous detective. He receives a fake invitation to a billionaire’s Greek island home. Benoit solves one mystery before moving on to a larger investigation.
Craig’s Resume: Connor Rooney in Road to Perdition (2002), Rudy Mackenzie in The Jacket (2005), Steve in Munich (2005), James Bond in the James Bond Movie Franchise (2006-2021), Benoit Blanc in Knives Out (2019)
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Glass Onion Cast: Edward Norton as Miles Bron
Character Profile: A billionaire philanthropist. He founded a company called Alpha and promotes a hydrogen fuel known as Klear. Miles invites his inner circle of friends to Greece.
Norton’s Resume: Aaron/Roy in Primal Fear (1996), Derek in American History X (1998), Worm in Rounders (1998), Narrator in Fight Club (1999), Mike in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
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Glass Onion Cast: Janelle Monáe as Helen and Andi Brand
Character Profiles: The Alpha co-founder (Andi) and her twin sister (Helen). One of the siblings gets involved in a cover-up conspiracy, while the other plots with Benoit. Andi appears in several flashback sequences.
Monáe’s Resume: A Grammy Award-nominated Musician — Also, Mary Jackson in Hidden Figures (2016), Teresa in Moonlight (2016), Veronica/Eden in Antebellum (2020), Jackie/Alex in Homecoming (2020)
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Glass Onion Cast: Kathryn Hahn as Claire Debella
Character Profile: A Connecticut governor. She maintains a tight relationship with Miles. Claire takes advantage of her political power.
Hahn’s Resume: Lily Lebowski in Crossing Jordan (2001-08), Alice in Step Brothers (2008), Raquel Fein in Transparent (2014-19), Eve Fletcher in Mrs. Fletcher (2019), Agatha Harkness in WandaVision (2021)
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Glass Onion Cast: Leslie Odom Jr. as Lionel Toussaint
Character Profile: A scientist. He assists Miles with a hydrogen fuel plan. Lionel worries about Alpha rushing projects that haven’t been fully developed.
Odom Jr.’s Resume: Sam Strickland in Smash (2012-13), Dr. Arbuthnot in Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Aaron Burr in Hamilton (2020), Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami (2020), Harold McBrayer in The Many Saints of Newark (2021)
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Glass Onion Cast: Kate Hudson as Birdie Jay
Character Profile: A fashion icon and the founder of Sweetie Pants. She was the youngest editor of “She She Magazine.” Birdy ruins her reputation after comparing herself to Harriet Tubman during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Hudson’s Resume: Penny Lane in Almost Famous (2000), Andie in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Tess in Fool’s Gold (2008), Liv in Bride Wars (2009), Micah Keith in Truth Be Told (2021)
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Glass Onion Cast: Dave Bautista as Duke Cody
Character Profile: A social media influencer. He lives with his mother and has one million Twitch followers. Duke travels to Greece with his girlfriend/collaborator.
Bautista’s Resume: A WWE Star — Also, Drax in the MCU (2014-), Sapper Morton in Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Vic Manning in Stuber (2019), Beast Rabban Harkonnen in Dune (2021)
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Glass Onion Cast: Jessica Henwick as Peg
Character Profile: Birdie’s assistant. She worries about her boss tweeting ethnic slurs. Peg travels to Greece with Birdie.
Henwick’s Resume: Nymeria Sand in Game of Thrones (2015-17), Jess Testor in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), Colleen Wing in Iron Fist (2017-18), Fiona in On the Rocks (2020), Suzanne Brewer in The Gray Man (2021)
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Glass Onion Cast: Madelyn Cline as Whiskey
Character Profile: Duke’s girlfriend. She is a Twitch star who documents her travel experiences. Whiskey secretly hooks up with Miles.
Cline’s Resume: Taylor Watts in Vice Principals (2016-17), Jessica in The Originals (2017), Tina in Stranger Things (2017), Chloe in Boy Erased (2018), Sarah Cameron in Outer Banks (2020-)
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The Glass Onion cast also includes Noah Segan (Brick, Knives Out), Jackie Hoffman (Garden State, Only Murders in the Building), Dallas Roberts (3:10 to Yuma, Dallas Buyers Club), Ethan Hawke (Before Sunrise, Training Day), Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Gentlemen) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Brick, Inception).
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