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BET Plus’ Bigger: Cast, Characters & Descriptions (with Spoilers)

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A character guide for BET+’s Bigger featuring cast members names, character descriptions, storylines, and other noteworthy information.


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Bigger: Season 2 – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)While in the midst of a pandemic, nothing slows down the characters of Bigger from better things, bigger drama, and people from their past shaking their world.
Bigger: Season 2/ Episode 10 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)In the season 2 finale, as the cast universally experiences growth, one or two shockers remind us that maturing doesn’t mean becoming a bore.
Bigger: Season 2/ Episode 9 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Debbie, Layne's mom, comes to town, and as that happens, there is a shift in almost everyone's romantic relationships.
Bigger: Season 2/ Episode 8 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)In a Vince and Shoshana-focused episode, we meet not only her family but Vince's beyond Layne.
Bigger: Season 2/ Episode 7 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As things start to get real, and certain partners aren't playing anymore, so comes the question of what future could be had with certain issues lingering in the air?
Bigger: Season 2/ Episode 6 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)How Layne, Deon, Veronica, and Tracey ended up where they are now, began almost ten years ago, and this episode revisits the moments that changed their lives.
Bigger: Season 2/ Episode 5 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)At Julius and Connie's wedding, people find themselves affected by the mood and getting boo'd up. But will Layne and Deon be one of them?
Bigger: Season 2/ Episode 4 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)A visit to a psychic changes the ladies' perspective just as much as a visit to a strip club confirms things for the fellas.
Bigger: Season 2/ Episode 3 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)An ex is an ex for a reason, but when they keep showing up and enough time has passed, would you let your guard down?
Bigger: Season 2/ Episode 2 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Layne's anxiety is starting to get worse, and beyond affecting her personal life, it is starting to affect her professional.
Bigger: Season 2/ Episode 1 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Six months have passed since the season finale and, let’s just say everyone is faking the funk a little bit (well, actually a lot).
Bigger: Season 2 (BET+) – Preview (& Season 1 Recap)Announced by Tanisha Long (Layne), on Instagram, Bigger season 2 has a release date!
Bigger: Season 1 - Review, Summary (with Spoilers)Bigger is the kind of streaming service launch title that could convince you to add a new monthly reoccurring bill to your budget.
Bigger: Season 1, Episode 10 “What Am I Supposed To Do With…” [Season Finale] – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)As the season comes to an end, everyone gets a wake-up call, and for some, they wake up their own personal hell.
Bigger: Season 1, Episode 9 “Mazel Tov” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)Tracy and Vince discover a new, more appreciative audience, as Layne seeks out Willy, and Veronica celebrates renting out her properties.
Bigger: Season 1, Episode 8 “Paint N’ Sip” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)Deon and Layne explore what a relationship could look like as things with Layne’s business neighbor inspires Liberty to give her a nickname.
Bigger: Season 1, Episode 7 “Where Do We Go From Here” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)As Layne mourns her relationship and what could have been, she sees what could be with Deon.
Bigger: Season 1, Episode 6 “Baby Steps” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)Did you wonder if anything ever happened between Layne and Deon? Why Veronica is such a pimp? The answers are in “Baby Steps.”
Bigger: Season 1, Episode 5 “The Gregs” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)We get to meet The Washingtons (Greg’s family) and boy if you thought Greg was different, wait till you meet his parents – and sister.
Bigger: Season 1, Episode 4 “Thot That Counts” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)As Greg spends a day with the guys of the Ride or Die 5, the ladies bolster Tracey up for the Basketball Exes reunion – and share some secrets.
Bigger: Season 1, Episode 3 “Smack My Ass Like You Meant It” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)With “Smack My Ass Like You Meant It,” Bigger pretty much makes a case for at least keeping BET+ until the end of its season.
Bigger: Season 1, Episode 2 “Is Bigger Really Better?” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)In “Is Bigger Really Better” you get a whole lot of d**k pics, white people worthy of a side-eye, and Tracey’s getting desperate for likes.
Bigger: Season 1, Episode 1 "Pilot" [Series Premiere] - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Bigger, with former Girl Code star Tanisha Long, presents a good start for BET+. But is it worth staying beyond the free trial?

