The I’m a Virgo cast features Jharrel Jerome, Mike Epps and Carmen Ejogo. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Boots Riley’s Amazon series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
I’m a Virgo centers on a 13-foot Black man in Oakland, California. As Cootie leaves home to experience the real world, he becomes a pop culture sensation. The narrative follows the main protagonist as he pursues his superhero goals. Here’s every actor and character in I’m a Virgo.
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Air’
I’m a Virgo Cast: Jharrel Jerome as Cootie
Character Profile: A 13-foot Black teenager from Oakland. He works at Auto Area after being dubbed the “Twamp Monster” by the local media. Cootie is a comic book enthusiast who struggles with an existential dilemma.
Jerome’s Resume: Kevin Age 16 in Moonlight (2016), Jerome Robinson in Mr. Mercedes (2017-19), Osvaldo Cruz in Monster (2018), Korey Wise in When They See Us (2019), Miles G. Morales in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Citadel’
I’m a Virgo Cast: Mike Epps as Martisse
Character Profile: Cootie’s father. He is a blue-collar worker and an accomplished musician. Martisse fortifies his home with customized weapons.
Epps’ Resume: Jerome in The Sopranos (1999), Day-Day/Old Man with Shotgun in Friday After Next (2002), L.J. in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Black Doug in The Hangover (2009), Bernard Upshaw in The Upshaws (2021-)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Dead Ringers’
I’m a Virgo Cast: Carmen Ejogo as Lafrancine
Character Profile: Cootie’s mother. She is a revolutionary and an expert sewer. Lafrancine worries about the media turning Cootie into a villain.
Ejogo’s Resume: Coretta Scott King in Selma (2014), Eva Sanchez in The Purge: Anarchy (2014), Seraphina Picquery in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), Sarah in It Comes at Night (2017), Lee Delamere in Your Honor (2020-)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Swarm’
I’m a Virgo Cast: Walton Goggins as Hero
Character Profile: A billionaire tech mogul named Jay Whittle. He navigates the Bay Area as a superhero. Jay aka Hero spreads righteous propaganda based on the rule of law.
Goggins’ Resume: Shane Vendrell in The Shield (2002–2008), Boyd Crowder in Justified (2010-15), Billy Crash in Django Unchained (2012), Sheriff Chris Mannix in The Hateful Eight (2015), Baby Billy in The Righteous Gemstones (2019-)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’
I’m a Virgo Cast: Brett Gray as Felix
Character Profile: Cootie’s friend. He offers sex advice. Felix worries about Cootie’s growing ego.
Gray’s Resume: Jamal Turner in On My Block (2018-21), Reggie Price in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2018), Aiden West in Chicago P.D. (2019), Clarence in When They See Us (2019), Dal in Star Trek: Prodigy (2021-22)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘The Consultant’
I’m a Virgo Cast: Kara Young as Jones
Character Profile: Cootie’s friend. She is a communist who muses about the “crisis of capitalism.” Jones strategizes against Hero.
Young’s Resume: Wendy in The Punisher (2019), Erin in After Yang (2021), Drina in The Driven (2022), Yasmine in The Staircase (2022), Sascha in Master (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘My Policeman’
I’m a Virgo Cast: Allius Barnes as Scat
Character Profile: Cootie’s friend. He is an easy-going bicyclist and a cartoon fan. Scat gets severely injured midway through the season.
Barnes’ Resume: Flip in Thumper (2017), Nathan Hawkins in Chicago P.D. (2018), Jayden in American Skin (2019), Evan in PEN15 (2019), Vince Fuller in Cruel Summer (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘The Peripheral’
I’m a Virgo Cast: Olivia Washington as Flora
Character Profile: Cootie’s love interest. She is an epileptic who enjoys 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003). Flora develops a meaningful romantic relationship with Cootie.
Washington’s Resume: Olivia in The Butler (2013), Dutch in She’s Gotta Have It (2019), Children’s Nurse in The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021), Amy Anders in The Little Things (2021), Cassandra Brown-Easley in Breaking (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Reacher’
The I’m a Virgo cast also includes:
- Craig Tate as Bear
- Juliette Lewis as Justin
- Robert Longstreet as Cult Leader
- Britni Camacho as Maya
- Lindsey G. Smith as Vanetta Brooks
- Rhonda Johnson Dents as Mother Battle
- Najah Bradley as Keena
- Cardell Patterson as Raymond Caldwell
- Godfrey as A.I. Voice
- Sarah Jones as ET Host
- Elijah Wood as Studious Guy
- Morgan Fairchild as Cressley Whittle
- Omar Benson Miller as Damian Wallace
- Joel Edgerton as IBS Driver
- Jon Gries as Conservative Commentator
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