The Fatal Attraction cast features Joshua Jackson, Lizzy Caplan and Amanda Peet. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Kevin J. Hynes and Alexandra Cunningham’s Paramount+ series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Fatal Attraction explores the relationship between a Los Angeles judge and a victim witness advocate. When Dan Gallagher ends a romantic fling, a female colleague becomes obsessed. The narrative follows the main players as they try to manipulate each other. Here’s every actor and character in Fatal Attraction, an adaptation of James Dearden’s 1987 film.
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Fatal Attraction Cast: Joshua Jackson as Dan Gallagher
Character Profile: A married judge. He is the former head of a Major Crimes unit. Dan hooks up with a female colleague but struggles to end the relationship.
Jackson’s Resume: Charlie in D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994), Pacey Witter in Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003), Peter Bishop in Fringe (2008-13), Cole Lockhart in The Affair (2014-19), Dr. Christopher Duntsch in Dr. Death (2021)
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Fatal Attraction Cast: Lizzy Caplan as Alex Forrest
Character Profile: Dan’s colleague and love interest. She is a victim witness advocate. Alex creates problems for Dan after a brief fling.
Caplan’s Resume: Janis Ian in Mean Girls (2004), Marlena in Cloverfield (2008), Virginia Johnson in Masters of Sex (2013-16), Josie Buhrman in Truth Be Told (2019-20), Reagan Ridley in Inside Job (2021-22)
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Fatal Attraction Cast: Amanda Peet as Beth Gallagher
Character Profile: Dan’s wife. She supports his career. Beth tries not to be complacent when problems arise.
Peet’s Resume: Jill in The Whole Nine Yards (2000), Paris in Identity (2003), Emily Friehl in A Lot Like Love (2005), Kate Curtis in 2012 (2009), Jules James in Brockmire (2017-20)
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Fatal Attraction Cast: Toby Huss as Mike Gerard
Character Profile: Dan’s colleague. He works for the investigative bureau. Mike helps Dan with personal and professional issues.
Huss’ Resume: Kahn Souphanousinphone Sr. in King of the Hill (1997-2010), Spook in Rescue Dawn (2006), John Bosworth in Halt and Catch Fire (2014-17), J.J. “Tex” McCready in GLOW (2019), Edward Dickinson in Dickinson (2019-21)
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Fatal Attraction Cast: Brian Goodman as Arthur Tomlinson
Character Profile: Beth’s best friend. He believes that Dan is mad at himself. Arthur talks to Ellen about philosophical concepts.
Goodman’s Resume: Motel Owner in Catch Me If You Can (2002), Belligerent American in Munich (2005), Major Boswell in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Pat Kelly in What Doesn’t Kill You (2008), Lieutenant Sean Cavanaugh in Rizzoli & Isles (2010-14)
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Fatal Attraction Cast: Alyssa Jirrels as Ellen Gallagher
Character Profile: Dan and Beth’s daughter. She is a college student who works as a course assistant. Ellen theorizes about a psychological “shadow.”
Jirrels’ Resume: Young Hale in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2018), Yasmin in Saved by the Bell (2020-21), Zoey in This Is the Year (2020), Nicole Dietrich in As We See It (2022), Alyssa in Boo, Bitch (2022)
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Fatal Attraction Cast: Reno Wilson as Earl Booker
Character Profile: A Los Angeles detective. He receives a visit from Dan and Mike. Earl gets upset about a former case.
Wilson’s Resume: Howard in The Cosby Show (1988-89), Detective Tom Selway in Blind Justice (2005), Officer Carl McMillan in Mike & Molly (2010-16), Stan Hill in Good Girls (2018-21), James Lewis in Bel-Air (2023)
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The Fatal Attraction cast also includes:
- David Meunier as Richard Macksey
- David Sullivan as Frank Gallardo
- Isabella Briggs as Stella
- Jesse Mackey as Rodney Scanlon
- Tiago Roberts as Gabriel Ibarra
- Burt Bulos as Phil Packer
- Carlos Pratts as Benny
- Toks Olagundoye as Conchita Lewis
- Vivien Lyra Blair as Young Ellen
- Gary Perez as Rolando Cabral
- Vanessa Martinez as Jeannette Ruiz
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