Layne (Tanisha Long)

Layne (Tanisha Long) smiling.

Layne (Tanisha Long)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

After nearly 10 years working in corporate marketing, Layne decided to open up her own vintage shop named “Back In The Day.” A place which might be struggling a bit, but is all hers. Just like Greg. Someone who has been her boyfriend for a year and is good, safe, a bit boring, but he’s a doctor.

However, when Layne doesn’t rush into marriage with him, it leads to her feeling like she has a pass to explore her other options. Leading to some good D*** which makes her question her life choices.

Additional Information About Layne

  • Favorite flowers are peonies.
  • After a squirrel attacked her friend at a slumber party, Layne, per Deon, doesn’t like the idea of owning a multi-story home, especially one with trees around it.
  • Age (2.7): Is 36
  • Father (2.10): Her dad is dead.

Vince (Tristen J. Winger)

Vince (Tristen J. Winger) astonished by another man's workout results.

Vince (Tristen J. Winger)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

Layne’s cousin who didn’t go to college, but makes a living off of being an old-school DJ – meaning he isn’t relying on playlist. Also, he is one of the guys in Veronica’s rotation.

Additional Information About Vince

  • An Engineer In The Making (2.8): in 2003, he was geared to follow in his brother’s footsteps and become an engineer by going to Georgia tech

Veronica Yates (Angell Conwell)

Veronica (Angell Conwell) walking into a room knowing she is that girl.

Veronica (Angell Conwell)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

Former aspiring model, now a big name in real estate, Veronica is that girl. The one you look up to, envy and want the confidence of.

Additional Information About Veronica

  • Has been working in residential real estate for at least 10 years
  • Is well versed in home maintenance and blue-collar work.
  • Role Model (2.6): Is Janice Yancey, a real estate broker Veronica saw during her modeling days
  • Employer (2.9): MLR Real Estate

Tracey (Rasheda Crockett)

Tracey (Rasheda Crockett) not liking what she is hearing during a meeting.

Tracey (Rasheda Crockett)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

A former basketball wife, turned reality star, designer, and social media personality, Tracey has had quite a life. One which she has no desire to see slow down.

Additional Information About

  • Has one million followers
  • Is 35 years old in season 1

Greg (Warren Burke)

Greg (Warren Burke) in bed with Layne.

Greg (Warren Burke)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

A doctor, a man who likes to be consistent, even in his restaurant choices, and is noted to be quite sentimental. Perhaps the only issue Greg has is that his sex game is weak – in terms of universal issues all can agree upon.

Additional Information About Greg

  • Is a gynecologist

Reggie (Terrence Terrell)

Reggie (Terrence Terrell) after having sex with Layne and her making breakfast.

Reggie (Terrence Terrell)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

The man with the third leg who works in a nursing home and has a little hood edge to him. He meets Layne in a club and what was supposed to be just some dancing ended up being hours of sex and Layne making breakfast the next morning bringing you Jill Scott “Whatever, Whatever” vibes.

Additional Information About Reggie

Deon (Chase Anthony)

Deon (Chase Anthony) after opening his mouth and saying something stupid.

Deon (Chase Anthony)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

An auditor, who his friends lead you to believe has a preference for white girls, and who doesn’t know when to shut up in his personal life. Work-life, yeah, for keeping his head down and working his way up is the plan. But he is definitely the type who can talk himself out of getting some.

Additional Information About Deon

  • Is a member of the Lambda frat but since college, he hasn’t participated in their events since he strictly pledged due to his dad being in the frat.
  • Formerly worked at HLG Financial Group.
  • Employer (2.10): Eliot-Butler

Liberty (Angela Ko)

Liberty (Angelo Ko) keeping Reggie from having sex from Layne.

Liberty (Angela Ko)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Is Bigger Really Better?”

