The You People cast features Jonah Hill, Lauren London and Eddie Murphy. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Kenya Barris’ 2023 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
You People centers on a Jewish man from West Los Angeles. As Ezra Cohen develops a relationship with a Black woman, he clashes with her domineering father. The narrative follows the main protagonist as he learns how to better communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds. Here’s every actor and character in You People.
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You People Cast: Jonah Hill as Ezra Cohen
Character Profile: A Jewish broker from West Los Angeles. He is a podcaster with a background in finance. Ezra tries to be authentic while dating a Black woman.
Hill’s Resume: Jonah in Knocked Up (2007), Seth in Superbad (2007), Peter Brand in Moneyball (2011), Donnie Azoff in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Owen Milgrim in Maniac (2018)
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You People Cast: Lauren London as Amira Mohammed
Character Profile: Ezra’s love interest. She is a stylist from Baldwin Hills via Inglewood. Amira tries to please her family while building a relationship with Ezra.
London’s Resume: New New in ATL (2006), Melanie “Mel” Whitfield in This Christmas (2007), Cammy in I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009), Sheree in Baggage Claim (2013), Monyca in True Story (2021)
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You People Cast: Eddie Murphy as Akbar Mohammed
Character Profile: Amira’s father. He is a proud Muslim who was transformed by Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power.” Akbar continuously belittles Ezra.
Murphy’s Resume: Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Prince Akeem/Clarence/Saul in Coming to America (1988), Sherman Klump/Buddy Love/Lance in The Nutty Professor (1996), Donkey in Shrek (2001), James “Thunder” Early in Dreamgirls (2006)
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You People Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Shelley Cohen
Character Profile: Ezra’s mother. She lacks self-awareness and makes awkward statements. Shelley believes that she is known as someone with “good taste.”
Louis-Dreyfus’ Resume: Elaine Benes in Seinfeld (1990-98), Christine Campbell in The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006-10), Selina Meyer in Veep (2012-19), Eva in Enough Said (2013), Valentina Allegra de Fontaine in the MCU (2021-)
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You People Cast: Nia Long as Fatima Mohammed
Character Profile: Amira’s mother. She has a loving relationship with her Muslim family members. Fatima keeps a close eye on Ezra.
Long’s Resume: Jordan Armstrong in The Best Man (1999), Abbie Halpert in Boiler Room (2000), Sherry Pierce in Big Momma’s House (2000), Sasha Monroe in Third Watch (2003-05), Shay Mosley in NCIS: Los Angeles (2017-18)
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The You People cast also includes:
- David Duchovny as Arnold Cohen
- Molly Gordon as Liza Cohen
- Sam Jay as Mo
- Travis Bennett as Omar
- Deon Cole as Demetrius
- Andrea Savage as Becca
- Elliott Gould as Mr. Greenbaum
- Rhea Perlman as Bubby
- La La Anthony as Shaela
- Yung Miami as Tiffany
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