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Where You've Seen The Cast Of Disenchanted Before

Some 15 years since the successful theatrical release of "Enchanted," Walt Disney Pictures brings the audiences back to Giselle's magical world for a whole new fairy tale musical adventure featuring the return of its main quartet of stars. Taking the reins of the sequel, titled "Disenchanted," is director Adam Shankman, no stranger to the musical genre with the film adaptations of "Hairspray" and "Rock of Ages" under his belt. In addition to the returning cast, Oscar-winning composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz also reunite to deliver new catchy, whimsical songs for the sequel.

"Disenchanted" revisits Giselle (Amy Adams), 10 years after she achieved her "happily ever after" with Robert Philip (Patrick Dempsey), along with their new baby and Robert's now-teenage daughter Morgan, as they move on from the bustling city of New York to the sleepy suburban community of Monroeville in hopes of starting a new chapter in their lives. However, as she deals with Morgan's teen angst and her nosy neighbors' new set of rules, Giselle will realize that this isn't the fairy tale life that she has been dreaming of. After getting hold of a magical wishing wand from Andalasia, Giselle accidentally turns the town of Monroeville into a real-life fairy tale kingdom. But her wish comes at a price, as the magic slowly transforms her into a villain.

Returning stars Adams, Dempsey, James Marsden, and Idina Menzel are joined by a new ensemble cast of comedic actors and TV stars. Let's get to know more about the cast of "Disenchanted" and discover where you've seen them before.

Maya Rudolph as Malvina Monroe

Maya Rudolph plays the role of Malvina Monroe in "Disenchanted," one of Giselle's newest neighbors who's described as the film's main antagonist. Giselle and Malvina head toward an inevitable magical showdown, as Giselle's fairy tale wish slowly transforms her into an anti-hero.

After graduating from the University of California at Santa Cruz, Rudolph started landing appearances in a few films and TV shows during the mid-'90s and early 2000s. Her big break came in 2000, when she became one of the cast members of "Saturday Night Live." Rudolph played a number of memorable characters during her time on the NBC show, including Vice President Kamala Harris. Since then, she has gone on to star in a number of movies and TV series, establishing herself as a formidable comedic actress. Her most notable performances are the roles of Deanne McKenzie in the "Grown Ups" films, Lilian Donovan in the acclaimed comedy "Bridesmaids," and Judge Gen in the comedy series "The Good Place."

Audiences may have also heard her voice in several animated projects. She's best known for lending her voice to multiple characters on Netflix's long-running adult animated series "Big Mouth," which won her two Emmys for outstanding character voice-over performance. She also voiced the character of Aunt Cass in the Oscar-winning animated superhero film "Big Hero 6." In 2021, she was a voice cast member in two of that year's most popular animated features, "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" and "Luca." 

Yvette Nicole Brown as Rosaleen

Yvette Nicole Brown stars in "Disenchanted" as one of Malvina's underlings, Rosaleen. Brown is a familiar face on television, thanks to her many recurring and guest appearances on sitcoms going back to the early 2000s. For millennial fans who grew up watching Nickelodeon shows, Brown is best known as the fierce movie theater manager Helen on the "Drake and Josh" sitcom. After that show ended in 2007, she reprised the fan-favorite character in an episode of another hit Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious."

Brown also made one-episode appearances on other popular series like "That 70's Show," "Malcolm in the Middle," "House," "The Office," "Entourage," "iCarly," "Chuck," and "Shake It Up." In 2009, she landed her breakthrough role as Shirley Bennett on the NBC sitcom "Community." Brown decided to exit the series after five seasons in order to take care of her sick father (via Variety). She's also been recognized for her voice work on a number of animated shows, playing Amanda Waller on "DC Super Hero Girls," Luna on "Elena of Avalor," and Mayor Davis on "The Loud House." For her two-episode stint as Judge Anita Harper on "A Black Lady Sketch Show," Brown scored her first Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actress.

As for her film career, Brown has made minor appearances in a few high-profile features, including "Dreamgirls," "Tropic Thunder," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," and "Avengers: Endgame." She has also secured supporting roles in comedies like "Hotel for Dogs," "The Ugly Truth," "Always a Bridesmaid," and "Lady and the Tramp."

