The Dear Edward cast features Taylor Schilling, Colin O’Brien and Idris DeBrand. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Jason Katims’ Apple TV+ series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Dear Edward chronicles the experiences of a traumatized adolescent. As the sole survivor of a plane crash, the title character moves in with his Aunt Lacey. The narrative follows the main protagonists as they begin a complex grieving process. Here’s every actor and character in Dear Edward, an adaptation of Ann Napolitano’s 2010 novel.
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Dear Edward Cast: Taylor Schilling as Aunt Lacey
Character Profile: Edward’s aunt. She looks after her nephew while dealing with personal issues. Aunt Lacey bonds with Edward by trying to understand his perspective.
Schilling’s Resume: Beth in The Lucky One (2012), Christine Mendez in Argo (2012), Piper Chapman in Orange Is the New Black (2013-19), Anna St. Blair in Take Me (2017), Lily in The Bite (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Truth Be Told’
Dear Edward Cast: Colin O’Brien as Edward Adler
Character Profile: The lone survivor of a plane crash. He is a classically trained pianist who tries to resume a normal life after a devastating tragedy. Edward deals with his grief by listening closely to advice from his aunt and best friend.
O’Brien’s Resume: TV Debut in Dear Edward
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Dear Edward Cast: Idris DeBrand as Kojo
Character Profile: A Ghana native whose sister dies in a plane crash. He arrives in Harlem to look after his niece. Kojo develops a friendship with a local woman.
DeBrand’s Resume: Nurse Simon in Informer (2018), Saif Zakari in MotherFatherSon (2019), Keir Dempsey in Holby City (2019), Sid in Kat and the Band (2019), Taylor Johnson in Death in Paradise (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Echo 3’
Dear Edward Cast: Anna Uzele as Adriana
Character Profile: The granddaughter of plane crash victim. She is a congressional aide who takes urban planning classes. Adriana allows Kojo and his niece to stay with her.
Uzele’s Resume: Adrienne Bullock in City on a Hill (2019), Rhonda Harris in FBI (2021), Rat Queen in Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Bad Sisters’
Dear Edward Cast: Carter Hudson as John
Character Profile: Lacey’s boyfriend. He works in a boiler room. John helps Lacey grieve the death of her sister.
Hudson’s Resume: Jack Graham in A Crime to Remember (2013), Attorney in Line in The Night Of (2016), Teddy McDonald in Snowfall (2017-), Jeffrey Galanis in The Wilds (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Five Days at Memorial’
Dear Edward Cast: Eva Ariel Binder as Shay
Character Profile: Edward’s neighbor. She treats him like a normal person and becomes his best friend. Shay keeps a close eye on Edward’s behavior.
Binder’s Resume: Sofia Torres in Grey’s Anatomy (2016-18), Addy in Stillwater (2018-20), Creature in Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021), Baby Alex in Super Giant Robot Brothers (2022), Reina Neilson in 9-1-1 (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Surface’
Dear Edward Cast: Amy Forsyth as Linda
Character Profile: The pregnant girlfriend of a plane crash victim. She worries about her immediate future. Linda declines a financial offer from her late boyfriend’s parents.
Forsyth’s Resume: Caprice Bauer in A Christmas Horror Story (2015), Margot Sleator in Channel Zero (2017), Natalie in Hell Fest (2018), Diane in Beautiful Boy (2018), Gertie in CODA (2021)
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Dear Edward Cast: Connie Britton as Dee Dee
Character Profile: The wife of a plane crash victim. She inherits secret debts. Dee Dee discovers that her late husband had been exploring his sexuality.
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), Nicole Mossbacher in The White Lotus (2021)
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Dear Edward Cast: Audrey Corsa as Zoe
Character Profile: Dee Dee’s daughter. She is a student who grieves her father’s death. Zoe tries to process familial secrets.
Corsa’s Resume: Samantha Powell in All Rise (2019-21), Taylor Conroy in Tell Me a Story (2020), Felicity Parker in New Amsterdam (2021), Rebecca in Poker Face (2023)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Slow Horses’
Dear Edward Cast: Maxwell Jenkins as Jordan
Character Profile: Edward’s late brother. He appears in flashback sequences. Jordan’s spirit talks to Edward.
Jenkins’ Resume: Oliver in Betrayal (2013-14), Young Will in Sense8 (2015-17), Will Robinson in Lost in Space (2018-21), Joseph Bell in Joe Bell (2020), Young Reacher in Reacher (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Severance’
The Dear Edward cast also includes
- Brittany S. Hall as Amanda
- Dario Ladani Sanchez as Sam
- Khloe Bruno as Becks
- Douglas M. Griffin as Milo
- Jenna Qureshi as Mahira
- Ted Koch as Charles
- Amr El-Bayoumi as Faakhir
- Clara Wong as Daphne
- Johnny Link as Gary
- Robin Tunney as Jane
Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.
Categories: 2020s, Apple TV+ Originals, Drama, Know the Cast, Streaming Originals
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