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A character guide for STARZ’s “Blindspotting.” Included is information about characters and noteworthy information about the series.

Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or reoccurring role.

General Information

Network(s) STARZ
Genre(s) ComedyDramaRomanceYoung Adult
Created By Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs
Based On The Events Of The Film “Blindspotting.”
First Aired 6/13/2021
Executive Produced By Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs, Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder, Ken Lee, Tim Palen, Emily Gerson Saines, Seith Mann
Showrunner(s) Rafael Casal

Groups & Organizations

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Notable Locations & Items

  • Premium Women Gentlemen’s Club (1.3): Where Trish works

Other Noteworthy Information

  • Rule of Three (1.3): Rainey’s discipline belief in which you’d pop a child when they are a toddler, a teen, and then on the cusp of adulthood
  • Meatfest (2.7): A going on 27-year celebration Rainey has which deals with having all kinds of meat to spite her ex, Miles’ father, who was vegan

Season 1

Air Dates 6/13/2021 – 8/8/2021
Episode Count 8

Plot

After around 12 years together, Ashley and Miles face their greatest challenge yet: Him going to jail. This is really bad for Ashley since they were just getting their s*** together. Luckily, however, Miles’ mother, Rainey, and half-sister Trish have a place where Ashley and Sean, Ashley and Miles’ son, can stay in the Bay Area.

The problem is with that is Rainey, while nice, isn’t much for enforcing rules and boundaries, and Trish? Oh, she takes full advantage of that. Such as having her friends in barely-there clothes to post onto Instagram in the living room and exposing Sean to his first pair of breasts, which weren’t his mother’s. But this is Ashley’s life now, and she has to make the best of it until she can do better.

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Ashley Rose (Jasmine Cephas Jones)

Ashley (Jasmine Cephas Jones) looking up
Ashley (Jasmine Cephas Jones) looking up

A concierge for the Alcatraz Hotel, Ashley and her partner of 12 years, Miles, were just finding stability when he ended up in jail. Thus causing all their plans to blow up and Ashley to move in, with their son Sean, into Miles’ childhood home.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 1
  • Age (1.1): Ashley is 32
  • Work-Life (1.2): Goes by Rose at work and fakes a British accent
  • Nickname (1.4): Janelle often calls her Smash
  • Parents (1.4): Her mom, Genevieve, is dead, and she has a sordid relationship with her dad.

Quotes & Gifs

Miles Turner (Rafael Casal)

Miles (Rafael Casal) in prison
Miles (Rafael Casal)

Ashley’s long-time partner, who mostly worked in logistics, moving people, but with a recent drug arrest, all he is doing is spending time in jail.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 1
  • Jail Time (1.2): Sentenced to 58 months for MDMA possession and resisting arrest
  • Being Held At (1.4): Oakland Penitentiary
  • Years Together (1.8): Has been with Ashley for 12 years

Quotes & Gifs

Rainey (Helen Hunt)

Rainey (Helen Hunt) reacting to the situation at hand
Rainey (Helen Hunt) reacting to the situation at hand

Miles and Trish’s mother is rather liberal, which is fine in terms of getting along with her, but she and Ashley disagree quite a bit as authority figures.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 1

Quotes & Gifs

Trish (Jaylen Barron)

Trish dolled up, for she is about to hit the stage

Trish is Miles’ half-sister who is a sex worker through stripping. Trish has dreams of owning her own club, but securing the financing for it has long been a problem.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 1
  • Job (1.3): Trish is trying to transition from dancing to being a House Mom at the strip club she works at

Quotes & Gifs

Sean (Atticus Woodward)

Sean in his karate uniform

Sean is Miles and Ashley’s adorable child who doesn’t know his dad is in prison.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 1
  • Age (1.2): Is 6
Sean, Miles and Ashley's son, with his arms raised up saying, "Don't shoot!"
OG Sean (Ziggy Baitinger)
  • Originally Played By (Blindspotting Movie): Ziggy Baitinger
  • Relationship with Grandmother (1.6): Unfortunately, his grandmother died within a year after he was born.
  • Age (2.1): He is seven years old

Quotes & Gifs

Nancy (Margo Hall)

Collin and Janelle’s mother who usually is going out somewhere.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 2
  • Ethnic Background (1.6): Her grandmother was white

Quotes & Gifs

Janelle (Candace Nicholas-Lippman)

Janelle (Candace Nicholas-Lippman) talking to Ashley
Janelle (Candace Nicholas-Lippman)

Ashley’s best friend who just got back from traveling throughout the world

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 2
  • Best Friends Since? (1.4): Janelle and Ashley have been friends since 6th grade when she and her beat some boy’s ass
  • Brother (1.4): Her brother is Colin
  • Black Card Revoked (1.6): Can’t play spades or dominoes
  • Ex-Husband (1.8): Janelle was married to a man named Mustafa for three years and helped take care of his two-year-old named, Tiare.

