Netflix 'Awake' Full Cast List: Meet Gina Rodriguez, Ariana Greenblatt and other stars of the thriller

With a plot that is sure to keep you up at night, 'Awake' puts together a talented cast to bring the thriller movie to life


                            Netflix 'Awake' Full Cast List: Meet Gina Rodriguez, Ariana Greenblatt and other stars of the thriller
Lucius Hoyos as Noah, Gina Rodriguez as Jill Adams and Ariana Greenblatt as Matilda in 'Awake' (Netflix)

When it comes to a good thriller, a stellar cast is just as important as the story itself. After all, it's these actors that sell you the whole plot and keep you thoroughly invested through the process.

If you've been on the lookout for something new to watch that's sure to grab your attention, then Netflix's 'Awake' is most certainly worth checking out, and the cast of this movie is a good one. Set in a world where there is suddenly no electronics, mankind has lost the ability to fall asleep. This new development is a ticking timebomb — once the human body goes without sleep for over 72 hours, people may start having hallucinations, tremors, false memories and more. And with every waking moment, it only grows worse. 'Awake' follows the story of Jill, a mother determined to find a solution, seeing that in the world of the sleepless, her daughter may be the key.

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As per the official synopsis — "After a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, chaos quickly begins to consume the world. Only Jill, an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter. The question is, can Jill safely deliver her daughter and save the world before she herself loses her mind?" Meet the cast who brings this story to life.

Gina Rodriguez

An actress, Rodriguez has acted in multiple projects over the course of her career, her most popular work being the character of Jane Villanueva in the series 'Jane the Virgin', which won her a  Golden Globe Award in 2015.

Gina Rodriguez at the IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival  in Park City, Utah (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

She was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Magali and Gino Rodriguez, and is the youngest of four siblings — two sisters and a brother. She grew up in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on Chicago's Northwest Side and studied at the St Ignatius College Prep. She later attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and trained at the Atlantic Theater Company and Experimental Theater Wing. She went on to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Her other works include 'Filly Brown', 'Deepwater Horizon', 'Ferdinand', 'Annihilation', 'Miss Bala', 'Someone Great' and 'Scoob!'

Ariana Greenblatt



 

Greenblatt plays the role of Jill's daughter in 'Awake'. She has an impressive body of work, having acted in projects such as  'The Boss Baby: Family Business', 'In the Heights', 'The One and Only Ivan', 'Scoob!', 'Stuck in the Middle', 'Avengers: Infinity War', 'A Bad Moms Christmas', 'Legendary Dudas' and 'Liv and Maddie: Cali Style'

Frances Fisher

Frances Louise Fisher is a TV and a theater actress, known for her works such as 'The Edge of Night', 'Unforgiven', 'Titanic', 'True Crime', 'House of Sand and Fog', 'Laws of Attraction', 'The Kingdom', 'In the Valley of Elah', 'Jolene', 'The Lincoln Lawyer', 'The Host' and the Emmy Award–winning HBO  series 'Watchmen.'

Frances Fisher at the 2nd annual Environmental Media Association (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

Fisher was born in Milford on Sea, to Olga Rosine and William Irving "Bill" Fisher, Sr, an oil refinery construction superintendent. The family moved often on account of her father's job, and by the age of 15, she'd lived in Italy, Turkey, Colombia, France, Canada and Brazil. She completed her high school education at Lutcher Stark High School in Orange, Texas.

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh is an actress and a producer. She was born in Los Angeles, California to actor Vic Morrow and screenwriter Barbara Turner. Her works include 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High,' 'Miami Blues,' 'Last Exit to Brooklyn,' 'Backdraft,' 'Single White Female,' 'Short Cuts,' 'Margot at the Wedding,' 'Weeds,' 'The Hateful Eight,' 'Atypica,' 'Annihilation' and 'Possessor.'

She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Dorothy Parker in 'Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle' and for a Drama Desk award for her performance in 'Abigail's Party'. Her role in Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' earned her a nomination for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. 

Barry Pepper

Pepper was born in Campbell River, British Columbia, and was the youngest of three sons. He carried out the majority of his education through public schools and correspondence courses. Pepper's works include 'Saving Private Ryan,' 'The Green Mile,' 'Flags of Our Fathers,' 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,' 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' and 'Crawl'.

He has been nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Golden Globe Award. For his role as Robert F Kennedy in the miniseries 'The Kennedys' (2011), Pepper won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

Shamier Anderson



 

The older brother of actor Stephan James, Anderson is a Canadian actor who graduated from Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts as an Ontario Scholar and later studied criminology before venturing into acting. He is popularly known for his role as US Deputy Marshal Xavier Dolls on the television series 'Wynonna Earp.'

Finn Jones

 

Finn Jones attends the Audi pre-Emmy celebration at the La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Audi)

Jones was born Terence "Terry" Jones and is known for his role as Loras Tyrell from Game of Thrones. He has acted in multiple other works, such as the Marvel Universe's 'Iron Fist,' 'The Defenders,' and 'Luke Cage'.

Lucius Hoyos

An actor, Lucius Hoyos began his career with projects such as ABC's 'Lucky 7,' 'Reign' and 'Heroes: Reborn.'

Gil Bellows

A Canadian actor, Bellows is known for his roles as Tommy Williams in 'The Shawshank Redemption'. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and attended Magee Secondary School. Post his graduation, he went on to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, California.



 

His other works include 'Ally McBeal,' 'Leading Lady,' 'Falling Skies,' 'The Calling,' 'Kill the Messenger,' 'Bones,' 'Ascension,' 'Girl on the Edge,' 'Patriot,' 'Weepah Way for Now,' 'Life on the Line,' '11.22.63,' 'Dead Draw,' 'She Has a Name,' 'Eyewitness' and 'Blood Honey,' to name a few.

You can stream 'Awake' on Netflix from June 9, 2021 onwards.

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