Jayma Mays as Ruby

Jayma Mays' villainous character Ruby serves as one of Malvina Monroe's henchwomen in "Disenchanted," alongside Yvette Nicole Brown's Rosaleen. May first gained recognition for her role as Emma Pillsbury, a guidance counselor who is struggling with her OCD, on Ryan Murphy's coming-of-age musical dramedy series "Glee." She appeared on the series for six seasons and was a main cast member during its first three years.

Before landing "Glee," Mays got cast in minor roles on shows like "Joey," "Six Feet Under," "How I Met Your Mother," "House," "Entourage," and "Ghost Whisperer." She also scored recurring appearances on the superhero drama "Heroes" and the comedy drama "Ugly Betty," in which both her characters were named Charlie. Following "Glee," she started getting major roles in a few sitcoms like "The League" as Trixie Von Stein and "Trial and Error" as Carol Anne Keane.

Mays' early big screen roles include minor appearances in movies like the psychological thriller "Red Eye," the romantic comedy "Blind Dating," the war drama "Flags of Our Fathers," and the stoner comedy "Smiley Face." In 2007, she starred in the parody film "Epic Movie," where she met her future husband, actor Adam Campbell. She continued appearing in comedies such as "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," "The Smurfs," "American Made," and the sci-fi comedy "Bill and Ted Face the Music" in which she took on the role of Princess Joanna opposite Keanu Reeves.

Alan Tudyk as the talking scroll

Alan Tudyk joins the cast of "Disenchanted" to lend his voice to the talking scroll, which was briefly seen in the trailer. Tudyk is a multi-talented actor best known for his impeccable voice work on a number of film and TV projects throughout his two-decade-plus career.

He started voice acting in 2002, when he got cast in the role of Lenny in the first "Ice Age" film. Tudyk continued lending his voice to high-profile films and roles like "Wreck-It-Ralph" as King Candy, "Frozen" as the Duke of Weselton, "Justice League War" as Superman, "Big Hero 6" as Alistair Krei, "Moana" as Heihei," and "Encanto" as Pico the Toucan. Avid television viewers may have also heard his voice on popular shows like "Young Justice," "Adventure Time," "Rick and Morty," "Star vs. the Forces of Evil," "Big Hero 6: The Series," "Doom Patrol," and "Harley Quinn." 

In addition to frequent voice work, Tudyk has also landed major parts on multiple shows, including the cult space opera "Firefly," "Arrested Development," the Jane Levy-led comedy "Suburgatory," the short-lived NBC sitcom "Powerless," and the horror comedy "Santa Clarita Diet." Tudyk is also a familiar face on the big screen, thanks to his involvement in features like "Patch Adams," "A Knight's Tale," "I, Robot," "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil," and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." He also provided the voice and motion capture for the android K-2SO in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," and will almost certainly reprise the role in the upcoming second season of "Andor" (via Games Radar).

Oscar Nuñez as Edgar

Oscar Nuñez plays the supporting role of Edgar in "Disenchanted." Nuñez is a Cuban-American comedic actor who started his onscreen career in the early 2000s, when he landed small appearances on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Grounded for Life," "Malcolm in the Middle," and "Reno 911!."

Before venturing onto the screen, Nuñez first joined the New York theater company The Shock of the Funny, where he was able to perform in more than 300 shows. He also became a member of the Los Angeles-based improv troupe The Groundlings. He landed his first big break in 2005, when he got cast as one of the regular cast members on the acclaimed NBC sitcom "The Office." For nine seasons, he portrayed the role of accountant Oscar Martinez. After the workplace mockumentary series ended its run in 2013, he scored one-episode stints on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "New Girl," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "911," and "The Goldbergs." He also played major roles in the sci-fi comedy "People of Earth" as Father Doug and the Netflix sitcom "Mr. Iglesias" as Assistant Principal Carlos Hernandez.

