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The cast of Netflix‘s Wednesday features some familiar faces. Find out what movies and TV shows you might recognize the Wednesday cast from.

Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Otinger, Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Naomi J. Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka, Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay, just some of the cast of the Netflix series 'Wednesday'
Wednesday. (L to R) Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Otinger, Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Naomi J. Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka, Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay in ‘Wednesday’ | Netflix

‘Wednesday’ fans might recognize Jenna Ortega from ‘You’ or ‘Scream’ 

Jenna Ortega plays the titular role in Netflix’s Wednesday. Before that, she played Tara Carpenter in the 2022 release of Scream. Fans might also recognize Ortega from her roles in Jurassic World: Camp CretaceousXThe Babysitter: Killer Queen, and You

Why the actors cast as Wednesday Addams’ love interests look familiar 

Wednesday Addams has two love interests in the Netflix series: Tyler Galpin and Xavier Thorpe. And by love interests, we mean boys her age who find her attractive — Wednesday can’t be bothered with trivial things like relationships when there’s a monster on the loose! 

If you recognize Tyler, who Hunter Doohan plays, he previously appeared in Your Honor alongside Bryan Cranston. Doohan also starred in Truth Be Told.

Then there’s Percy Hynes White, who plays Xavier. He previously appeared in The Gifted and Between

Gwendoline Christie is from ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Star Wars’ 

Gwendoline Christie plays Larissa Weems, the headmaster of Nevermore Academy in Wednesday. Fans may recognize her as Brienne of Tarth from the HBO series Game of Thrones, Captain Phasma from the latest Star Wars trilogy, or Lucifer Morningstar from The Sandman. Christie will also appear in the upcoming season 2 of Severance, which has yet to announce a release date. 

Christina Ricci appeared in ‘Yellowjackets’ before being cast in ‘Wednesday’ 

Fans of The Addams Family will appreciate Christina Ricci’s appearance in Wednesday as Marilyn Thornhill, the botany teacher and house mother of the dorms at Nevermore. Of course, Ricci played the titular character in the 1992 film The Addams Family, but many might recognize her from more recent projects like Showtime’s Yellowjackets. She plays the adult version of Misty in the thriller mystery. Ricci’s vast acting portfolio also boasts credits like Sleepy HollowCasper, and the 1993 sequel Addams Family Values

‘Knives Out’ actor Riki Lindhome plays Wednesday’s therapist in Netflix series  

Much to her disbelief, Wednesday must see a psychiatrist during her schooling at Nevermore. That is Dr. Valerie Kinbott, played by Riki Lindhome.

Before becoming Dr. Kinbott in Wednesday, Lindhome most recently appeared in DuncanvilleGrace and Frankie, and Roar. In 2019, Lindhome appeared as Donna Thrombey in Knives Out

Wednesday Addams’ classmates might look familiar, too 

During the eight-episode series, Wednesday encounters several new classmates. If you think the students of Nevermore Academy look familiar, you might have been them in the following projects: 


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  • Emma Myers, who plays Enid Sinclair, previously appeared in Girl in the Basement, A Taste of Christmas, and Southern Gospel. 
  • Joy Sunday, who plays Bianca Barclay, was in Dog, Dear White People, and Yas Kween
  • Georgie Farmer, who plays Ajax Petropolus, starred in TreadstoneMowgli: Legend of the JungleEvermoor, and The Ministry of Curious Stuff
  • Naomi J. Ogawa, who plays Yoko Tanakawas in Skylines and Assassin previously. 
  • Moosa Mostafa, who plays Eugene Otinger, had roles in The Last Bus and Nativity Rocks

Where you’ve seen the Addams Family actors cast in ‘Wednesday’ 

The Addams Family is portrayed by Luis Guzmán, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Issac Ordonez, and George Burcea in Wednesday. Before bringing a new iteration of Gomez to life, Guzmán famously appeared in Anger ManagementWe’re the Millers, and The Count of Monte Cristo, to name a few.

Then there’s Zeta-Jones, who plays Morticia in the Netflix series. Some might recognize her from her role in the musical ChicagoThe Mask of Zorro, or Ocean’s Twelve

Before playing Wednesday’s brother Pugsley, Ordonez had roles in 7th & Union and shorts like Husky and Dispara Y Mata. Finally, Burcea, who plays Lurch in Wednesday, previously appeared in DampyrThe Outtake, and Comrade Detective, among others. 

Watch Wednesday exclusively on Netflix.