Know the Cast: ‘The Changeling’

The Changeling Cast - Every Actor and Character in the Apple TV+ Series

The Changeling cast features LaKeith Stanfield, Clark Backo and Adina Porter. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Kelly Marcel’s Apple TV+ series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.


The Changeling takes place in New York City. When Apollo develops a relationship with a librarian, he worries about her mental health. The narrative follows the main protagonist as he investigates a supernatural phenomenon after a devastating tragedy. Here’s every actor and character in The Changeling, an adaptation of Victor LaValle’s 2017 novel.

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The Changeling Cast: LaKeith Stanfield as Apollo

The Changeling Cast on Apple TV+ - LaKeith Stanfield as Apollo

Character Profile: A New York City book dealer. He dreams of being a good father. Apollo searches for clarity after his son’s death.

Stanfield’s Resume: Marcus in Short Term 12 (2013), Jimmie Lee Jackson in Selma (2014), Cassius Green in Sorry to Bother You (2018), Lieutenant Elliott in Knives Out (2019), Bill O’Neal in Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

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The Changeling Cast: Clark Backo as Emmy

The Changeling Cast on Apple TV+ - Clark Backo as Emmy

Character Profile: Apollo’s wife. She’s a librarian who experiences a cryptic encounter in El Salvador. Emmy disappears after her son’s sudden death.

Backo’s Resume: Rosie in Letterkenny (2016-22), Ava in Designated Survivor (2017), Genevieve in The Handmaid’s Tale (2018), Samira in Happy Place (2020)

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The Changeling Cast: Adina Porter as Lillian

The Changeling Cast on Apple TV+ - Adina Porter as Lillian

Character Profile: Apollo’s mother. She is a spiritual woman who fled from Uganda. Lillian warns her son about “dark forces.”

Porter’s Resume: Lettie Mae Thornton in True Blood (2008-14), Various in American Horror Story (2011-21), Kendra James in The Newsroom (2012-14), Indra in The 100 (2014-20), Sheriff Peterkin in Outer Banks (2020)

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The Changeling cast also includes;

  • Jonelle Gunderson as Lina
  • Emy Coligado as Carlotta
  • Elena Hurst as Yurina
  • Victor LaValle as Narrator
  • Malcolm Barrett as Patrice Green
  • Jared Abrahamson as Brian West
  • Alexis Louder as Lillian Kagwa
  • Amirah Vann as Kim Valentine
  • Karen Giordano as Sheryl
  • Sonia Dhillon Tully as Dr. Calero

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.