Quotes & Gifs

Everybody wild if you push them.
— Janelle (1.4)

Earl (Benjamin Earl Turner)

Earl (Benjamin Earn Turner) introducing himself to Ashley
Earl (Benjamin Earn Turner)

After spending time in San Quentin, Earl is out and lives with Janelle, under house arrest, with his father paying his rent.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 2
  • Sentenced For (1.4): Weed possession
  • Skills (1.4): Is a good cook thanks to working at his dad’s restaurant, Brewer’s Feast
  • Origins (1.6): Earl is from the East Coast

Quotes & Gifs

James (Marlon Young)

Earl’s parole officer

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 4

Quotes & Gifs

Jacque (April Absynth)

Jacque (April Abynth) enamored with Cuddie
Jacque (April Abynth)

Trish’s platonic life partner who, alongside being a stripper, is an artist.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 5

Cuddie Cudderson (Lance Holloway)

Cuddie (Lance Holloway) flirting with Jacque
Cuddie (Lance Holloway)

A banker who rejected Trish’s loan application but wouldn’t mind getting with Jacque.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 3

Quote

Why you trying’ to run a business you are clearly runnin’ away from?
— Cuddie (1.7)

Carl (Leland Orser)

Carl (Leland Orser) making a deal with Trish to provide security for her new venture
Carl (Leland Orser)

Trish and Jacque’s boss at the gentlemen’s club they work at

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 3

Teena (Katlynn Simone)

Teena (Katlynn Simone) introducing herself to Too $hort
“Teena (Katlynn Simone),” Blindspotting: Season 2, 2023, (STARZ)

Teena is Ashley’s newest friend, whose husband is also locked up.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2/ Episode 2 – Life Is Too Short

Quotes

Too $hort

Too $hort after nearly drowning
“Too $hort,” Blindspotting: Season 2, 2023, (STARZ)

Too $hort is a famous rapper.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2/ Episode 2 – Life Is Too Short

Quotes

June (Tamera Tomakili)

June (Tamera Tomakili)
“June (Tamera Tomakili),” Blindspotting: Season 2, 2023, (STARZ)

June is Earl’s ex who he has recently reconnected with, and has helped him heal the wounds between him and his father.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2/ Episode 2 – Life Is Too Short

Quotes

Dauntes (Barry Brisco)

Dauntes (Barry Brisco)
“Dauntes (Barry Brisco),” Blindspotting, “N*ggaz and Jesus,” directed by Jess Wu Calder, 2023, (STARZ)

Dauntes’ is Nancy’s special friend.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2/ Episode 3 “N*ggaz and Jesus”

Quotes

Dante (Dante Basco)

Dante (Dante Basco)
“Dante (Dante Basco),” Blindspotting, “By Hook Or By Crook,” directed by Jess Wu Calder, 2023, (STARZ)

Dante is Jacque’s dad and the actual Rufio from “Hook.”

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2/ Episode 4 “By Hook Or By Crook”

Quotes

Mustafa (Joe Taslim)

Mustafa (Joe Taslim)
“Mustafa (Joe Taslim),” Blindspotting, “Karate Kiss,” directed by Blackhorse Lowe, 2023, (Starz)

Mustafa is Janelle’s ex-husband, who is a single father in Bali.

Additional Information

Quotes

Darrell (Ricardo Chavira)

Darrell (Ricardo Chavira)
“Darrell (Ricardo Chavira),” Blindspotting, “Meat Fest,” directed by Darrell Woodard, 2023, (STARZ)

Darrell is Rainey’s new boyfriend who is Chilean.

Additional Information

Quotes

Marvin (LeVar Burton)

Marvin (LeVar Burton)
“Marvin (LeVar Burton),” Blindspotting, “Return to Ithaca,” directed by Rafael Casal, 2023, (STARZ)

Marvin is Earl’s father, who runs a restaurant.

Additional Information

Quotes

Monty (Moses Weeden)

Monty (Moses Weeden)
“Monty (Moses Weeden),” Blindspotting, “Return to Ithaca,” directed by Rafael Casal, 2023, (STARZ)

Ashley’s little brother, whose drugs got Miles arrested.

Additional Information

Quotes


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