Compared to his television credits, Nuñez has only appeared in a handful of notable features, including the all-star heist action film "The Italian Job" with Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron; the romantic comedy "The Proposal" with Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock; the action comedy "Baywatch" with Dwayne Johnson; and most recently, the action adventure "The Lost City" with Channing Tatum and Bullock.

Griffin Newman as Pip

Lending his voice to the character of Giselle's talking squirrel friend Pip is Griffin Newman. He takes over the role from Jeff Bennett and Kevin Lima, who both voiced the character in the first installment. Newman began his career in 2006, when he booked a small role in the romantic comedy film "The Treatment." He followed that up with another romantic comedy, "Beware the Gonzo," starring opposite Ezra Miller and Zoe Kravitz. So far, he has only appeared as a supporting character in a few notable films, including the thriller "Night Moves," the sports melodrama "Draft Day," the romantic dramedy "Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List," and the comedy-drama "Hot Air."

Newman's first major TV project came in 2016, when he was hired as a series regular on Prime Video's superhero comedy series "The Tick," led by Peter Serafinowicz. For two seasons, he portrayed the titular hero's sidekick Arthur Everest, who wears a moth-like suit. Despite the show's positive response from critics, it was eventually canceled (via THR) after it failed to garner enough views to score a third season renewal. After "The Tick," Newman secured recurring roles on the dark comedy "Search Party" as Gavin Rolf and the Netflix adaptation "Masters of the Universe: Revelation" as the voice of Orko. He has also done voice work for adult animated shows, including "Our Cartoon President" as Jared Kushner, "Dicktown" as Lance, and "Harley Quinn" as the Mad Hatter. 

Kolton Stewart as Tyson Monroe

In "Disenchanted," Kolton Stewart appears as Malvina Monroe's son Tyson, with the fantasy sequel becoming Stewart's first high-profile feature. The up-and-coming young actor began showing his passion for acting and music at a young age, making his Broadway debut in 2010 when he got cast as young Simba in "The Lion King" musical. Two years after that, he made his onscreen debut in the independent action comedy "I Declare War" as Caleb. During this time, he also caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres, who invited him to perform on her show after being impressed with his rendition of Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up," which had gone viral on YouTube.

In 2014, Stewart landed his first television role on the family comedy series "Some Assembly Required," in which he played Jarvis for 57 episodes. He also appeared in an episode of the medical drama "Saving Hope." Around the same time, he scored a supporting role in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," starring opposite Nia Vardalos and John Corbett in the rom-com sequel. He continued to appear in family TV movies such as "The Swap" and "Holiday Joy," while in 2019, he portrayed the character of David Draper in five episodes of "The Expanse." The following year, he nabbed a supporting role on Netflix's series adaptation of the comic book "Locke and Key." For its first two seasons, Stewart portrayed Brinker Martin, one of Tyler Locke's hockey friends. More recently, he's appeared on the TV series "Astrid and Lilly Save the World" and in the Disney+ original film "Sneakerella."

James Marsden as King Edward

James Marsden returns in "Disenchanted" as the charming, valiant Edward, who has now become the King of Andalasia. Once engaged to Gisele, he now visits the Philip family to congratulate them on their new home in Monroeville.

Marsden began his acting career in television with minor roles on popular '90s shows like "The Nanny," "Saved by the Bell: The New Class," and "Party of Five." His big break finally came in 2000 when he was cast as the live-action version of the Marvel fan-favorite hero Scott Summers/Cyclops in 20th Century Fox's first installment of the blockbuster "X-Men" films. He went on to reprise the role three more times, including a cameo in "X-Men: Days of Future Past." In 2004, he starred alongside Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling in the romantic drama "The Notebook," in which he played the dashing Lon Hammond. Afterward, he continued landing supporting roles in high-profile films like "Superman Returns" as Richard White, "Hairspray" as Corny Collins, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" as Jack Lime, and "The Butler" as John F. Kennedy.

Apart from being known as a formidable leading man in films, Marsden is also a familiar face on television, thanks to his memorable appearances on shows like "Ally McBeal," "30 Rock," "Dead to Me," and "The Stand." His most notable TV performance to date is portraying Teddy Flood on HBO's  sci-fi drama "Westworld." His character is a human-like, skilled gunfighter robot who serves as the love interest to Evan Rachel Wood's Dolores.

