Apple TV+’s The Morning Show cast is filled to the brim with top talent from across the industry – along with many familiar faces but also some not-so-familiar ones. The new series headlines the lineup for Apple TV+’s launch, and it was created by Jay Carson, the former press secretary for Hillary Clinton.
The Morning Show follows all the daily drama of a popular New York City television network. After a lead anchor is fired for allegations of sexual misconduct, his long-time partner is forced to make some difficult decisions, one of which involves playing nice with her potential successor. Like past network-themed productions, The Morning Show explores how executives and on-air personalities use insider information to their advantage.
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For The Morning Show, Apple TV+ enlisted an all-star ensemble cast, along with various high-profile guest stars. The Morning Show also features a recurring cast of performers that many streamers will immediately recognize. Here’s everyone that appears in The Morning Show cast.
The Morning Show’s Main Cast
Jennifer Aniston as Alex Levy: The long-time host of TMS who tries to keep her job after a scandal. Jennifer Aniston is best known as Rachel Green from Friends.
Reese Witherspoon as Bradley Jackson: A talented yet raw reporter who suddenly becomes Alex’s co-anchor. Reese Witherspoon portrays Madeline Martha Mackenzie in Big Little Lies, and previously won a Best Actress Oscar for Walk the Line.
Mark Duplass as Charlie “Chip” Black: The executive producer for TMS who receives a tongue-lashing from Bradley Jackson. A prolific actor and filmmaker known for starring in The League, Mark Duplass currently portrays Tom Wyatt on Goliath and voices Val Bilzerian in Big Mouth.
Billy Crudup as Cory Ellison: The president of the UBA news division who recruits Bradley Jackson. Billy Crudup portrayed Dr. Manhattan in the feature film Watchmen, and previously starred as Russell Hammond in Almost Famous.
Steve Carell as Mitch Kessler: Alex’s co-anchor who gets fired after sexual misconduct allegations. Steve Carell famously portrayed Michael Scott in The Office. For big screen performances, he’s received Golden Globe nominations for Foxcatcher, The Big Short, and Battle of the Sexes.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Hannah Shoenfeld: The head booker for TMS who pressures a sexual misconduct victim not to speak with a competing network. Gugu Mbatha-Raw has starred in Black Mirror, The Cloverfield Paradox, and A Wrinkle in Time.
The Morning Show’s Recurring Cast
Bel Powley as Claire Conway: She has a secret relationship with Yanko Flores. Bel Powley starred as Minnie in The Diary of a Teenage Girl.
Janina Gavankar as Allison: An anchor at TMS. Janina Gavankar portrayed Luna Garza on True Blood and Diana Thomas in Sleepy Hollow.
Augustus Prew as Sean: Best known as Todd from Kick-Ass 2, Augustus Prew starred as James Bell in Pure Genius.
Victoria Tate as Rena Robinson: An administrative employee for TMS. Victoria Tate previously had a small role in Starlet.
Desean Terry as Daniel Henderson: An anchor at TMS who is asked to be softer and more accessible. Desean Terry is best known for roles in Scorpion and Shameless.
Joe Marinelli as Donny Spagnoli: A TV director. Joe Marinelli is best known for starring in Santa Barbara, Guiding Light, and General Hospital.
Katherine Ko as Dhillon Reece-Smith: The Morning Show marks the first acting credit for Dhillon Reece-Smith beyond The Fix.
Ian Gomez as Greg: Ian Gomez portrayed Snapper Carr on Supergirl and Mike in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Shari Belafonte as Julia: A stage manager at TMS. The daughter of iconic performer Harry Belafonte, Shari Belafonte is best known for starring in the ’80 series Hotel.
Eli Bildner as Joel Rapkin: Eli Bildner portrayed Tim in Glow season 3.
Hannah Leder as Isabella: The daughter of The Morning Show director Mimi Leder, Hannah Leder portrayed Lila in Love season 1.
The Morning Show’s Guest Cast
Mindy Kaling as Audra: The host of a rival network who congratulates Alex Levy at an awards show. Mindy Kaling rose to fame as Kelly Kapoor in The Office, and later created and starred in The Mindy Show.
Marcia Gay Harden as Maggie: A New York Magazine journalist who hosts the Leadership in Journalism awards show. Marcia Gay Harden is known for acclaimed movie performances in Pollock, Mystic River, and Into the Wild.
Martin Short as Movie Director: A movie director who admits to a sexual relationship with a young actress. An iconic comedic performer, Martin Short rose to fame on Saturday Night Live.
Brett Butler as Bradley’s Mother: Known for starring in the ’90s series Grace Under Fire, Brett Butler portrays Tammy Rose Sutton in The Walking Dead.
Fred Melamed as Neal Altman: Mitch’s agent. Fred Melamed portrayed Dr. Thurgood in Curb Your Enthusiasm and Sy Ableman in A Serious Man.
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez as Gabriel: Philip Anthony-Rodriguez recently portrayed Miguel Garcia in Days of Our Lives.
Diana-Maria Riva as Charlene: In the past, Diana-Maria Riva has appeared in the movies What Women Want and Short Term 12, and also portrayed Detective Ana Perez in Dead to Me.
Embeth Davidtz as Paige Kessler: Mitch’s wife. Embeth Davidtz is primarily known for playing Sheila in Army of Darkness and starring in Ray Donovan.
Julian Morris as Andrew: Julian Morris portrayed Reverend Paul Curtis in Hand of God.
Romy Rosemont as Sheila Lutkin: Romy Rosemont portrayed Shawna Lynde in The Avengers.
Kelly Sullivan as Vicki Manderly: Kelly Sullivan in best known for General Hospital.