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Where You've Seen The Cast Of Don't Worry Darling Before

Having surprised everyone with the success of her feature directorial debut, the 2019 coming-of-age comedy "Booksmart," Olivia Wilde returns with the thriller "Don't Worry Darling." The story revolves around a young married couple named Alice and Jack, who get a chance to live in a seemingly perfect and idyllic community as one of the perks of Jack's secretive job with a government undertaking known as the Victory Project. 

While the men of the Victory Project are at work, the wives are expected to spend their time managing the household and enjoying the beauty and luxury that the experimental town has to offer. However, when Alice starts to notice the little cracks in their so-called paradise, she'll embark on a mind-bending journey in search of the truth, leading her to suspect that her husband and the men of Victory might be working on something much darker and more sinister than she could have predicted.

The cast of "Don't Worry Darling" is led by Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, unarguably two of the most influential stars of their generation. They're joined by a solid ensemble cast of TV stars, Marvel actors, comedians, and more. Get to know the cast of "Don't Worry Darling," and discover where you've seen them before.

Florence Pugh as Alice

Leading the ensemble cast of "Don't Worry Darling" is the versatile Florence Pugh. Her character, Alice, is a young housewife whose seemingly perfect life unravels when she starts getting suspicious about the true nature of her husband's work. Pugh began her screen acting career in 2014, with a role in the mystery drama "The Falling." After that, she continued taking on prominent roles in British films like "Lady Macbeth," "Malevolent," and the TV film "King Lear" with Anthony Hopkins. In 2018, Pugh finally made her American feature debut with the Liam Neeson-led action film "The Commuter" and Netflix's historical drama "Outlaw King."

Following back-to-back acclaimed performances in three 2019 films — including the sports dramedy "Fighting with My Family," Ari Aster's thought-provoking folk horror "Midsommar," and Greta Gerwig's "Little Women" — Pugh has officially become of one of the most sought-after actresses of her generation. For her scene-stealing "Little Women" performance as Amy March, she received her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 2021, she gained worldwide recognition for making her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Yelena Belova in "Black Widow." Because of the wit, tenacity, charm, and humanity Pugh brings to the trained assassin, Yelena became an instant fan favorite. She reprised the role for a three-episode appearance on the Disney+ miniseries "Hawkeye."

Following "Don't Worry Darling," Pugh is set to star in a number of high-profile projects, including Christopher Nolan's star-studded biopic "Oppenheimer," Denis Villeneuve's highly-anticipated "Dune" sequel, and DreamWorks Animation's "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish."

Harry Styles as Jack

Taking on the role of Alice's charming husband Jack in "Don't Worry Darling" is singer-songwriter Harry Styles. This marks Styles' first major project as a lead actor since his feature debut in Christopher Nolan's war drama "Dunkirk." With a music style and unconventional fashion influenced by legendary musicians like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, and Shania Twain (via Vogue), Styles has become an icon in his own right.

At the age of 16, Styles started his music career when he auditioned as a solo artist on the reality singing competition "The X Factor UK." This ultimately led to the formation of one of the best-selling boy groups of all time, One Direction (via BBC). The five-member pop group went on to become global music sensations known for their hit songs, including "What Makes You Beautiful," "Live While We're Young," "Night Changes," and "Story of My Life." In 2016, the band decided to go on an indefinite hiatus. Soon after, Styles officially began his solo career with his first single "Sign of the Time."  For his chart-topping hit "Watermelon Sugar," he won his first Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance.

Like co-star Florence Pugh, Styles also made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2021, when he appeared as Eros (aka Starfox) in a post-credits scene of Chloé Zhao's "Eternals." His future within the blockbuster franchise remains unknown, but he recently revealed during an interview with Rolling Stone that he's looking to take a break from making movies for a while. Besides "Don't Worry Darling," he can also be seen starring alongside Emma Corrin of "The Crown" fame in Amazon Studios' romance drama "My Policeman."

