The Survival of the Thickest cast features Michelle Buteau, Tone Bell and Tasha Smith. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Michelle Buteau and Danielle Sanchez Witzel’s Netflix series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Survival of the Thickest focuses on an American stylist. When Mavis Beaumont breaks up with her cheating boyfriend, she falls for a wealthy Italian. The narrative follows the main protagonist as she pursues her personal and professional goals. Here’s every actor and character in Survival of the Thickest, an adaptation of Michelle Buteau’s 2020 essay collection.
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Survival of the Thickest Cast: Michelle Buteau as Mavis Beaumont
Character Profile: A 38-year old stylist. She tries to move forward with her life after a sudden breakup. Mavis learns to prioritize her happiness over professional success.
Buteau’s Resume: Beck in The Tick (2017), Veronica in Always Be My Maybe (2019), Bree Washington in First Wives Club (2019-21), Trudy in Happiest Season (2020), Melissa in Marry Me (2022)
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Survival of the Thickest Cast: Tone Bell as Khalil
Character Profile: Mavis’ best friend. He is a minimalist art teacher who project a “fuccboi” persona. Khalil learns to think more about the perspectives of others before his own.
Bell’s Resume: RJ in Whitney (2012-13), Friend #1 in Key and Peele (2013), Scott Evans in The Flash (2016), Marcus in Horror Noire (2021), John Levy in The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)
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Survival of the Thickest Cast: Tasha Smith as Marley
Character Profile: Mavis’ friend. She is interested in life beyond her career. Marley befriends Khalil while seeking passion-themed goals.
Smith’s Resume: Julie in The Whole Ten Yards (2004), Angela in Why Did I Get Married? (2007), Jennifer in Couples Retreat (2009), Angela Williams in For Better or Worse (2011-17), Carol Hardaway in Empire (2015-20)
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The Survival of the Thickest cast also includes:
- Marouane Zotti as Luca
- Anissa Felix as India
- Liza Treyger as Jade
- Taylor Selé as Jacque
- Garcelle Beauvais as Natasha
- Peppermint as Peppermint
- Anthony Michael Lopez as Bruce
- Becca Blackwell as Day
- Donovan Louis Bazemore as Cooper
- Allan K. Washington as Trent
- Rovin Sena as Egypt
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