The American Made cast features Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson and Sarah Wright. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Doug Liman’s 2017 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
American Made takes place during the 1980s. As Barry Seal works for TWA, he earns an opportunity to collaborate with the CIA. The narrative follows the main protagonist as he gets mixed up with the Colombian cartel. Here’s every actor and character in American Made.
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American Made Cast: Tom Cruise as Barry Seal
Character Profile: The youngest pilot in TWA history. He is a married man who agrees to work for the CIA. Barry becomes a central figure in an international drug scandal.
Cruise’s Resume: Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible Movie Franchise (1996-), Jerry Maguire in Jerry Maguire (1996), Frank T.J. Mackey in Magnolia (1999), Nathan Algren in The Last Samurai (2003)
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American Made Cast: Domhnall Gleeson as Monty “Schafer”
Character Profile: Barry’s CIA handler. He organizes a plan in Central America. “Schafer” ultimately turns to Iran for stronger support.
Gleeson’s Resume: Levin in Anna Karenina (2012), Caleb in Ex Machina (2014), Jon Burroughs in Frank (2014), General Hux in the Star Wars Movie Franchise (2015-), Sam Fortier in The Patient (2022)
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American Made Cast: Sarah Wright as Lucy Seal
Character Profile: Barry’s wife. She is an Arkansas native who used to work at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Lucy initially knows little about Barry’s government work.
Wright’s Resume: Ashley in The House Bunny (2008), Nicole in 21 & Over (2013), Dennah in Marry Me (2014-15), Denise in Walk of Shame (2014), Mandy Davis in Spinning Out (2020)
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American Made Cast: Jesse Plemons as Sheriff Downing
Character Profile: The sheriff of Mena, Arkansas. He is a quiet and relatively naive man. Sheriff Downing catches Barry with laundered drug money.
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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American Made Cast: Caleb Landry Jones as JB
Character Profile: Lucy’s brother. He is a misfit who stays at Barry’s home. JB finds trouble upon buying a new car.
Jones’ Resume: Cassidy/Banshee in X-Men: First Class (2011), Red Welby in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), Jeremy Armitage in Get Out (2017), Steven Burnett in Twin Peaks (2017), Bobby Wiggins in The Dead Don’t Die (2019)
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American Made Cast: Lola Kirke as Judy Downing
Character Profile: Sheriff Downing’s wife. She is curious about Barry’s land. Judy gently argues with her husband about the Seals.
Kirke’s Resume: Hailey Rutledge in Mozart in the Jungle (2014-18), Greta in Gone Girl (2014), Tracy in Mistress America (2015), Kim in Lost Girls (2020), Karen Bua West in Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022)
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The American Made cast also includes:
- Jayma Mays as Dana Sibota
- Alejandro Edda as Jorge Ochoa
- Benito Martinez as James Rangel
- E. Roger Mitchell as Agent Craig McCall
- Jed Rees as Louis Finkle
- Fredy Yate Escobar as Carlos Lehder
- Mauricio Mejía as Pablo Escobar
- Robert Farrior as Oliver North
- Morgan Hinkleman as Christina
- Alberto Ospino as Manuel Noriega
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