Character Guides Everything’s Gonna Be Okay: Cast and Characters

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay: Cast and Characters

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A character guide for FreeForm’s “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” featuring who plays who, character descriptions, storylines, and more.

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General Information

Network
FreeForm
Creator(s) Josh Thomas
First Aired 1/16/2020 – Present

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Notable Locations

Agoura Hills

Where Matilda and Genevieve grew up and where their home is.

Other Noteworthy Facts

  • The actors on the autism spectrum actually are on the spectrum.

Nicholas (Josh Thomas)

Nicholas (Josh Thomas) confirming his dad needs him to be his sisters' guardian.
Nicholas (Josh Thomas): Oh, you need me to be their guardian?

Character Description

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Seven-Spotted Ladybug” [Series Premiere] 

25-year-old Nicholas is from Australia and is a very out gay man. One who was raised by a single mother after his father, Darren, has an affair in America and decided to stay there. But, things aren’t horrible for Nicholas. He has found his passion in entomology, has long since recovered his relationship with his dad, even though it has left his mother a bit of a wreck, and he even has a decent relationship with his two sisters. Which comes in handy considering the events of the series.

Additional Information

  • 1.1: Was chubby as a child
  • 1.2: Is verse
  • 1.4: Went to college in Queensland
  • 1.7: Allegedly, according to Penny, has a hair transplant.

Matilda (Kayla Cromer)

Matilda (Kayla Cromer) around the time she talks to her crush, Luke.
Matilda (Kayla Cromer)

Character Description

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Seven-Spotted Ladybug” [Series Premiere] 

Darren’s middle child who is a composer, really into Black men, and happens to have autism. Something that, when she was younger, led the doctor who diagnosed her to believe she would be on the more severe side of the spectrum. However, thanks to Darren, she can talk, do public speaking, and while she doesn’t necessarily like hugs, she found her love for her dad to be strong enough to hug him.

Additional Information

  • 1.2: Has aspirations to go to Julliard and is a talented pianist.
  • 1.2: As a child, Matilda would often match Genevieve’s level of being upset out of empathy.
  • 1.6: Is noted to be 17.
  • 1.7: Lost her mom when she was 4.
  • 1.10: Amy Beach is one of her idols

Darren (Christopher May)

Darren (Christopher May) talking to Nicholas.
Darren (Christopher May)

Character Description

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Seven-Spotted Ladybug” [Series Premiere] 

Nicholas, Matilda, and Genevieve’s dad, who has pancreatic cancer and is an intellectual property attorney – a profession that has made him arguably rich. Yet, despite leaving his only son an ocean away from his person, he tried to craft a relationship with him, have Nicholas get to know his siblings, and attempt some form of a blended family.

Additional Information

  • 1.1: Has been a widow for 11 years.

Genevieve (Maeve Press)

Genevieve (Maeve Press) as she gets tampons thrown at her.
Genevieve (Maeve Press)

Character Description

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Seven-Spotted Ladybug” [Series Premiere] 

Darren’s youngest child and second daughter, who is a 14-year-old girl. One who often butts heads with Nicholas, and has done so since she was a child, but ultimately does love him.

Additional Information

  • 1.1: Gets her first period at 14, but formerly claimed to have started it at 12.
  • 1.2: As a young child, she would have massive tantrums, especially when it came to her fights with Nicholas. One time she even called him an f****t and attempted to off herself
  • 1.3: Is given her mom’s ring for her birthday. A day she doesn’t necessarily like celebrating.

Alex (Adam Faison)

Alex (Adam Faison) smiling and drinking.
Alex (Adam Faison)

Character Description

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Seven-Spotted Ladybug” [Series Premiere] 

A dentist in the making who meets Nicholas on an app and within a day or two, finds himself sucked into Nicholas’ world and helping him with his sisters.

Additional Information

  • 1.1: Alex has siblings as well, which includes one who takes medication to alter their personality.

Jeremy (Carsen Warner)

Jeremy (Carsen Warner) and Matilda walking down a hallway.
Jeremy (Carsen Warner) and Matilda

Character Description

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 2 “Greenbottle Blue Tarantula” 

Matilda’s classmate, and a guy who has a huge crush on her, even with knowing he isn’t her type.