Olivia Wilde as Bunny

In addition to directing "Don't Worry Darling," audiences will find Olivia Wilde playing the role of Bunny, one of the housewives living in the idyllic town of Victory. Before making her mark on the big screen, Wilde was a familiar face on television during the early 2000s. Following her acting debut on the short-lived series "Skin," she gained recognition for her recurring role on the Fox drama "The O.C." as Alex Kelly, a love interest to both Mischa Barton and Adam Brody's characters. In 2007, she successfully nabbed a series regular role on the medical drama "House" opposite Hugh Laurie, where she played another bisexual character, Dr. "Thirteen" Hadley.

By the 2010s, Wilde shifted her focus towards building her film career. She eventually landed her first major feature role as one of the leads in the Disney sequel "Tron: Legacy," in which she played ISO warrior Quorra. Afterward, she was cast in two more high-profile sci-fi films: "Cowboys & Aliens" starring alongside Daniel Craig, and "In Time" with Justin Timberlake. She followed that up with appearances in "Drinking Buddies," "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," "The Longest Week," "People Like Us," "The Lazarus Effect," "Life Itself," and "Richard Jewell."

More than a decade after her acting debut, Wilde ventured into new territory as director of the coming-of-age comedy drama "Booksmart" starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever. For her refreshing, smart, and stylistic direction on her feature directorial debut, she earned widespread praise from critics.

Chris Pine as Frank

In "Don't Worry Darling," Chris Pine plays the role of Frank, the mysterious founder and leader of the Victory Project. Before becoming an A-list movie star, Pine made his acting debut on the small screen in 2003, making one-episode appearances on the medical drama "ER," the legal drama "The Guardian," and the police procedural "CSI: Miami.

The following year, Pine's big break came when he landed a leading role opposite Anne Hathaway in the Disney sequel "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" as the charming Nicholas Devereaux. After appearing in a few comedy films, he nabbed the biggest role of his career in 2009, when he took on the iconic role of James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot. Pine returned for two more sequels, "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "Star Trek Beyond."

By the 2010s, he had fully established himself as one of the most sought-after leading men in Hollywood. Besides "Star Trek," he joined another major franchise in 2017's Gal Gadot-led "Wonder Woman" as Steve Trevor, a role he reprised in the 2020 sequel "Wonder Woman 1984." Following "Don't Worry Darling," Pine will next be seen in the action fantasy "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves," and will make his feature directorial debut with "Poolman."

Gemma Chan as Shelley

British actress Gemma Chan plays the role of Shelley, who's the seemingly perfect and elegant wife of the Victory Project's founder Frank. Before venturing into acting, Chan first appeared as a model contestant during the first season of the reality competition "Project Catwalk," where she finished as a third place finalist. After making her feature acting debut in the 2006 horror movie "When Evil Calls," she went on to appear in a few British films, including "Pimp" and "Submarine." At the same time, she also landed small roles on popular TV shows like "Doctor Who," "The IT Crowd," and "Sherlock."

In 2014, Chan was cast in the action thriller "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" with future "Don't Worry Darling" co-star Chris Pine. Since then, she's continued securing parts in high-profile films including "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and "Transformers: The Last Knight." Her breakthrough role came in 2018, when she joined the romantic comedy "Crazy Rich Asians." For her captivating performance as the kind-hearted and sophisticated Astrid, she became an instant fan favorite. After making her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Minn-Erva in "Captain Marvel," Chan became one of the few actors to appear as a second character in the blockbuster superhero franchise, taking the central role of Sersi in "Eternals."

Nick Kroll as Bill

In "Don't Worry Darling," Nick Kroll portrays the husband of Olivia Wilde's Bunny. Best known for his comedic talent and impeccable voice acting skills, Kroll can be heard in animated films like "Sausage Party," "Sing," "The Secret Life of Pets 2," and "The Addams Family." In 2017, Netflix gave a series order to Kroll's adult animated comedy "Big Mouth," a show about a bunch of middle schoolers trying to navigate the awkwardness and complexities of puberty. In addition to being the co-creator and writer, he's also lent his voice to multiple characters across the long-running show, including Maurice the Hormone Monster.