Liberty is Layne’s newly hired sales associate at “Back In The Day” and is a bit urban. In fact, the way she got her job is by stepping up to Reggie right before he was going to d**k down Layne. Ever since, Liberty has been both on the sales floor and Layne’s muscle.

Additional Information About Liberty

  • Is bi-sexual and religious.
  • Birthday? (2.2): Is a 90s baby

Willy (Bechir Sylvain)

Willy (Bechir Sylvain) talking to Layne.

Willy (Bechir Sylvain)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Is Bigger Really Better?”

A homeless man, local to the area, who was born and raised in Atlanta and also was in the Navy for 14 years – until he was pushed out. Since then, Willy has struggled with PTSD, homelessness, and isolation since his family has moved and the neighborhood he grew up in is now gentrified.

Additional Information About Willy

  • Was in the military during the Afghanistan war.
  • According to Layne, he is about 5’11

Kristi (Alyssa Brooke)

Kristi (Alyssa Brooke) introducing herself.

Kristi (Alyssa Brooke)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Is Bigger Really Better?”

Layne’s business neighbor, who owns a yoga studio, and isn’t fond of Willy pitching his tent outside Layne’s shop.

Additional Information About Kristi

Shelley Kavanaugh (Tyler Kay Whitley)

Shelley (Tyler Kay Whitley) at an auction.

Shelley (Tyler Kay Whitley)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Smack My Ass Like You Meant It”

Shelley is Veronica’s former assistant who, within a year, has become one of the top commercial real estate agents in Atlanta – to Veronica’s dismay.

Additional Information About Shelley

Keisha (Ashani Roberts)

Keisha (Ashani Roberts) going on stage for a Basketball Exes reunion.

Keisha (Ashani Roberts)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Thot That Counts”

One of Tracey’s adversaries on Basketball exes.

Additional Information About Keisha

Greg Washington, Sr. (J. Oscar Simmons)

Greg Washington, Sr (J. Oscar Simmons) in his cannabis room.

Greg Washington, Sr (J. Oscar Simmons)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “The Gregs”

A gynecologist, like his son, who is a notable vaginal surgeon and now is someone who cultivates marijuana.

Additional Information About Greg Sr.

Brenda (Sherry Richards)

Brenda (Sherry Richards), Layne, and Tracey talking to one another.

Brenda (Sherry Richards), Layne, and Tracey

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “The Gregs”

Brenda is old-fashioned. She believed in putting her man and child first, and sacrificing herself for the comfort of others. Something she expects Layne to do when she married into her family.

Additional Information About Brenda

  • Has diabetis.

Karen (TBD)

Karen and Tracey coming face to face.

Karen (TBD) and Tracey

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “The Gregs”

Karen is Greg Jr.’s sister who most of the family doesn’t speak of and even in family pictures, you have to play, “Where’s Waldo?” to find her. But, based off her interactions with Tracey, she seems nice.

Additional Information About Karen

Ken (Devale Ellis)

Ken (Devale Ellis) thirsting over Veronica.

Ken (Devale Ellis)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 6 “Baby Steps”

The president of the Lambdas when Deon was pledging, and also one of Veronica’s exes.

Additional Information About Ken

Debbie Roberts (Debbi Morgan)

Debbie (Debbi Morgan) talking to Layne about her debit card usage.

Debbie (Debbi Morgan)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 6 “Baby Steps”

Layne’s mother who she paints as being a hard woman to please and the reason why she’d often not pursue her dreams.

Additional Information About Debbi

Connie (Charmin Lee)

Connie (Charmin Lee) standing on her porch.

Connie (Charmin Lee)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 7 “Where Do We Go From Here”

Deon’s mother who he drives 8 hours to see and help maintain her house.

Additional Information About Connie

  • She has a brother.

Lucius Baston Plays Terry

Terry (Lucius Baston) talking to Vince.

Terry (Lucius Baston)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 8 “Paint N’ Sip”

Vince’s boss at the strip club.

Additional Information About Terry

Morgan Findlay Plays Nick

Nick (Morgan Findlay) being Satan.

