'Nine Perfect Strangers' Full Cast List: Meet Nicole Kidman and others from Hulu's thriller drama
The series also features Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Samara Weaving and more in pivotal roles
Hulu is set to come out with a thrilling miniseries ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ starring Hollywood biggies like Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, and Michael Shannon.
Based on The New York Times bestselling book by author Liane Moriarty, the series revolves around nine people who are feeling stressed due to their hectic schedules and try to get on a path to a better way of living. However, they don’t know their lives are going to get upside down during their stay at the wellness resort.
Hulu is home to many amazing shows like 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Reservation Dogs'. Makers and the streaming service will be hoping to get an amazing reception to the upcoming series as well.
Apart from having an interesting premise, the series also features an amazing star cast. So, let’s take a look at the cast of ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’.
Nicole Kidman as Masha Dmitrichenko
Nicole Kidman needs no introduction. She has been a part of the industry since 1983 and has given many award-worthy performances in numerous projects. The actress worked in several Australian productions before making her Hollywood debut in 1990. She starred opposite Tom Cruise in ‘Days of Thunder’ to mark her debut and garnered a lot of praise.
Kidman gained wider prominence after her role in the movie ‘To Die For’, which made her receive her first Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1996. Three years later, she once again worked with Cruise in Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’. However, her moment of glory came in 2001 with the movie ‘Moulin Rouge’ for which she received her second Golden Globe Award and her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
For her role as writer Virginia Woolf in ‘The Hours (2002), she became the first Australian to win the Academy Award for Best Actress. In her career, she has been nominated for an Oscar on 4 occasions while she has received 16 nominations at the Golden Globes. She has 5 Golden Globes to her name. Apart from them, she has won 2 Primetime Emmys, 1 Screen Actors Guild award, and 1 BAFTA.
Melissa McCarthy as Francis Welty
Born on August 26, 1970, Melissa McCarthy is one of the funniest people in showbiz. The American actress began her acting career in 1997 with a cameo appearance in the TV series ‘Jenny’. Meanwhile, in 1999, she made her feature film debut with ‘Go’. She first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series ‘Gilmore Girls’.
In 2010, she became a household name after appearing on ‘Mike & Molly’. She was praised for her acting and received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011. She also gained critical acclaim for her performance in the film ‘Bridesmaids’ and earned a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Academy Awards.
Her appearance as a host on ‘Saturday Night Live’ led to a win for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017. However, she also saw a lot of failures during the process. After a string of flops, the actress portrayed the role of Lee Israel in the film ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ and garnered universal acclaim. This made her earn her second Oscar nomination.
McCarthy has been nominated for 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, 8 Primetime Emmys (won 2), and 3 Screen Actors Guild awards.
Luke Evans as Lars Lee
The Welsh actor became a superstar on the London stage before transitioning into movies and television. Evans made a name for himself after giving stellar performances in various theatre productions. He received his breakthrough role in the movie ‘Clash of the Titans’ in 2010 and garnered a lot of praise.
2013 turned out to be a great year for Evans as he gave back-to-back blockbuster hits with ‘Fast & Furious 6’ and ‘The Hobbit: Desolation of the Smaug’. In 2014, he acted in the third ‘Hobbit’ film ‘Battle of the Five Armies’.
Since 2018, he has played the main role of John Moore on the TV series ‘The Alienist’.
Samara Weaving as Jessica Chandler
Born on February 23, 1992, Samara Weaving is one of the brightest young talents in the entertainment industry right now. The Australia-based actress began her career in her home country, landing her first role on the series ‘Out of the Blue’. However, she gained a lot of prominence after appearing on ‘Home and Away’, for which she received an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) nomination for Best Female Performance in 2011.
Her first role in an American series came in ‘Ash vs Evil Dead. She had a recurring role in the series. She had a supporting role in ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’ that earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Apart from acting, she has done modeling for various brands and was also seen in Charlie Puth’s song ‘Attention’.
Michael Shannon as Napolean Marconi
Shannon is probably one of the most underrated actors of this generation. Despite giving so many strong performances, he never got the recognition that he deserved. Shannon made his film debut in 1993 with ‘Groundhog Day’ and received widespread attention for his performance in ‘8 Mile’.
In 2008, he received his first Oscar nomination for a stellar performance in Sam Mendes’ ‘Revolutionary Road’. The actor was part of many critically-acclaimed movies like ‘Premium Rush’, ‘Mud’ and ‘The Iceman’. Shannon became a part of DC Universe when he was cast as General Zod in Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’.
2016 turned out to be a massive year for Shannon as he did 9 movies that year and received his second Academy Award nomination for ‘Nocturnal Animals’. Apart from being a movie star, he has also made numerous appearances on stage and has won several accolades.
Gracie Van Patten as Zoe Marconi
Patten started acting at the tender age of 8 and made an appearance in the TV series ‘The Sopranos’ which her father, Timothy Van Patten, directed. Van Patten played Ellie in her first feature film, the Netflix romantic comedy ‘Tramps’, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
Meanwhile, in 2017, she was one of the main cast members of Noah Baumbach’s ‘The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) alongside Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman and Elizabeth Marvel.
‘The Wilde Wedding’, ‘Good Posture’ and ‘Maniac’ are some of the other ventures she has featured on.
Excited about 'Nine Perfect Strangers'? Catch the upcoming show exclusively on Hulu on Wednesday, August 18.