‘This Is Us’ Cast: Who is future Deja, Annie and Tess? Meet Iantha Richardson, La Trice Harper and Iyana Halley
Wondering who are the new actors in Season 5 Episode 9? Here's the full cast list and a look at who plays Randall's three adult daughters
A fresh set of faces appear in the latest ‘This Is Us’ episode as it introduces Randall Pearson (Sterling K Brown) — who may have grown old but is as charismatic as ever — along with his three grown-up daughters.
Titled ‘The Ride’, the new episode hints at another pregnancy and shows a sneak peek of Deja Andrews (La Trice Harper) as she lovingly holds her belly. In one scene, Annie (Iyana Halley) tells her, “It's not going to remain a secret for long if you keep touching your belly like that.” It seems like not many people know about her baby yet and she might want to keep it that way.
As fans wonder if the father is Malik Hodges (Asante Blackk), here's the full cast list and a look at who plays Randall's three adult daughters on the show.
Iantha Richardson as adult Tess Pearson
Born on June 16, 1990, Iantha Richardson seems perfect to play Tess Pearson. Raised in Washington DC Native, the passion for performing arts blossomed in her since the age of three. Going by her IMDb bio, she was first exposed to acting while receiving her BFA from Fordham University/The Ailey School. She developed a keen interest in acting and only began theatrical training at numerous schools when she moved to LA.
Did you know she has her own home? In a post, she wrote, “Filled with gratitude beyond measure With A LOT of help from my angels on earth and in heaven I’m a #firsttimehomeowner!!! And to be clear this was ALL GOD.”
Iantha has not only starred in ‘This Is Us’ but also in many other shows such as ‘Good Trouble’ and ‘American Soul’ on BET. On Instagram, she has over 4,000 followers.
Catch some of her photos here.
Iyana Halley as adult Annie Pearson
Born in Brooklyn, Iyana Halley was passionate about acting and “always knew she wanted to live and work in the entertainment world". In fact, she decided that acting was her calling. Her IMDb bio reads: “With her drive, passion, impressively beautiful personality, hard work and of course consistency, she knew in due time her dreams would become a reality.”
She has been seen in many movies, TV shows and short videos such as ‘East of La Brea’, ‘If Not Now, When?’, ‘Room 104’, ‘Sharp Objects’ and ‘Nineteen Summers’.
Teasing her role on Instagram, she wrote, “Guys!! Check me out TONIGHT on @nbcthisisus! I blurred out my character name bc... well.. no spoilers yet. 9pm NBC. I’m apart of the cast now on my favorite TV show and I still can’t believe it!! Im so grateful and excited!” She added, “The 3rd pic was my mood my entire time I was on set. Smiling. Extremely happy. I love it there.”
Did you know Iyana is also passionate about designing? IMDb reveals that her grandma taught her sewing at a young age. In fact, she has her own clothing brand called Haus of Halley where people order custom pieces. On Instagram, she has almost 16,000 followers and loves to flaunt her collection and her pictures.
Catch some of her photos here.
La Trice Harper as adult Deja Andrews
She might have stumped you in the role of Deja on ‘This Is Us’ but La Trice Harper has starred in many other shows such as ‘The Shield’ (2002), ‘Murder 101: Murder 101’ (2006) and ‘100 Miles to Lordsburg’ (2015). Not many details are known about her as she likes to keep her life private.
The poignant episode — written by Julia Brownell and directed by Jon Huertas — will spring hope in your heart and make you wonder about Randall's grown-up daughters. What do you think will happen in the future as more episodes roll out?
‘This Is Us’ premiered on Tuesday at 9 pm ET on NBC after the mid-season winter break with Episode 5 titled ‘A Long Road Home’ on January 5, 2021, and Episode 9 ‘The Ride’ will air on February 23, 2021, from 9 pm ET to 10 pm ET. Binge-watch Season 5 episodes on NBC.com and the NBC App. Not just that, you can stream older seasons of 'This Is Us' on Amazon Prime too.