The Fall of the House of Usher Cast: The Actors Behind Netflix’s Poe Series

From Mark Hamill to Carla Gugino, here are the actors you need to know in The Fall of the House of Usher and where you’ve seen them before.

Paola Nuñez as Dr. Alessandra Ruiz, T'Nia Miller as Victorine LaFourcade, Kyliegh Curran as Lenore Usher, Crystal Balint as Morella Usher, Henry Thomas as Frederick Usher, Bruce Greenwood as Roderick Usher, Samantha Sloyan as Tamerlane Usher, Matt Biedel as Bill-T Wilson in episode 101 of The Fall of the House of Usher
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The Fall of the House of Usher is Mike Flanagan’s last series as part of his overall deal with Netflix, and it may just be one of his best yet. Adapting various works from Edgar Allan Poe, this show depicts the glorious rise and horrific fall of the Usher family. As with all of his projects thus far, Mike Flanagan has assembled a stacked ensemble cast full of familiar faces and relative newcomers including heavy-hitters like Mark Hamill, Mary McDonnell, and Bruce Greenwood.

Here are the actors that bring the Usher clan, their allies, and their adversaries to life.

Bruce Greenwood is Roderick Usher

The patriarch of the prestigious Usher family and CEO of Fortunato Pharmaceuticals is played by Bruce Greenwood, who you might recognize from Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Resident, and I Know This Much is True. Greenwood has also appeared in other Mike Flanagan projects such as Doctor Sleep and Gerald’s Game. Roderick Usher expects a lot out of his six children and hopes to provide for them what his father never did – the wealth and resources they need to reach their full potential as Ushers. But for all of the money and connections he’s able to provide, he can’t quite manage to give them the one thing they truly crave, his praise and affection.

Zach Gilford is Young Roderick Usher

Roderick Usher wasn’t always the well-connected man we see in the present day. He was once a loving husband to Annabel Lee and only wanted the best for her and their children. But when a young C. Auguste Dupin comes knocking on his door with an opportunity to do something for the greater good, he struggles to reconcile the man that Annabel wants him to be and his growing ambition to go after the legacy he and Madeline have been fighting their whole lives for. Young Roderick is played by Zach Gilford, who you may recognize from the other Mike Flanagan series Midnight Mass and The Midnight Club as well as Friday Night Lights and The Purge: Anarchy.


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