Idina Menzel as Queen Nancy

Idina Menzel reprises her role as Nancy in "Disenchanted." When audiences first met her in the original 2007 film, Nancy is introduced as Robert's fashion designer girlfriend who eventually falls in love with Prince Edward. Now, in the sequel, she's the Queen of Andalasia. Menzel is no stranger to portraying royalty, as she's best known for lending her voice to the fan-favorite Disney character of Queen Elsa in the blockbuster "Frozen" animated franchise. Her rendition of the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" launched her to global stardom, as it became one of the best-selling songs of 2014.

Before venturing into onscreen acting, Menzel first debuted as a professional stage actress in 1994, when she became one of the original cast members of the rock musical "Rent." Her Broadway debut performance as Maureen Johnson earned her a Tony Award nomination. In 2003, Menzel managed to score one of the defining roles of her career as Elphaba in the Broadway adaptation of "Wicked." For her leading performance as the misunderstood witch, she won her first Tony award for best actress. This role also cemented her status in the theater scene, with some dubbing her as "one of the most recognizable Broadway actresses of her generation" (via New York Theatre Guide).

In the same year as the theatrical release of "Frozen II," she delivered a dramatic performance opposite Adam Sandler in the Safdie Brothers' crime thriller "Uncut Gems." As for her television career, her most notable performance is portraying Rachel Berry's biological mother Shelby Corcoran on "Glee."

Patrick Dempsey as Robert Philip

In "Disenchanted," Patrick Dempsey returns as Robert Philip, a divorce attorney who, in the first installment, was a cynic who didn't believe in fairy tales and true love until meeting Giselle. In the sequel, he's now Giselle's husband of eight years and a father of two, who relocates the family from the city to the suburbs of Monroeville.

Dempsey started his acting career as a 1980s teen heartthrob, appearing in several coming-of-age films and TV shows including "Meatballs III: Summer Job," "Some Girls," "In a Shallow Grave," and "Happy Together," as well as the CBS TV series adaptation of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," in which he portrayed Mike Damone. His most prominent roles during that time were Ronald Miller in the teen rom-com "Can't Buy Me Love" and Randy Bodek in the comedy "Loverboy." By the 1990s, Dempsey had shed his teen idol image by taking on more mature roles, starting with real-life crime boss Meyer Lansky in the film "Mobsters." He followed that up with major roles in "Scream 3," "Sweet Home Alabama," "Made of Honor," "Fly Paper," and "Bridget Jones's Baby."

Compared to his film career, Dempsey found more success in television despite having fewer TV credits. The most memorable role of his career is Dr. Derek Shepherd on the long-running medical drama "Grey's Anatomy." The iconic character led Dempsey to two Golden Globe nominations for best actor in a television drama. After exiting the popular show, he became part of the main cast of the financial thriller series "Devils."

Amy Adams as Giselle

Returning to lead the ensemble cast is Amy Adams, as she reprises one of her most iconic characters to date. In "Disenchanted," Giselle struggles to accept the reality that happily ever after isn't always easy as it seems. As seen in the trailers, she'll find herself longing for a magic-filled perfect life, leading her to turn to magic to grant her desire to have the fairy tale existence she's been dreaming of.

Adams has gained recognition for acclaimed performances like her portrayal of Ashley Johnstein in the comedy-drama "Junebug"; Sister James in the drama "Doubt"; Charlene Fleming in the sports biopic "The Fighter"; Sydney Prosser in the black comedy crime film "American Hustle;" and Lynne Cheney in the political satire "Vice." With all of these Oscar-nominated performances, Adams has cemented her status as an A-list movie star who can not only deliver dramatic performances, but comedic ones as well, thanks to her infectious charm and compelling onscreen presence.

Apart from starring in critically-acclaimed films, Adams has also made appearances in blockbuster movies like "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," "Enchanted," and "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian." In 2013, Adams also joined the DC Universe as Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's Henry Cavill-led Superman film "Man of Steel." She reprised the Daily Planet journalist in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and "Justice League."