'Master of None' Season 3 Full Cast List: Meet Aziz Ansari, Lena Waithe, Naomi Ackie, and remaining cast of Netfix series
Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang's critically acclaimed and popular series is coming back for season 3 after four years. Here's a look at the cast, before the episodes drop.
Aziz Ansari's Netflix show 'Master of None' went on a hiatus after Season 2 dropped in 2017. Fans of the show were waiting on an announcement regarding the next season considering it ended on a cliffhanger, but the streaming giant kept mum about it until April 2021. 'Master of None' was still under the 'to be decided' category but Netflix dropped a first look trailer shortly after leaving fans ecstatic.
Season 3 will move away from Dev Patel's (Ansari) story and will focus on the relationship between Denise (played by Lena Waithe) and her partner Alicia (played by Naomi Ackie). The issues they are left struggling with after a rift emerges in their marriage is the plotline of the upcoming season which consists of five episodes, five less than Season 1 and 2 which had 10 episodes each. Continue reading below to know what the cast has been up to in recent times before the Season 3 premiere.
Aziz Ansari. 38, was born in Columbia, South Carolina in a Tamil Muslim family to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. The actor, writer, producer, director, and comedian studied at New York University and began performing comedy as a student. Later on, he starred in the MTV sketch comedy show 'Human Giant' which helped him bag meatier roles in movies like 'Observe and Report' and 'I Love You, Man'. He was also a part of 'Parks and Recreation' in the role of the iconic Tom Haverford . He then created 'Master of None' with his 'Parks and Recreation' colleague Alan Yang, Season 3 of which is ready for release, on Netflix.
Lena Waithe has been a constant presence in Hollywood for quite some years now, however, when she first joined the cast of 'Master of None' it was only her second acting credit, the first being her role in 'The Comeback'. The 37-year-old was born in Chicago, Illinois, and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a television writer. Acting was never her ambition growing up, however, her mother who raised her as a single parent, and grandmother supported her dreams.
Waithe graduated from Evanston Township High School and earned a degree in cinema and television arts from Columbia College, Chicago in 2006. She then arrived in Los Angeles where she secured a job as an assistant to the executive producer of 'Girlfriends'. Her writing credits include Nickelodean's 'How to Rock', the satire movie 'Dear White People', and Fox television series 'Bones'. She also created the web series 'Hello Cupid' and the parody video of 'S*** Black Girls Say' for which she made headlines.
Waithe won the comedy-writing Emmy with Ansari for 'Master of None' making her the first Black woman to do so and she was instantly celebrated as someone to look up to and she quickly turned into a role model for Black LGBTQ, but that was never the goal for her. "I just wanted to be a good television writer," she says. "I still really want to be one of the best to really write television. And I want to be respected as an artist and producer." Hyper focusing on being a person who's looked up to "can often hinder the work," she said, "and that's not fair to the craft."
Naomi Ackie is an award-winning British actress who made her debut in showbiz in 2015 with a role in a television series in an episode of 'Doctor Who'. Popular roles she's played also include Bonnie in 'The End of the F**king World' for which she received the British Academy Television Award in 2020 for Best Supporting Actress. She also played the role of Jannah in the movie 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'.
Ackie's other movie credits also include 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody', 'The Score', 'The Corrupted', 'Yardie', and 'Lady Macbeth'. She was awarded the Most Promising Newcomer Award at the British Independent Film Awards in 2017.
Also appearing on 'Master of None' is Noël Wells who plays Rachel, Ansari's love interest. Kelvin Yu and Eric Wareheim will also be seen on the show.