Nick (Morgan Findlay)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 10 “What Am I Supposed To Do With…” [Season Finale]

A producer on the reality show that Tracey was formerly on who coerces her to rejoin the show.

Additional Information About Nick

Wesley T. Stanfield Plays Kam

Kam (Wesley T. Stanfield) congratulating Veronica.

Kam (Wesley T. Stanfield)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 10 “What Am I Supposed To Do With…” [Season Finale]

One of Veronica’s peers who was one of the men on her roster but wanted to be her main guy, but she rejects him.

Additional Information About Kam

Shoshana (Tori Spelling)

Shoshana (Tori Spelling) before she meets Vince's friends

Shoshana (Tori Spelling) before she meets Vince’s friends

In season 2, Shoshana plays Vince’s girlfriend/ sugar momma whose job as a dentist is what supports her paying Vince’s rent, and her connections in the Jewish community, which gets him a whole lot of gigs DJ’ing Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2/ Episode 1
  • Child (2.2): Has a son named Jeremy
  • College (2.8): She went to Michigan State

Quotes & Gifs

Sylvia (Lane Carlock)

Sylvia (Lane Carlock) all up in Deon's face

Sylvia (Lane Carlock) all up in Deon’s face

One of Shoshana’s friends who wants some d**k.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Aaron (Curtis Washington)

Tracey's ex Aaron (Curtis Washingon)

Tracey’s ex Aaron (Curtis Washingon)

Tracey’s ex who comes back into her life claiming to be a changed man, dealing with his sex addiction, and ready to be who Tracey deserves.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Renee (Karlie Redd)

One of Tracey's co-stars on Basketball Exes, Renee (Karlie Redd)

One of Tracey’s co-stars on Basketball Exes, Renee (Karlie Redd)

Renee is one of Tracey’s closest friends on Basketball Exes.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Julius (Christopher Martin)

Julius (Christopher Martin) talking to Deon

Julius (Christopher Martin) talking to Deon

Connie’s fiancee who comes out of nowhere, but who Connie appears to love very much.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2/ Episode 3
  • Ghetto Twins (2.5): Has two boys, Omari and Ben, who are four days apart.
  • Age (2.5): Is 57

Quotes & Gifs

Layne-Lite (Alexa Rachelle Jennings)

Layne-Lite (Alexa Rachelle Jennings) on a date with Deon

Layne-Lite (Alexa Rachelle Jennings) on a date with Deon

A young woman Deon meets, around the same day Layne is bailed out by Greg, who Layne catches him on the brink of having sex with.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Cozi (Kayla Nicole)

Cozi (Kayla Nicole) and Deon at her birthday party

Cozi (Kayla Nicole) and Deon at her birthday party

Deon’s college girlfriend.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Rance (Chris Greene)

Rance (Chris Greene) talking to Vince

Rance (Chris Greene) talking to Vince

Vince’s brother who is an engineer working at Carolina Poly, and takes care of their mom.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Lindsay (Patricia French)

Lindsay (Patricia French) asking Vince about himself

Lindsay (Patricia French) asking Vince about himself

Shoshanah’s mother

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Sheila (Patricia McRae)

Sheila (Patricia McRae) dancing

Sheila (Patricia McRae) dancing

Rance and Vince’s mom

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Dr. Jordan Farris (Jasmine Guy)

Dr. Jordan Farris (Jasmine Guy) having a therapy session with Layne

Dr. Jordan Farris (Jasmine Guy) having a therapy session with Layne

Layne’s therapist, as well as her and Deon’s couples’ therapist

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Groups, Locations, Major Events, & Terms To Know

  • The show takes place in Atlanta
  • Everyone is 35-ish
  • Outside of Vince, members of the Ride or Die Five went to Dunbar U.
  • Time Passed (2.1): 6 months passed between the season 1 finale and the beginning of season 2.

Groups & Organizations

Ride of Die Five

The name of Layne, Veronica, Tracey, Deon, and Vince’s friend group.

Notable Locations

Back In The Day

Layne’s vintage clothing store.

Noteworthy Events

Terms To Know

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