The Kindred cast features Mallori Johnson, Micah Stock and Ryan Kwanten. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Hulu series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Kindred centers on a Black woman from New York who relocates to Los Angeles. When Dana James moves into a new home, she bonds with a white man named Kevin. The narrative follows the focal protagonists as they get transported to a plantation in 1815. Here’s every main actor and character in Kindred, an adaptation of Octavia Butler’s 1997 novel.
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Kindred Cast: Mallori Johnson as Dana James
Character Profile: An aspiring TV writer. She moves to Los Angeles after selling her grandmother’s home in New York. Dana travels back and forth between the present timeline and a 19th century plantation.
Johnson’s Resume: Bea in WeCrashed (2022)
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Kindred Cast: Micah Stock as Kevin Franklin
Character Profile: Dana’s love interest. He is a musician and waiter who attended college in New York. Kevin struggles with his mental health while trying to process his existence in an 1815 timeline.
Stock’s Resume: Reed Philbin in Deception (2013), Doug in Bonding (2018-21), Barista in Life Itself (2018), Kenny Mitchell in Escape at Dannemora (2018), Deke Slayton in The Right Stuff (2020)
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Kindred Cast: Ryan Kwanten as Thomas Weylin
Character Profile: The owner of a tobacco farm in the 1815 timeline. He is an alcoholic who takes advantage of Black slaves. Thomas investigates Kevin’s motivations.
Kwanten’s Resume: Jamie Ashen in Dead Silence (2007), Jason Stackhouse in True Blood (2008-14), Kludd in Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010), Joe in Knights of Badassdom (2013), George Bell in Them (2021)
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Kindred Cast: Gayle Rankin as Margaret Weylin
Character Profile: Tom’s wife. She looks after her young son while trying to please her husband. Margaret is a jealous woman who flirts with Kevin.
Rankin’s Resume: Sheila the She-Wolf in GLOW (2017-19), Pam in The Meyerowitz Stories (2017), Queen Victoria in The Greatest Showman (2017), Emily Dodson in Perry Mason (2020), Riley in Men (2022)
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Kindred Cast: Austin Smith as Luke
Character Profile: A slave at Tom’s plantation. His wife dies during childbirth. Luke lashes out upon learning unfortunate facts about Tom.
Smith’s Resume: Young Father in Odd Mom Out (2016), Xavier in Random Acts of Flyness (2018), Dr. Jonas Carlebach in New Amsterdam (2019), Ensemble in Hamilton (2020), Dr. Grier in Russian Doll (2020)
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The Kindred cast also includes:
- Sheria Irving as Olivia
- David Alexander Kaplan as Rufus Weylin
- Sophina Brown as Sarah
- Abigail Shannon as Alice
- Lindsey Blackwell as Carrie
- Christopher Farrar as Nigel
- Eisa Davis as Denise
- Brooke Bloom as Hermione
- Louis Cancelmi as Carlo
- Amethyst Davis as Winnie
- Charles Parnell as Alan
- Karson Kern as Jake Edwards
- Camille Robinson as Celeste
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