Meet the Cast of Netflix’s The Circle

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A show/ character guide for Netflix’s The Circle featuring who plays who, character descriptions, storylines, and general information.


Information is updated as new episodes are released and watched, and images are changed as better ones are captured. Also, this content contains pertinent spoilers.

General Information

Network
Netflix (http://www.netflix.com/TheCircle)
Air Date1/1/2020 – Present
Genre(s)Reality-TV

Other Noteworthy Information

  • The Joker (2.5): Introduced in Season 2, The Joker is allowed to talk to new players, anonymously, as well as pick one of the influencers for the elimination.
  • Influencers: They are the people, usually two per elimination, who get to block (eliminate) contestants.

The Host (Michelle Buteau)

Michelle Buteau introducing "The Circle"
Michelle Buteau

Character Introduction

First Noted In: The Circle: Season 1 Episode 1

The Host of “The Circle” doesn’t interact with the contestants but does provide insight and talk to us. Sadly, with very little of Buteau’s humor.

Additional Information

  • Is mostly heard on the show, through doing voice-over commentary, than seen.

Season 2

Chloe

Chloe in promotional material for The Circle Season 2
Netflix

Chloe is 22 from Essex, UK, and was seen on the show Too Hot to Handle.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2
  • Bully (2.11): Was bullied growing up
  • What They Do With The Prize Money (2.12): Pay off her family’s debts, put a deposit on a house, buy her brother a car, and support her dad’s addiction recovery charity

Quotes & Gifs

Bryant

Bryan in promotional material for The Circle Season 2
Netflix

Bryant is 27 years old and from Chico, California.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2
  • Bryant 2.0 (2.1): After a regular job that stressed him out to the point of losing hair, Bryant changed his life around. Now he teaches breathwork, spreads love, and practices the utmost kindness.
  • The Nicest Man You Know (2.1): Raised $10,000 to get his friend Cynthia off the streets

Quotes & Gifs

Eliminated Episode 2

Courtney

Courtney in promotional material for The Circle Season 2
Netflix

Courtney is a 28-year-old from Los Angeles.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2
  • Occupation (2.1): Is an entertainment host for a pop culture show on the internet, but is lying to everyone by saying he is a barista.
  • Favorite Music (2.2): Loves Nelly and T-Pain, especially their 2000s work
  • What They Do With The Prize Money (2.12): Put it towards their step dad’s stage three kidney disease maintenance

Quotes & Gifs

Deleesa

Deleesa in promotional material for The Circle Season 2
Netflix

Deleesa is a 32-year-old from the Bronx.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2
  • We Are A Family (2.1): Deleesa is pretending to be her husband Trevor in the game, but him as a single father to their 1-year-old daughter – Toni.
    • More About Trevor (2.1): He is 32, works in customer service, and the BX is his hometown. Also, he likes Hennessey, has been to 25 different countries and was raised by his mom.
  • Occupation (2.1): Deleesa is a stay-at-home mom.
  • Virginity Story (2.1): Her mom walked in on her while she was losing her virginity.
  • Daddy’s Girl (2.11): Deleesa was raised by her dad, who was a single parent.
  • What They Do With The Prize Money (2.12): Get out of their small apartment and put money down on a house.

Quotes & Gifs

Jack aka Emily

Jack is 20 years old and from New Haven, Connecticut.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2
  • Catfish (2.1): Is masquerading as a 21-year-old sorority girl, Emily, who is from Chicago, Illinois, and is studying astronomy
  • Will The Real Jack Please Stand Up (2.1): Jack is an astrophysics and economics student.
  • Sir, Yes Sir! (2.3): Jack’s dad was in the Navy and wasn’t around much. However, his older sister was.
  • Height (2.5): Is 6’6

Quotes & Gifs

Eliminated Episode 8

Lee

Lee in promotional material for The Circle Season 2
Netflix

Lee is 58 and from Dallas, Texas.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2
  • Background (2.1): IS a 58-year-old gay man who has wrote over 39 books under a female pen name and despite being from Texas, he makes it clear he is not conservative.
  • Newest Character (2.1): Is catfishing everyone by pretending to be a young man named River who is a student, gay, single, and heartbroken, and from Mertzon, Texas.
  • Cheater (2.2): 33 years ago, Lee was actually cheated on, and that is the inspiration for River’s story.
  • What They Do With The Prize Money (2.12): As River, he noted he’d pay off loans and buy a vehicle but as Lee? Well, he notes he just wants to put in a pool.