Additional Information

Tallulah (Ivy Wolk)

Tallulah (Ivy Wolk), under her jacket, consoling Genevieve.
Tallulah (Ivy Wolk)

Character Description

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 2 “Greenbottle Blue Tarantula” 

The de facto head of Genevieve’s friend group, who she honestly isn’t that fond of, since Genevieve thinks of her as messy and recognizes she manipulates the girl she truly wants to be friends with: Barb. However, being that Tallulah can’t deal with being bored and likes the drama, when she isn’t getting Genevieve in trouble the two, mostly, get along.

Additional Information

  • 1.8: Starts dating Leonard.

Leonard Jones (Charlie Evans)

Leonard Jones (Charlie Evans) talking to Genevieve.
Leonard Jones (Charlie Evans)

Character Description

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 2 “Greenbottle Blue Tarantula” 

Genevieve’s crush who formerly bullied her, but when her dad dies, he becomes far more nicer.

Additional Information

Penny (Vivienne Walshe)

Penny (Vivienne Walshe) driving.
Penny (Vivienne Walshe)

Character Description

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 2 “Greenbottle Blue Tarantula” 

Nicholas’ mom, and Darren’s first wife, who was left in Australia for Matilda and Genevieve’s mom. This, some would say, did a number on her since Darren didn’t want a second child with her, but did have one with his mistress. Also, it seems, even when Nicholas was 12, years after being left, she still was experiencing some form of PTSD and was willing to pay her son not to leave her as his dad did.

Additional Information

  • 1.7: Has a hysterectomy

Luke (Mason Gooding)

Luke (Mason Gooding) talking to Matilda.
Luke (Mason Gooding)

Character Description

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 2 “Greenbottle Blue Tarantula” 

Matilda’s crush who is a jock and despite how most shows would write him or his friends, he is actually really nice to Matilda.

Additional Information

Barbara (Lore Mae Hernandez)

Barbara (Lore Mae Hernandez) talking to Genevieve, trying to console her.
Barbara (Lore Mae Hernandez)

Character Description

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 3 “Giant Asian Mantises”

Genevieve and Tallulah’s friend, who often leans more towards Tallulah since Barbara wants to seem cool and popular. But, what she repeatedly forgets is Tallulah more so enjoys her because she is easy to manipulate than because she truly values and honors her friendship. That is, unlike Genevieve who tries to build up Barb but is quickly and often dismissed by Tallulah.

Additional Information

  • 1.7: Mother’s name is Linda

Connie (Lally Katz)

Connie (Lally Katz) trying to impress Nicholas.
Connie (Lally Katz)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 5 “West African Giant Black Millipedes”

One of Alex’s friends who is perhaps the most eccentric, with her mentioning a recent laser hair removal procedure’s results and her accent changing when she is drunk.

Additional Information

Rosie (Roxy Wood)

Rosie (Roxy Wood) smiling and enjoying herself.
Rosie (Roxy Wood)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 5 “West African Giant Black Millipedes”

A drag performer, and one of Alex’s friends, who is a bit easier on Nicholas, after they officially meet, than Alex’s other friends.

Additional Information

Lyndsey (Victoria Ortiz)

Lyndsey (Victoria Ortiz) laughing.
Lyndsey (Victoria Ortiz)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 5 “West African Giant Black Millipedes”

Alex’s friend whose brother died in an opioid overdose.

Additional Information

  • 1.5: Is a fencer

Zane (Timothy Isaac Brundidge)

Zane (Timothy Isaac Brundidge) before he is confronted by Talullah and Genevieve.
Zane (Timothy Isaac Brundidge)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 5 “West African Giant Black Millipedes”

One of Luke’s friends who has a special moment with Matilda.

Additional Information

  • 1.6: Is noted to be 18.

Drea (Lillian Carrier)

Drea (Lillian Carrier) in class.
Drea (Lillian Carrier)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 5 “West African Giant Black Millipedes”

One of Matilda’s closest friends who, like her, is autistic.

Additional Information

  • 1.9: Has Crohn’s Disease

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I started Wherever I Look back in 2011 and from movies, TV, the occasional book, play, and Broadway show, have been trying to bridge the gap between a critic and an avid lover of various forms of media.

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