The Strays cast features Ashley Madekwe, Bukky Bakray and Jorden Myrie. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Nathaniel Martello-White’s 2023 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
The Strays explores the private life of a biracial academic. When two mysterious people show up at Neve’s home, she must acknowledge her former life as “Cheryl.” The narrative follows the main protagonist as she makes a difficult decision about her immediate future. Here’s every actor and character in The Strays.
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The Strays Cast: Ashley Madekwe as Neve/Cheryl
Character Profile: A biracial and married academic. She is the head deputy mistress at a private school. Neve gets paranoid when her estranged children expose her previous life as “Cheryl.”
Madekwe’s Resume: Ashley Davenport in Revenge: The First Chapter (2012), Tituba in Salem (2014-17), Toni in County Lines (2019), Detective Eudora Patch in The Umbrella Academy (2019), Dr. Ana Lasbrey in Dr. Death (2023)
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The Strays Cast: Bukky Bakray as Abigail
Character Profile: Neve’s estranged daughter. She devises a plan to disrupt her mother’s comfortable lifestyle. Abigail aka Dione lands a job with Neve’s husband.
Bakray’s Resume: Shola “Rocks” Omotoso in Rocks (2019), Bless in You Don’t Know Me (2021), Kim in Liaison (2023)
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The Strays Cast: Jorden Myrie as Marvin
Character Profile: Neve’s estranged son. He participates in a payback conspiracy with his sister. Marvin aka Carl earns a job at Neve’s school.
Myrie’s Resume: Connor in Dancing in the Dark (2020), Jorden in Shepherd’s Delight (2020), Stuart Lawrence in Stephen (2021), Kobi in Mood (2022), Raheem Bennett in Screw (2022)
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The Strays Cast: Samuel Small as Sebastian
Character Profile: Neve’s son. He develops a friendship with Marvin. Sebastian is more of a follower than a leader.
Small’s Resume: Little Bird in Game of Thrones (2014), Rob Edwards in So Awkward (2017-19), Jack in The Nest (2020)
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The Strays Cast: Maria Almeida as Mary
Character Profile: Neve’s daughter. She is a choir singer who befriends Abigail. Mary knows little about her mother’s past.
Almeida’s Resume: Cicely in Pretty Red Dress (2022)
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The Strays Cast: Justin Salinger as Ian
Character Profile: Neve’s husband. He enjoys his upper class lifestyle. Ian requests a divorce when Neve’s estranged children show up and reveal secrets.
Salinger’s Resume: Dr. Joseph Goebbels in Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), Frank in Enduring Love (2004), Ian Woodall in Everest (2015), Doctor in Brimstone (2016), Carl Meisner in Hanna (2019-21)
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The Strays cast also includes:
- Lucy Liemann as Amanda
- Tom Andrews as Barry
- Rob Jarvis as Robert
- Michael Warburton as Kenneth
- Alastair Ellery as Keith
- Vanessa Bailey as Elle
- Joanna Brookes as Betty
- Lara Steward as Sign Teacher
- Izzy Billingham as Emily
- Cornelius Booth as Mr. Fillet
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