Know the Cast & Characters: ‘To Leslie’

To Leslie Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 2022 Movie

The To Leslie cast features Andrea Riseborough, Allison Janney and Marc Maron. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Michael Morris’ 2022 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

To Leslie centers on a recovering alcoholic from West Texas. When Leslie wins a lottery prize, she quickly spends the money on booze. Years later, the titular protagonist tries to repair a damaged relationship with her son while building a bond with a hotel manager. Here’s every actor and character in To Leslie.

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To Leslie Cast: Andrea Riseborough as Leslie

To Leslie Cast - Andrea Riseborough as Leslie

Character Profile: A lottery winner from West Texas. She abandons her son after blowing all of her winnings. Leslie meets a man who helps her find peace of mind and purpose.

Riseborough’s Resume: Victoria in Oblivion (2013), Laura in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Svetlana in The Death of Stalin (2017), Mandy Bloom in Mandy (2018), Emma Lynwood in ZeroZeroZero (2019-20)

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To Leslie Cast: Allison Janney as Nancy

To Leslie Cast - Allison Janney as Nancy

Character Profile: Leslie’s step-mother. She is bitter about the past. Nancy warns Leslie’s love interest about her erratic behavior.

Janney’s Resume: C.J. Cregg in The West Wing (1999-2006), Sally Lester in The Hours (2002), Bren MacGuff in Juno (2007), Charlotte Phelan in The Help (2011), Lou in Lou (2022)

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To Leslie Cast: Marc Maron as Sweeney

To Leslie Cast - Marc Maron as Sweeney

Character Profile: The manager of Carl’s Motel. He is a southern man whose ex-wife left him for a preacher. Sweeney builds a genuine friendship with Leslie.

Maron’s Resume: A Popular Comedian and Podcast Host — Also, Angry Promoter in Almost Famous (2000), Marc Maron in Maron (2013-16), Sam Sylvia in GLOW (2017-19), Gene in Reservation Dogs (2022)

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To Leslie Cast: Andre Royo as Royal

To Leslie Cast - Andre Royo as Royal

Character Profile: The owner of Carl’s Motel. He carries a flask and dances in the nude outdoors. Royal helps Leslie with a business idea.

Royo’s Resume: Reginald “Bubbles” Cousins in The Wire (2002–2008), Wally in The Collection (2012), Mr. Aster in The Spectacular Now (2013), Thirsty Rawlings in Empire (2015–2019), Demetrius in Truth Be Told (2021)

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To Leslie Cast: Owen Teague as James

To Leslie Cast - Owen Teague as James

Character Profile: Leslie’s son. He is a 20-year-old construction worker and musician. James clashes with Leslie when she fails to follow one simple rule at his home.

Teague’s Resume: Nolan Rayburn in Bloodline (2015-17), Trick in Black Mirror (2017), Patrick Hockstetter in It (2017), Julian Spitzer in Mrs. Fletcher (2019), Harold Lauder in The Stand (2020-21)

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The To Leslie cast also includes:

  • Stephen Root as Dutch
  • James Landry Hebert as Pete
  • Matt Lauria as Handsome Outlaw
  • Catfish Jean as Darren
  • Mac Brandt as Bert the Bartender
  • Tom Virtue as Leslie’s Father Raymond
  • Lauren Letherer as Lauren Letherer
  • Stephanie Wong as Abigail
  • Juan Carlos Cantu as Rick the Manager
  • Jeanette O’Connor as Sheryl Annoyed Table Guest

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.