List of Euphoria characters

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Euphoria is an American teen drama television series created by Sam Levinson, which centres on a group of dysfunctional high school students at East Highland High School. The show premiered on June 16, 2019, on HBO.

Cast timeline

  Main cast (credited)
  Recurring cast (3+)
  Guest cast (1–2)
Actor Characters Seasons
1 2
Main characters
Zendaya Rue Bennett Main
Maude Apatow Lexi Howard Main
Angus Cloud Fezco Main
Eric Dane Cal Jacobs Main
Alexa Demie Maddy Perez Main
Jacob Elordi Nate Jacobs Main
Barbie Ferreira Kat Hernandez Main
Nika King Leslie Bennett Main
Storm Reid Gia Bennett Main
Hunter Schafer Jules Vaughn Main
Algee Smith Chris McKay Main
Sydney Sweeney Cassie Howard Main
Javon "Wanna" Walton Ashtray Recurring Main
Austin Abrams Ethan Lewis Recurring Main
Dominic Fike Elliot Main

Main characters

Zendaya stars as Rue, and also serves as executive producer.

Rue Bennett

  • played by Zendaya
    • Janice LeAnn Brown (4 years old, "Pilot")
    • McKenna Rae Roberts (10 years old, "Pilot")
    • Aliyah Conley (13 years old, "'03 Bonnie and Clyde")

Rue is a recovering teenage drug addict who is fresh out of rehab and struggling to find her place in the world. She serves as the narrator for the series.[1]

Maude Apatow, daughter of filmmaker Judd Apatow, stars as Lexi.

Lexi Howard

Lexi is Rue's childhood best friend, and Cassie's younger sister.


  • played by Angus Cloud
    • Mason Shea Joyce (10 years old, "Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door")

Fez is a local drug dealer with a close relationship to Rue.

Cal Jacobs

Cal is Nate's strict, demanding father with a double life.

Alexa Demie stars as Maddy.

Maddy Perez

  • played by Alexa Demie
    • Keilani Arellanes (11 years old, "Made You Look")

Maddy is Nate's on-and-off girlfriend.

Jacob Elordi stars as Nate.

Nate Jacobs

  • played by Jacob Elordi
    • Gabriel Golub (11 years old, "Stuntin' Like My Daddy")

Nate is a high school athlete whose anger issues mask his sexual insecurities.

Plus-size model Barbie Ferreira stars as Kat.

Kat Hernandez

Kat is a girl fighting for body-positivity while exploring her sexuality.

Leslie Bennett

  • played by Nika King

Leslie is Rue and Gia's mother. After losing her husband, Leslie takes care of her children on her own.

Storm Reid stars as Gia, Rue's sister.

Gia Bennett

  • played by Storm Reid
    • Hyla Rayne Fontenot (7 years old, "Pilot")

Rue's younger sister. The summer before Rue's junior year, Gia found her overdosing and choking on a pool of vomit, which traumatised her.

Jules Vaughn

  • played by Hunter Schafer
    • Clark Furlong (11 years old, "Shook Ones Pt. II")

Jules is a transgender girl who enters a turbulent relationship with Rue after moving into town.

Chris McKay

  • played by Algee Smith[3]
    • Yohance & Zakai Biagas-Bey (11 years old, "The Next Episode")

McKay is a young football player and Cassie's ex-boyfriend who is having difficulties adjusting to college.

Sydney Sweeney stars as Cassie.

Cassie Howard

  • played by Sydney Sweeney
    • Kyra Adler (11 years old, "The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed")

Cassie is Lexi's older sister and McKay's girlfriend with an infamous sexual past that continues to haunt her.


  • played by Colman Domingo ("Trouble Don't Last Always"; recurring season 1–2)

Ali is a man in recovery from substance use disorder who often speaks at Rue's Narcotics Anonymous meetings and eventually becomes her sponsor.[4]


  • played by Javon "Wanna" Walton (season 2; co-starring season 1)
    • Daelo Jin Walton (6 years old, "Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door")

Ashtray is Fez's "little brother" and a drug dealer.

Ethan Lewis

Hunter Schafer stars as Jules

Ethan is Kat's love interest.


Elliot is a new friend of Rue's, who comes between her and Jules.