Before finding success in animation, Kroll first started out as a stand-up comedian and a TV actor. He made appearances on several comedy shows like "Human Giant," "Cavemen," "Best Week Ever," "Reno 911!," "Community," "Parks and Recreation," and "Comedy Bang! Bang!" In 2009, he was cast in a regular role on the FX sitcom "The League," which ran until 2015. Kroll also headlined his very own sketch comedy series "Kroll Show," showcasing his talent and humor as a storyteller and actor.

As for his film career, Kroll has appeared in a number of comedy features in recent years, including "I Love You Man," "Date Night," "Get Him to the Greek," "Little Fockers," "Adult Beginners," and "My Blind Brother." Before "Don't Worry Darling," he also made more dramatic turns in "Loving" and "Operation Finale."

KiKi Layne as Margaret

KiKi Layne takes the role of Margaret, one of the housewives in the idyllic town of Victory. Since making her small screen debut in 2016 with a one-episode appearance on the NBC drama "Chicago Med," Layne has been establishing herself as a rising actress to watch out for, despite starring in fewer than ten feature film before "Don't Worry Darling."

Layne's first big break came in 2018, when she landed the leading role of Tish Rivers in Barry Jenkins' acclaimed romantic drama "If Beale Street Could Talk," centering around two childhood best friends-turned-lovers who get separated when one of them is wrongly accused of a crime. In an interview with MTV, Layne revealed that she wasn't initially planning to audition and was just instead helping out a friend with his audition tape. However, just before she was about to return home to Cincinnati, she ultimately decided to submit her own tape for the film, and the rest is history.

Following her breakthrough performance, she appeared in two 2019 dramas, "Native Son" and "Captive State," which both co-starred Ashton Sanders of "Moonlight" fame. Afterward, she scored her most high-profile film yet, the Netflix adaptation of "The Old Guard," starring Charlize Theron. Layne will reprise her role as Nile Freeman in the sequel. Her most recent acting roles include spotlight performances in "Coming 2 America" and "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers."

Timothy Simons as Dr. Collins

Timothy Simons plays the role of the Victory Project's Dr. Collins in "Don't Worry Darling." Simons is best known for his memorable role as Jonah Ryan on HBO's acclaimed political comedy "Veep," which ran for seven seasons. Due to the character's hilarious journey from incompetent staffer to presidential candidate, Simons' Jonah Ryan has become a fan favorite.

As for his movie career, Simons has made supporting appearances in a handful of high-profile projects. His filmography includes the satirical "The Interview" with Seth Rogen, the family horror comedy "Goosebumps" with Jack Black, the biographical drama "Christine" with Rebecca Hall, the crime drama "Gold" starring Matthew McConaughey, and the Natalia Dyer-led dramedy "Yes, God, Yes." After the conclusion of "Veep," he joined Hulu's limited drama "Looking for Alaska," on which he played the series regular role of The Eagle.

Animation fans may have heard Simons' voice on a number of TV series. Among these are spots on "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" as Huggin, "Big Hero 6: The Series" as Supersonic Stu, "Bob's Burgers" as a TSA Agent, "Rugrats" as Drew Pickles, and "Inside Job" as a Flat Earth Leader. Simons also recently starred alongside Jessica Biel on Hulu's true crime drama miniseries "Candy."

Douglas Smith as John

Douglas Smith portrays John, a colleague of Harry Styles' Frank at the Victory Project. Smith started his acting career at a young age, when he made his TV debut in one episode of "The X-Files." In 1999, he was cast as the young version of Brendan Fraser's Adam Webber in the romantic comedy "Blast from the Past." He followed that up with small appearances on several shows like "Cold Case," "The Guardian," "CSI: Miami," "Crossing Jordan," and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

In 2006, Smith gained recognition after landing his first major TV role as a series regular on HBO's acclaimed all-star drama "Big Love," in which he played Ben Henrickson, the eldest son of Bill Paxton's character. After the show ended its five-season run, he joined the cast of "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" as the titular hero's one-eyed half-brother Tyson. He also appeared in the horror films "Stage Fright" and "Ouija," as well as Paramount Pictures' 2015 reboot "Terminator Genisys" with Arnold Schwarzenegger and "Miss Sloane" with Jessica Chastain.

