Where You've Seen The Cast Of Mayfair Witches Before

For years, AMC has been leading the pack when it comes to well-written, gripping dramas, with shows like "Mad Men," "Halt and Catch Fire," and the "Breaking Bad" franchise standing as only the most obvious examples. And with its ever-expanding "Walking Dead" universe and supernaturally infused tales like "The Terror" and "Preacher," the network has long proven its ability to capably delve into otherworldly realms. When AMC's 2022 adaptation of "Interview with the Vampire" re-imagined Anne Rice's beloved "Vampire Chronicles" in a modern setting, the series was met with broad critical acclaim with fans and critics raving over Sam Reid's performance as Lestat and his electric chemistry with lead actor Jacob Anderson. That's the magic fans hope to see more of in "Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches" – Rice's witch-oriented saga set in the same world of immortals and sexy supernatural shenanigans. If you love Rice's New Orleans as much as we do, hang onto your skeleton key and let's take a closer look at who's who in AMC's witchiest new drama.

Alexandra Daddario as Rowan Fielding

Alexandra Daddario stars in "Mayfair Witches" as the magically gifted neurosurgeon and Mayfair heiress Rowan Fielding. The elder sister of "Shadowhunters" actor Matthew Daddario and the grandchild of Democratic U.S. House Representative Emilio Q. Daddario, Alexandra had her first TV appearance as the teenage Laurie Lewis on "All My Children" in 2002. Through the early '00s, Daddario was cast in a number of roles including mostly small appearances on "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "The Sopranos," "Life on Mars," and "Nurse Jackie." In 2010, she appeared as demigod Annabeth Chase in "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," a role she would later reprise in the 2013 sequel "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters."

Over the next few years, Daddario gained wider recognition with more prominent appearances including a recurring role as Lisa Tragnetti on the HBO anthology series "True Detective" and Rudolph Valentino's wife Natacha Rambova on "AHS: Hotel." She appeared in the main cast of "Why Women Kill" Season 1, as well as in Season 3 of "The Girlfriend Experience," and famously played clickbait writer and disappointed newlywed Rachel Patton on Season 1 of "The White Lotus." Daddario has also appeared in music videos for a number of musicians including Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5, and her voice acting credits include a stint as Lois Lane on the direct-to-video movie "Superman: Man of Tomorrow."

Jack Huston as Lasher

If Jack Huston's name sounds familiar, it's because he is the nephew of veteran actors Anjelica Huston and Danny Huston on his father's side. And just like his famous relatives, Jack Huston is a hard-working actor with the chops to prove it. Huston's first on-screen appearance was as Flavius in the 2004 USA mini-series "Spartacus." The following year, he played famed poet-photographer Gerard Malanga in the Edie Sedgwick biopic "Factory Girl." Huston went on to appear in a handful of films including the horror film "Shrooms," the "Beowulf"-inspired 2008 film "Outlander," and the British-Spanish thriller "The Garden of Eden." "Mayfair Witches" isn't Huston's first professional encounter with witchy material — the actor appeared in the main cast of the short-lived 2009 fantasy series "Eastwick" based on the John Updike novel series that inspired "The Witches of Eastwick" film.

Huston's appearance in the 2014 film "American Hustle" means the actor shares a Screen Actor's Guild Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. Huston has appeared in a number of other high-profile films through the years including "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." He played Judah Ben-Hur in the 2016 adaptation of the 1880 novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ," and earned a SAG Award nomination for his role in "House of Gucci." He has also had prominent roles in several small-screen productions, playing Richard Harrow on "Boardwalk Empire," Felix Babineau in "Mr. Mercedes," Eric Rudolph in "Manhunt: Deadly Games," and Odis Weff in "Fargo," just to name a few.