Angus Cloud stars as Fezco

Supporting characters

Recurring guest stars

  • Suze Howard, played by Alanna Ubach, Lexi and Cassie's alcoholic mother
  • Tyler Clarkson, played by Lukas Gage, a college student who is brutally attacked by Nate for having sex with Maddy at a party
  • David Vaughn, played by John Ales, Jules' father
  • Daniel, played by Keean Johnson, a junior who dated Kat in sixth grade and later hooks up with Cassie
  • Marsha Jacobs, played by Paula Marshall, Nate's mother
  • Aaron Jacobs, played by Zak Steiner, Nate's brother who is considered a "fuck-up" by his father and brother
  • Kat's mom, played by Mercedes Colon
  • Custer, played by Tyler Chase, assistant to Mouse, Fez's supplier
  • Samantha, played by Minka Kelly


  • Troy and Roy McKay, played by Tyler Timmons and Tristan Timmons, McKay's younger twin brothers, get Gia involved with drugs
  • Barbara "BB" Brooks, played by Sophia Rose Wilson, a friend of Maddy, Kat, Cassie, and Lexi
  • Robert Bennett, played by Bruce Wexler, Rue's father, seen in flashbacks, died from cancer when Rue was 13
  • Ted Perez, played by Ruben Dario, Maddy's alcoholic father
  • Mouse, played by Meeko (seasons 1–2), Fez's supplier
  • Miss Marsha, played by Marsha Gambles, server at the diner Frank's
  • Fezco's grandmother, played by Brynda Mattox and Kathrine Narducci (in "Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door"), who he looks after as she is bed-ridden
  • Faye, played by Chloe Cherry, Custer's girlfriend

Guest stars

  • Principal Hayes, played by Jeremiah Birkett, principal of East Highland High School, appears in "Stuntin' Like My Daddy" and "'03 Bonnie and Clyde"
  • Trevor, played by Shiloh Fernandez, a store clerk at Femme to whom Kat develops an attraction, appears in "Made You Look" and "'03 Bonnie and Clyde"
  • Amy Vaughn, played by Pell James, Jules' mother, appears in "Shook Ones Pt. II" and "Fuck Anyone Who's Not a Sea Blob"
  • Luke Kasten, played by Will Peltz, a notoriously hung former East Highland student who hooks up with Kat, appears in "Shook Ones Pt. II"
  • Sonia Perez, played by Elpidia Carrillo, Maddy's mother, appears in "'03 Bonnie and Clyde" and "And Salt the Earth Behind You"
  • Officer Wilson, played by Larry Joe Campbell, appears in "'03 Bonnie and Clyde"
  • Johnny_Unite_USA, played by Jeff Pope, a man with a micropenis who pursues Kat as a financial dominatrix, appears in "Made You Look" and "'03 Bonnie and Clyde"
  • Minako, played by Sean Martini, one of Cal's transgender hookups, appears in "'03 Bonnie and Clyde"
  • Frederick McKay, played by Cranston Johnson, McKay's father, appears in "The Next Episode"
  • Rick, played by Nat Faxon, Leslie's new boyfriend, appears in "The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed"
  • Gus Howard, played by Nick Blood, Lexi and Cassie's father, seen in flashbacks, a painkiller addict who is estranged from the family, appears in "The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed"
  • TC, played by Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Jules' non-binary friend from the city, appears in "The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed"
  • Anna, played by Quintessa Swindell, TC's pansexual friend who hooks up with Jules, appears in "The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed"
  • Natalie, played by Allie Marie Evans, Nate's winter formal date, appears in "And Salt the Earth Behind You"
  • Dr. Mardy Nichols, played by Lauren Weedman, Jules' therapist, appears in "Fuck Anyone Who's Not a Sea Blob"
  • "Tyler", played by Jayden Marcos, Jules' fantasy, appears in "Fuck Anyone Who's Not a Sea Blob"
  • Laurie, played by Martha Kelly, former school teacher turned drug dealer, appears in "Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door"
  • Bowl-Cut, played by Andy Mackenzie, thug who works for Laurie, appears in "Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door"
  • Bruce Jr., played by Richie Merritt, appears in "Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door"
  • Travis, played by Demetrius "Lil Meech" Flenory Jr,[5] DJ and producer involved with Maddy, appears in "Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door"


  1. ^ Kent, Clarkisha (July 3, 2019). "Has Euphoria's lead character been dead the whole time?". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on January 25, 2021. Retrieved January 11, 2022. During the show’s pilot episode, the audience is quickly herded into the world of Euphoria by Rue’s voice. In her voiceovers, she has intimate knowledge of not just her character, but all other characters — including Jules, Nate, Kat, etc. — throughout different stages of their lives, sharing them as she sees fit.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Hipes, Patrick (June 7, 2018). "Zendaya To Topline HBO's Drama Pilot 'Euphoria'; Storm Reid, Maude Apatow, Astro & Eric Dane Co-Star". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 28, 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (October 31, 2018). "'Euphoria': Algee Smith & Austin Abrams Cast In HBO Teen Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 1, 2018. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  4. ^ Franich, Darren (June 14, 2019). "HBO's teen shock-soap Euphoria is sweeter than you think: EW review". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on July 3, 2019. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Shanfeld, Ethan (August 6, 2021). "'Euphoria' Season 2 Adds Dominic Fike, Minka Kelly, Demetrius 'Lil Meech' Flenory Jr". Variety. Retrieved August 6, 2021.