Netflix 'Money, Explained' Full Cast List: Meet Tiffany Haddish, Edie Falco, Jane Lynch and rest of the cast of the docuseries
'Money, Explained' deep dives into just how we handle our hard-earned cash -- from dealing with credit cards to student loans to trading and more. As per the trailer shared by Netflix, the caption reads -- 'We spend it, borrow it and save it. Now let's talk about money and its many minefields, from credit cards to casinos, scammers to student loans.'
Explained by a star cast that consists of Tiffany Haddish, Bobby Cannavale, Edie Falco, Jane Lynch and Marcia Gay Harden, featuring numerous other appearances, Netflix and Vox bring you 'Money, Explained', a docuseries that helps you gain insight into all things money.
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Born in South Central Los Angeles, California, Haddish was the oldest of five siblings. Her father, Tsihaye Reda Haddish, was a refugee from Eritrea and her mother Leola was an African American small business owner. Haddish's father left when she was three, but her mother remarried and later gave birth to her four siblings.
Haddish had a tough childhood, seeing that her mother got into a car accident and suffered from severe brain damage, which is believed to have led to her schizophrenia. At nine, Haddish was the primary caregiver of her family. After being put not foster care at the age of 12, she was finally reunited with her siblings and taken care of by her grandmother.
Haddish was later accepted into New York University, but chose not to go, due to the high tuition fee -- she wanted to avoid debt. Having had a tough childhood growing up, Haddish turned to comedy at the age of 17, as an outlet to deal with her pain, seeing that her social worker told her it was either that or psychiatric therapy. With her flair for acting and knack for making people laugh, Haddish began to do exceedingly well in the comedy circuit.
Her first recurring role came as Nekeisha, the semi-estranged wife of Bobby Carmichael on 'The Carmichael Show.' She then went on to co-star opposite Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in the comedy film 'Keanu.' She went on to become a household name when she starred in 'Girls Trip,' alongside a star cast that consisted of Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah.
After the movie, Haddish's career took off, she went on to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, having hosted an episode of 'Saturday Night Live', making her the first African-American female stand-up comedian to do so. She also won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for 'Black Mitzvah' in 2021.
Born in Union City, New Jersey, Cannavale's parents were Isabel and Salvatore "Sal" Cannavale. His father was Italian and mother Cuban. Cannavale was raised a Catholic and attended St Michael's Catholic School.
He was a regular when it came to extracurricular activities and soon found his passion for acting. After his parents divorced, he moved to Puerto Rico with his mother. The family moved back to Florida within two years. Cannavale began his career in theater, although he had no prior acting training.
However, his natural talent spoke for itself. He went on to star in shows such as 'Third Watch,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Vinyl,' 'Will & Grace,' 'Mr. Robot,' and 'Master of None.' Cannavale has won two Emmys, for his role as Officer Vincent 'Vince' D'Angelo in 'Will & Grace,' where he won the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.
He also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Gyp Rossetti in HBO's 'Broadwalk Empire'. He's subsequently been nominated for two Tony awards as well the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play and the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, for his work in 'Mauritius' and 'The Motherf***r with the Hat.' Some of his other works include 'Ant-Man,' 'I, Tonya,' 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,' and 'The Irishman.'
Edie Falco was born in Brooklyn, New York City, to actress Judith Anderson and jazz drummer Frank Falco. Growing up, she often acted in plays the Arena Players Repertory Theater, where her mother performed. She went to the State University of New York at Purchase, where she enrolled in their acting program and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting degree.
Her most notable role is that of Carmelo Soprano on the series, 'The Sopranos.' Over the course of her career, she's earned multiple nominations, including six Emmy nominations, out of which she won three for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She also went on to win two Golden Globes and five Screen Actors Guild Awards.
She also played the role of Nurse Jackie Payton on Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie,' for which she earned six more Emmy nominations and one win for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy. Her 14th nomination came for her portrayal of Leslie Abramson in the series 'Law & Order True Crime' -- she was nominated for 'Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.'
Lynch was born in Illinois, to Frank Joseph Lynch, a banker, and Eileen Lynch. In pursuit of her acting career, Lynch was a part of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She continued to work on her comical and improvisational skills at Annoyance Theater, where she played Carol Brady in the production of 'The Real Live Brady Bunch'. He most notable TV role is her portrayal of Sue Sylvester Fox's 'Glee', where she was initially seen as the show's protagonist.
She also has a recurring role on 'Two and a Half Men,' a role for which she received an Emmy nomination. She has also been a part of 'Criminal Minds', 'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel' and was the host of 'Hollywood Game Night,' which won her two Emmy Awards. She's also starred in a range of comedy movies, such as, 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin', 'Paul' and 'The Three Stooges.' She has also done voiceover roles, for animated movies such as 'Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs', 'Shrek Forever After', 'Rio', 'Wreck-It Ralph' and 'Ralph Breaks the Internet.'
Marcia Gay Harden
Marica was born in California to Beverly Harden and Thad Harold Harden, a US Navy officer. The family moved often, on account of her father's job, having stayed in Japan, Germany, Greece and Maryland. Harden graduated from Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Maryland and has a bachelor's degree in theater from the University of Texas at Austin. She also has a master of fine arts from the Tisch School of the Arts.
Harden went on to star in movies such as 'Used People', 'The First Wives Club', and 'Flubber,' opposite Robin Williams. Her performance Lee Crasner in 'Pollock' led to her winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other works include movies such as 'American Gun', 'The Mist' and 'Into the Wild.' Harden's television roles include Dr Leanne Rorish on 'Code Black' and attorney Rebecca Halliday in 'The Newsroom.'
'Money, Explained' can be streamed on Netflix from May 11 onwards.