Smith reunited with HBO in 2019, when he took on the supporting role of Corey in the second season of the Emmy-winning drama "Big Little Lies." He also became a part of the main cast of TNT's period drama "The Alienist," which only aired for two seasons. "Don't Worry Darling" officially marks Smith's feature acting comeback, five years after starring in the independent films "The Bye Bye Man" and "Bottom of the World."

Asif Ali as Peter

In "Don't Worry Darling," Asif Ali plays the role of Peter, one of Alice and Frank's friends at Victory. Ali is a stand-up comedian who has performed across the U.S., Canada, and the Middle East (via Laugh Factory). He's been appearing on television since 2010, with minor roles on popular shows like "NCIS," "Modern Family," "Arrested Development," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," "Silicon Valley," "New Girl," and "The Good Doctor."

In 2016, Ali finally landed his first series regular role as a sports agent on the TBS sitcom "Wrecked," which ran for three seasons. A parody of the hit mystery survival series "Lost," "Wrecked" centered on a group of individuals stranded after a plane crash. After the show got canceled, Ali scored a one-episode appearance as Caben on "The Mandalorian." In 2021, Ali returned to Disney+ with a recurring role on the Marvel series "WandaVision" as Westview resident Norm.

Afterward, Ali continued making appearances in comedy films such as "7 Days" with Karan Soni, "High Holiday" with Jennifer Tilly, and "Easter Sunday" with fellow stand-up comic Jo Koy. In addition, he also has experience in voice acting. Audiences may have heard him on Netflix's "BoJack Horseman," the Paramount+ series "Star Trek: Lower Decks," and Syfy's "Devil May Care."

Kate Berlant as Peg

"Don't Worry Darling" features Kate Berlant as Peg, the wife of Asif Ali's Peter. Before becoming a stand-up comedian and writer, Berlant first tried out acting in 2002, when she was cast as a background character in an episode of the iconic Disney channel sitcom "Lizzie McGuire." Over a decade later, she restarted her Hollywood career with recurring roles on TV shows like the adult animated comedy "Animals" and the sitcom "Those Who Can't," as well as minor parts in films like the dramedy "Dean" and the mystery "Buster's Mal Heart."

In 2016, Berlant joined a cast of up-and-coming comics for Netflix's short-lived comedy sketch show "The Characters," in with each performer given a chance to write and star in their own half-hour segments. Afterward, she went on to land small parts on "BoJack Horseman," "Transparent," "Search Party," "High Maintenance," "The Good Place," and "Loki." Her big break finally in 2022 with a central role on Amazon's series adaptation of "A League of Their Own." In the sports dramedy, Berlant portrays the role of overanxious baseball player Shirley Cohen.

As for her film career, Berlant continued making appearances in independent films, including "Sorry to Bother You," "Duck Butter," and "After Class." Before "Don't Worry Darling," her most high-profile big-screen project was Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," in which she appeared as a ticket saleswoman.

Ari'el Stachel as Ted

Ari'el Stachel plays the role of Ted, the husband of KiKi Layne's Margaret. After graduating from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Stachel made his acting debut in 2015, when he landed one-episode appearances on the police drama "Blue Bloods" and Netflix's Marvel series "Jessica Jones." The following year, he debuted as a professional stage actor in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of the musical "The Band's Visit." For his performance as Haled, he earned his first Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

In an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Stachel opened up about the long audition process he went through for "The Band's Visit," revealing that he had to do seven auditions over nine months before he officially joined the cast. Playing Haled has been a life-changing experience for him, as he explained that it helped him to embrace his heritage and allowed him to find pride in his Middle Eastern identity, something he initially avoided when he was young.

Following his successful Broadway debut, Stachel nabbed his first major role as the recurring character of Sergeant Hasim Khadun on the long-running crime drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Apart from Broadway and television, Stachel also ventured into film acting with a supporting role in the A24 dark comedy "Zola."