Harry Hamlin as Cortland Mayfair

Harry Hamlin appears as the avaricious Mayfair patriarch Cortland in "Mayfair Witches." Hamlin's on-screen acting career dates back to the 1970s when he first appeared in the 1976 American Conservatory Theater production of "The Taming of the Shrew," which was broadcast for the edification of television viewers. One of the actor's more famous roles came early in his career when he played Perseus in the 1981 Olympian mythology-themed fantasy film "Clash of the Titans." In 1986, Hamlin began playing attorney Michael Kuzak on the popular 1980s drama "L.A. Law," a role he reprised in the creatively named 2002 film "L.A. Law: The Movie." Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, the actor mainly appeared in guest roles on shows like "The Nanny" and "Touched by an Angel." From 2004 through 2006, Hamlin played former movie star and serial philanderer Aaron Echolls on "Veronica Mars." Around the same time, he appeared as himself in an episode of the acclaimed comedy series "Arrested Development."

In the 2010s, Hamlin landed some more prestigious roles including the role of Lloyd "Ned" Lishman on "Shameless" and that of Jim Cutler on "Mad Men," with the latter earning him an Emmy nomination. An avid proponent of technology and space innovation, Hamlin has also given a Ted Talk on the subject of futurism.

Annabeth Gish as Deirdre Mayfair

The paranormal is nothing new to Annabeth Gish, who plays Rowan's troubled mother in "Mayfair Witches" but will be familiar to fans of "The X-Files" as Agent Monica Reyes. According to a now-archived Instagram post, Gish met her stuntman husband while starring on the series. After Gish's earliest on-screen roles in 1986, she went on to act in a couple of notable 1980s teen films including the Jon Cryer-starring "Hiding Out" and "Mystic Pizza," which includes a pre-breakout Julia Roberts and Matt Damon in his first movie. Gish went on to appear in a number of well-known films; her more memorable performances include Trish in "SLC Punk!" and Tracy Stover in "Beautiful Girls." Gish was nominated for a SAG Award for her 1995 turn as Julie Nixon Eisenhower in "Nixon."

Besides her work on the big screen and her time on "The X-Files," the actor has enjoyed an extensive career in television. In 2011, she appeared in the two-part A&E adaptation of "Stephen King's Bag of Bones" along with Pierce Brosnan, Matt Frewer, and Jason Priestley. Some of Gish's other more recognizable roles include Elizabeth Bartlet Westin from "The West Wing," Dr. Anne Sullivan from "Pretty Little Liars," Charlotte Millwright from "The Bridge," Althea Jarry from "Sons of Anarchy," Clara Dudley from "The Haunting of Hill House," Sarah Gunning from "Midnight Mass," and Diane Gould from "Halt and Catch Fire."

Tongayi Chirisa as Ciprien Grieve

Tongayi Chirisa plays Ciprien "Sip" Grieve in "Mayfair Witches." According to Collider, the character does not technically appear in the original Anne Rice book series; he's an amalgam of two "Mayfair" novel characters — Aaron Lightner and Michael Curry. Ciprien is a member of the Talamasca — a secret society for studying the paranormal that's present in both the "Mayfair Witches" and "Vampire Chronicles" series.

Chirisa is originally from Zimbabwe and got his start starring in the Zimbabwean radio drama series "Mopani Junction," which African Vibes described as a soap opera meant to instill AIDS awareness in an area where HIV-positive rates remain high, according to the U.S. CDC. Chirisa also appeared in the Zimbabwean soap "Studio 263." In 2008, he started establishing himself on American TV in the NBC adventure series "Crusoe," which re-imagined the 1719 Daniel Defoe novel "Robinson Crusoe." Around the same time, he appeared in a number of South African productions including the goofy comedy "Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past."

Around 2010, Chirisa ramped up his presence on U.S. TV with appearances in "NCIS: Los Angeles," "AHS: Asylum," and the fan-favorite supernatural series "Sleepy Hollow." He was a main cast member on "The Jim Gaffigan Show" and played recurring characters on "iZombie" and "Another Life." Chirisa also pops up in episodes of "The Guest Book," "The Good Doctor," and "Hawaii Five-0."

