The Love & Death cast features Elizabeth Olsen, Jesse Plemons and Lily Rabe. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for David E. Kelley’s HBO Max series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Love & Death takes places in Texas during the late 70s and early 80s. As Candy Montgomery thinks about marital problems, she begins an affair with a member of her church congregation. The narrative examines the events that preceded a 1980 murder. Here’s every main actor and character in Love & Death, an adaptation of Jim Atkinson and John Bloom’s 1984 novel Evidence of Love.
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Love & Death Cast: Elizabeth Olsen as Candy Montgomery
Character Profile: A married Texas woman. She pursues an affair with the husband of an acquaintance. Candy defends herself during an axe attack.
Olsen’s Resume: Martha in Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), Marie Sebastian in Oldboy (2013), Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in the MCU (2013-), Jane Banne in Wind River (2017), Leigh Shaw in Sorry for Your Loss (2018-19)
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Love & Death Cast: Jesse Plemons as Allan Gore
Character Profile: Candy’s love interest. He is a married man who reluctantly agrees to an affair. Allan ends a sexual relationship with Candy when his wife gives birth to a baby girl.
Plemons’ Resume: Todd in Breaking Bad (2012-13), Val Dodd in The Master (2012), Ed Blumquist in Fargo (2015), Chuckie O’Brien in The Irishman (2019), George Burbank in The Power of the Dog (2021)
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Love & Death Cast: Lily Rabe as Betty Gore
Character Profile: Allan’s wife. She had an affair in the past. Betty attacks Candy with an axe.
Rabe’s Resume: Various Characters in American Horror Story (2011-), Miss Stevens in Miss Stevens (2016), Joanne Monroe in Fractured (2019), Sylvia Steineitz in The Undoing (2020), Emma Hall/Karen Miller in Tell Me Your Secrets (2021)
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Love & Death Cast: Patrick Fugit as Pat Montgomery
Character Profile: Candy’s conservative husband. He agrees to marriage counseling. Pat finds out about Candy’s affair.
Fugit’s Resume: William Miller in Almost Famous (2000), Patrick in Saved! (2004), Zia in Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006), Officer James Gilpin in Gone Girl (2014), Stephen Haynes in Treadstone (2019)
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Love & Death Cast: Krysten Ritter as Sherry Cleckler
Character Profile: Candy’s best friend. She works at a beauty salon. Sherry knows all the details about Candy’s affair.
Ritter’s Resume: Gia Goodman in Veronica Mars (2005-06), Jane Margolis in Breaking Bad (2009-10), Chloe in Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (2012-13), Dee-Ann in Big Eyes (2014), Jessica Jones in Jessica Jones (2015-19)
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Love & Death Cast: Tom Pelphrey as Don Crowder
Character Profile: Candy and Pat’s friend. He speaks during church scenes.
Pelphrey’s Resume: Kurt Bunker in Banshee (2015-16), Ward Meachum in Iron Fist (2017-18), Joe Mankiewicz in Mank (2020), Ben Davis in Ozark (2020), Perry Abbott in Outer Range (2022)
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Love & Death Cast: Elizabeth Marvel as Jackie Ponder
Character Profile: Candy’s friend. She is a pastor at a Methodist church. Jackie plans to leave for a new job opportunity.
Marvel’s Resume: Sandy Pfarrer in Burn After Reading (2008), 40-Year-Old Mattie in True Grit (2010), Mrs. Jolly in Lincoln (2012), President Elizabeth Keane in Homeland (2016-18), Dr. Karen Frank in Dark Waters (2019)
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Love & Death Cast: Keir Gilchrist as Ron Adams
Character Profile: A Texas pastor. He replaces Jackie at a Methodist church. Ron worries parishioners with his nervous energy.
Gilchrist’s Resume: Young Henry in Dead Silence (2007), Marshall Gregson in United States of Tara (2009-11), Craig in It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010), Daniel Gerson in Delete (2013), Paul in It Follows (2014)
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The Love & Death cast also includes:
- Olivia Grace Applegate as Carol Crowder
- Kira Pozehl as Elaine Williams
- Amelie Dallimore as Jenny Montgomery
- Harper Heath as Alisa Gore
- Sara Burke as Barbara Green
- Bonnie Gayle Sparks as Jo Ann Garlington
- Richard C. Jones as Tom Cleckler
- Ryan Murphy as Collins County Sheriff
- Liam Pileggi as Ian Montgomery
- Aaron Jay Rome as Richard Garlington
- Beth Broderick as Bertha Pomeroy
- Fabiola Andújar as Mary Adams
- Jennie Page as Betty Huffhines
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