Netflix 'Maid': Meet Margaret Qualley and other stars from comedy drama
Netflix is coming out with a brand-new comedy drama and it already has our attention. ' Maid' is a new show which is set to premiere soon and audiences are quite curious to see what it brings to Netflix's wide range of series.
The upcoming American comedy drama streaming television series is inspired by Stephanie Land's memoir 'Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive', created by Molly Smith Metzler. 'Maid' follows the story of Alex, a single mother who turns to housekeeping to barely make ends meet as she escapes an abusive relationship and overcomes homelessness to create a better life for her daughter, Maddy. Seen through the emotional yet humorous lens of a desperate but determined woman, this series is a raw and inspiring exploration of a mother’s resilience.
Meet the incredible cast of Netflix's 'Maid'
Sarah Margaret Qualley trained as a ballerina as a teen, earning an apprenticeship at the American Ballet Theatre and studying at New York's Professional Children's School. Giving up dancing later she changed her focus to acting and attended London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art summer program. She also dabbled in modeling making her debut at the age of 16 during New York Fashion Week, walking for Alberta Ferretti, and during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 for Valentino and Chanel. She made her acting debut in 2013, playing a small part in Gia Coppola's film 'Palo Alto'. Qualley was later cast as a series regular in the HBO television series 'The Leftovers' and gained recognition for this role. She gained acclaim and a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for portraying actress and dancer Ann Reinking in the FX biographical drama miniseries 'Fosse/Verdon'. But her biggest commercial success came in 2019 from starring in Quentin Tarantino's comedy-drama 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'. She is set the play the role of Alex in 'Maid'.
Nicholas John Robinson is an American actor. Robinson made his professional acting debut at the age of 11 with a role in a stage adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel 'A Christmas Carol'. Talent scout Matt Casella recommended him to a few agencies and Robinson was eventually signed with the Los Angeles-based Savage Agency. In 2010, he was cast in the role of Ryder Scanlon on the ABC Family sitcom 'Melissa & Joey' until its cancellation in 2015. Robinson made his film debut starring as Joe in CBS Films' critically-acclaimed adventure 'The Kings of Summer', followed by a lead role in 'Jurassic World' starring alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. In 2015, Nick had the lead role of a drug-addicted teenager in Rob Reiner's drama 'Being Charlie'. He is most widely known for playing the lead role in the dramedy 'Love, Simon'. He stars as Sean in 'Maid'.
Anika Noni Rose
Anika Noni Rose is an American actress and singer. Rose was born in Bloomfield, Connecticut, to Claudia and John Rose, a corporate counsel. She began her acting career in high school, appearing in a school production during her freshman year. She earned a bachelor's degree in theatre from Florida A&M University, then studied drama at the American Conservatory Theater. She made her film debut with 'King of the Bingo Game'.
She later starred as the lead of the television series 'The Quad', which ran for two seasons. Her television credits include the Starz series 'Power', CBS's 'The Good Wife', ABC's 'Private Practice', CBS's 'Elementary' and FOX's 'The Simpsons'. She is most popularly known for her role in Disney's 2009 animated feature, 'The Princess and the Frog', as the voice of the lead character Tiana who is Disney's first African-American princess. She will star as Regina in 'Maid'.
Rosalie Anderson MacDowell is an American actress and fashion model. The early 1980s saw MacDowell model for Vogue magazine and appear in ad campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Vassarette, Armani perfume, and more. Her billboards in Times Square and national television commercials for Calvin Klein won attention which led to her 1984 film debut in 'Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes'. Later years saw her get critical acclaim for her role in 'Sex, Lies, and Videotape' for which she won Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama. She also received Golden Globe Award nominations for her performances in 'Green Card' and 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'. She most recently earned rave reviews for the 2017 drama film 'Love After Love'. She set to play the role of Paula in 'Maid'.
Tracy Vilar is an American actress. Vilar was born on April 12, 1968, in New York City. She is best known for her roles as Ro-Ro on the CBS sitcom 'Partners', Sophia Ortiz on The WB sitcom 'The Steve Harvey Show' for which she was nominated for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Comedy Series, and Angela de la Cruz on the TNT television show, 'Saved'. In 1998, she won the Margo Albert Award for Most Promising Actress. She has starred in a number of small roles in shows like 'House', '2 Broke Girls', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'How to Get Away with Murder' amongst others. She is going to star as Yolanda in 'Maid'.
William Albert Burke is an American actor. Burke was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington, USA. He began singing at nine and joined a band at 15. He continued to work with bands and study/performing drama at Western Washington University. When being a musician didn't work out he set his sights on acting. With two independent films shot in his native Seattle under his belt, he began auditioning and very soon working as an actor. He made his feature film debut in the independent film, 'Daredreamer'. His television credits include roles in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine', 'Party of Five', 'Gilmore Girls', 'Karen Sisco', 'Fringe' and 'Monk' amongst others. He is most recognized for his role as Charlie Swan in 'Twilight' and its sequels. He will be playing the character of Hank in Netflix's 'Maid'.
Xavi de Guzman
Xavi de Guzman is a Canadian actor. He was born in Canada, to Jesusa & Fernando de Guzman of the Philippines. As a child, he had a knack for sports with his athleticism leading him to box then later Thai boxing. This kept him off the path to gangs and drugs. Fighting out of Southside Muay Thai in Toronto, Xavi went on to secure, and then defended, the lightweight title in Canada. This level of acclaim led him to his first on-camera role without any acting experience on the show 'Rookie Blue' as a boxer. This sparked his passion for wanting to be on set and pursued advice from high school friend and actor Alex Mallari Jr. He is set to appear in Netflix's 'Maid' as Ethan.
'Maid' will release on Netflix on October 1, 2021.