A cast and character guide for the HBO Max series Legendary featuring who plays who, information about each character, and other noteworthy information about the show.
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.
The Iconic Emcee for the Legendary Ball and the one who sometimes has to get the judges together.
Additional Information About Dashaun
Stylist and fashion guru who uses their expertise to judge the outfits of the houses.
Additional Information About Law Roach
S1E1: Loves wearing Gucci
Megan Thee Stallion
Looking for the turn-up, the fun, and whether they are engaging her and the audience
Additional Information About Megan Thee Stallion
S1E8: Reveals she didn’t know much, if anything, about ballroom before the show.
The Amazon, the icon, looking for bonds amongst the house and synchronization.
Additional Information About Leiomy Maldonado
The most smallest things read the most powerful — Leiomy (S1E4)
Actress, advocate, and fan of ballroom with judging power.
Additional Information About Jameela Jamil
House of Escada
Additional Information About House Escada
S1E1: Shyanne – Won homecoming king in high school multiple times
S1E4: Twilight – Recently lost someone he was in a 9-year relationship with and it is noted they came from a family of drug addicts.
S1E6: London came out to mom on Christmas when he turned 18, and originally kept it hidden due to growing up in a very religious family.
S1E7: Growing up, Shyanne’s mother was her best friend. However, when Shyanne came out, she got kicked out. Luckily, her sister was more understanding.
S1E8: Is noted to be a virgin house, since they have only walked in their home town.
House of Ebony
Additional Information About House Ebony
S1e1: Named after Ebony Magazine
Isla is a mother to a two-year-old
Historically a Black house
Xa’Pariis – Was not accepted by their mother for their sexuality and in S1E5 this is followed up with noting they got put out by their mom and that is part of the reason for their attitude. Also, Xa’Pariis is an alter ego, a shield.
House of Ninja
Additional Information About House Ninja
S1e1: Is the only all cis female group
House was found by Willi Ninja, known for his role in “Paris Is Burning.”
Founded in 1982
S1E4: Dolores – Was in a relationship 10 years ago that made her very self-conscious.
S1E5: Dolores is Italian and Chise is Japanese.
S1E6: Sharron is from Taiwan and is touted as a bit of a pioneer in bringing the Ballroom scene there
House of Gorgeous Gucci
Additional Information About House
S1e1: Delicious is trans and got support from her mother when she came out.
Delicious’ mom was pregnant with her when she was a teenager.
Became prom queen
Jarrell’s mother is gay, a butch lesbian to be specific and 6 foot tall
Jarrell started in 2010.
House of West
Mother/Father: King James
Additional Information About House of West
S1e1: King James started the house at 27
House of St. Laurent
Mother/Father: Miss Shalae
Additional Information About House of St. Laurent
S1e1: Mikoko got his style from his father who would always be dressed to the 9s.
Champ is bi-sexual
Miss Shalae was abused growing up for being trans
House of Lanvin
Additional Information About House of Lanvin
S1E1: Mother Eyricka came out at 15 and is trans
Carlos is from the Bronx
S1E2: Makaylah is trans and transitioned 6 years ago with her grandmother’s support
S1E4: Packrat her background is gone into, including that she is a former dancer and her relationship with her parents.
S1E5: While Mother Eyricka’s family accepts her, there are some issues in regards to kids in her family being around her.
S1E7: Mother Eyricka, around 2016, went to prison where she experienced trauma including a breast implant rupturing and solitary confinement.
House of Balmain
Additional Information About House of Balmain
Jamari is following in his father’s footsteps and takes care of his kids like his father took care of the kids in his community.
Jamari’s father was killed when he was 6
Calypso is a drag queen.
Torie didn’t come out until they were 21 or 22 due to where they grew up in South Central LA
Cali’s father was in jail growing up, so his step dad raised him until he was murdered when he was 13
Jamari is a professionally trained dancer
S1E7: Gravity grew up in San Diego in a white middle class household and went to Christian schools and was trained on piano up until he was 15.
S1E8: Is noted to be a virgin house since they only walked in their home town.