Beth Grant as Carlotta Mayfair

One of the more malevolent characters in "Mayfair Witches" is Carlotta, the salty sister whose petty emotions bring tragedy to the Mayfair clan time and time again. The role is played by veteran character actor Beth Grant, who has appeared in dozens of highly recognizable roles throughout the course of her career. Hailing from Alabama and North Carolina, Grant has a characteristic Southern drawl that makes her a pleasure to listen to.

From the late 1980s through the 1990s, Grant appeared in many popular films including the Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman-starring "Rain Man," and 1990's "Flatliners," which starred Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts. Her acting credits from around this time also include "Child's Play 2," "Speed," "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar," and "A Time to Kill," among others. Grant's career was just as active in the 2000s, with the actor appearing in films like "Donnie Darko" (in which she made cult-movie catchphrase history by doubting Rose Darko's commitment to Sparkle Motion) "No Country for Old Men," and "Little Miss Sunshine."

In addition to her film work, Grant's television career has proven just as prolific. She has acted on a wide range of both comedies and dramas through the years including "Murder, She Wrote," "The Golden Girls," "Friends," "The X-Files," "Angel," "Six Feet Under," "Bones," "Medium," "American Gods," and "Criminal Minds," just to name a few. Grant also played recurring roles on several series including "Jericho," "The Office," and "A Series of Unfortunate Events." Her distinct voice can be heard in several roles on "King of the Hill" and as the Cat Lady on "Dollface."

Hannah Alline as Suzanne Mayfair

The history of the Mayfair witch family dates back to Scotland where family ancestor and village healer Suzanne originally summoned the supernatural entity Lasher, forever entwining his fate with that of her descendants. In the AMC series, Suzanne Mayfair is portrayed by Hannah Alline. Alline's acting credits date back to 2012, when she began appearing in a number of web shorts under the name Hannah Culwell. Since 2015, Alline has been cast regularly in smaller television roles. She appeared in an episode of the ID true crime series "Your Worst Nightmare" as Sarah Harris, an elementary school teacher who was tragically murdered in real life. She showed up as a CTU tech in two episodes of "24: Legacy" in 2017 and played Mercy Lena in the Amazon Prime horror series "Lore" that same year. Alline was later cast for two episodes of "The Resident," appearing as Nurse Alice Kirkton.

In recent years, Alline's career has picked up and includes appearances on "The Purge," "Ozark," "P-Valley," and "The Walking Dead: World Beyond," among others. She has also played one of Kay Challis' alters named Pretty Polly on "Doom Patrol" since it began airing in 2019.

Geraldine Singer as Millie Mayfair

Geraldine Singer plays Millie Mayfair, one of Deirdre Mayfair's nurturing older aunts on AMC's "Mayfair Witches." Singer is another recognizable character actor that viewers may find familiar from her more than two decades of work in minor roles, mainly in primetime television. Throughout the early '00s, Singer could be found in prestigious dramas like "NYPD Blue," "Six Feet Under," "The Practice," "House," and "Desperate Housewives." In 2013, she appeared on an episode of "AHS: Coven" and in 2015, Singer played Susan Stewart on "NCIS: New Orleans."

One of the actor's most memorable roles was in Jordan Peele's psychological horror "Get Out," in which Singer portrays Philomena King, a member of the Order of the Coagula. In fact, Singer is standing right next to LaKeith Stanfield in the unforgettable and deeply unnerving scene when he screams the title of the movie out of panicked desperation. More recently, Singer has appeared in "The Resident," "The Blacklist," and HBO's "Watchmen." In 2020, she was cast in the recurring role of Ms. Matilda on "Sistas," and the following year, she played Caterina Keep in the Prime Video mystery "Tell Me Your Secrets."

Tobias Jelinek as Daniel Lemle

Tobias Jelinek plays Daniel Lemle, a hospital donor and pharmaceutical industry CEO responsible for conducting trials related to human longevity. Although his appearance has changed quite a bit since the '90s, many fans will recognize the actor from his role as Max's blond-haired bully Jay Taylor in Disney's Halloween classic "Hocus Pocus," which also happens to be one of his earliest acting roles. The same year that film came out, Jelinek could be seen among the customers in the infamous Whammyburger scene from Michael Douglas' 1993 film "Falling Down."

Jelinek has acted steadily since the '90s, usually appearing in small roles. In 2013, he played Phillip Reed in two episodes of the NBC crime drama "Southland," and he appeared in two episodes of "The Young and the Restless" in 2014. Perhaps most notably, Jelinek played an agent for six episodes of "Stranger Things" in 2016.

Jelinek might be familiar to fans of the comic book genre thanks to his work in several episodes of "Arrow" and Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." He has also appeared on many procedural dramas including "Magnum P.I.," "MacGyver," "The Rookie," "CSI: Vegas," and "S.W.A.T.," among others.

Melissa Chambers as Mawbel

Melissa Chambers plays Mawbel, a receptionist whose information about the Mayfair family proves valuable to Rowan as she struggles to understand her place in what's happening. An Oklahoma-born character actor, Chambers is perhaps best known for her role as Sergeant Madge Crowder on the popular ABC crime drama "Big Sky."

Chambers has been acting steadily since she played a UFO enthusiast in an episode of the 2013 Investigation Discovery series "I'd Kill for You." She later appeared in two more of the ID network's true crime series — "Unraveled" and "Dead of Night." Before getting cast on "Big Sky," Chambers had minor parts in a number of other TV dramas including the NBC medical drama "The Night Shift," the Western crime drama "Longmire," and the award-winning "Breaking Bad" prequel-sequel "Better Call Saul." She has also demonstrated her comedy chops in shows like "The Hereafter Hotline," "Snatchers," and the political comedy "Graves," in which she appeared for five episodes as Lucinda Raines.

Keyara Milliner as Odette Grieve

In her role as Odette Grieve, Keyara Milliner will be appearing as one of the new characters developed especially for the AMC adaptation of "Mayfair Witches." A California native, Milliner got her start in theater, studying through the NYU Atlantic Acting School and Tulane University, before transitioning into on-screen performances. After a short stint as a casting assistant, Milliner landed her first television role on an episode of "NCIS: New Orleans" in 2018.

In 2020, she played an assistant in Afia Fields' short biographical film "Afia," which deals with the eponymous actor's experiences in the entertainment industry after suffering severe burns over much of her face and body as a toddler. The same year, Milliner played Rhiannon on the comedy web series "Freshly F*****," which finds roommates coming face-to-face with the frustrations and pitfalls of dating in the Information Age. She's also in an episode of the Disney Channel's "Sydney to the Max" and she's in the background of the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why." Milliner has also had minor roles in the independent film "Nightingale: A Melody of Life" and played a nurse on the Jared Padalecki-starring Western drama "Walker."

Emma Rose Smith as Florie

Emma Rose Smith plays the young Florie in "Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches." Despite her young age, Smith has already proven she has a bright future ahead of her as an actor. Like many actors today, Smith got her start acting in video shorts, with her first on-screen role as a children's acting school student in the 2019 comedy short "K.R.A.P.," which won Top Shorts' best web-TV pilot of the year for 2020. The following year, she appeared in the film short "Pool Boy." In 2022, Smith played a creepy foster kid named Lucy Jenkins in Pink Dynamite Productions' short horror film "The Game," winning best child actress from Top Shorts for her role in the short, which was also honored for best horror short, best ensemble cast, and best editing. That same year, she appeared in the Aimee Teegarden-starring film "The Road to Galena," which earned multiple awards at the Montreal Independent Film Festival and Prague Independent Film Festival of 2022.