Quotes & Gifs

Savannah

Savannah in promotional material for The Circle Season 2
Netflix

From Los Angeles, California, Savannah is 25.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2
  • Occupation (2.1): Works in data research for the government
  • Ethnic Background (2.1): Is half Mexican and half Filipino
  • A True Nerd At Heart (2.1): In school, she was on a National Robotics team, and was the only girl
  • Relationship Status (2.1): Single
  • Single Parent Household (2.1): Was primarily raised by her mom since her dad was in prison
  • Music Faves (2.2): Cassie and Usher are two of her favorite 2000s artists

Quotes & Gifs

Eliminated Episode 4

Terilisha

Terelisha in promotional material for The Circle Season 2
Netflix

From Dallas, Texas, Terelisha is 34.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2
  • Occupation (2.1): Is a full-time substitute teacher with math and science being her strong suit
  • Hobbies and Degrees (2.1): Has a double degree in math and science, likes to do yoga, sing, and is a practicing vegan
  • Astrological Sign (2.1): Is a Leo
  • Relationship Status (2.1): Single

Quotes & Gifs

Eliminated Episode 7

Lisa

Lisa revealing she is catfishing everyone by pretending to be Lance Bass from *Nsync
Lisa revealing she is catfishing everyone by pretending to be Lance Bass from *Nsync

Lisa is 42 years old, from Los Angeles, and she has worked for singer Lance Bass for 14 years as a personal assistant. This is why she is masquerading as him in The Circle.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2, Episode 3
  • Ethnicity (2.3): Is half-Mexican

Quotes & Gifs

Eliminated Episode 8

Khat

Khat noting, "This is me!"
Khat noting, “This is me!”

Khat is a 27-year-old professional volleyball player from Mesquite, Texas.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2/ Episode 5
  • Volleyball Career (2.5): She was a #2 recruit right out of high school, is a National Championship Winner, is a 3x All-American, and has been a professional player for 5 years.
  • Astrological Sign (2.6): Is a Pisces

Quotes & Gifs

Eliminated Episode 11

Mitchell

Mitchell a bit salty about the awards he won
Mitchell a bit salty about the awards he won

Ed’s brother from season one, also from Conshohocken, PA, who is 22 and while a ladies man, notes he is a virgin. Also, he lives out in Miami, Florida and is a Health Insurance Agent.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2/ Episode 5
  • What They Do With The Prize Money (2.12): Would run a toy drive, create generational wealth, and retire his parents.

Quotes & Gifs

Eliminated Episode 12

John (Lisa and Jack)

Lisa and Jack's new, shared, profile
Lisa and Jack’s new, shared, profile

Lisa and Jack’s second chance profile who they decide to make a 64-year-old man named John, who is from Morgantown, West Virginia, is gay, has been with his partner 38 years, and has 3 kids and 1 grandkid. Oh, and to make things fun, The Circle made him a psychic.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2/ Episode 9
  • Age Difference (2.9): Jack is 20 and Lisa 42
  • What They Do With The Prize Money (2.12): Take their family on a vacation – It isn’t revealed what Jack and Lisa would specifically do

Quotes & Gifs

Season 1

Samantha

Samantha doing her introduction.
Samantha

First Noted In: The Circle: Season 1 Episode 1

The 24-year-old from Miami, FL, is someone who likes to party, hates judgmental people, and plans to be herself and loyal whenever possible.

Additional Information About Samantha

  • Also goes by Sammie
  • Works with kids who have autism
  • 1.5: A perfect date for her is movies on the beach, with wine and snacks
  • 1.7: It’s revealed she was raised by her aunt after her mother died when she was a child – her aunt, at the time, was 21.
    • Her dad was unable to raise her for reasons not discussed.
  • 1.7: It is revealed Sammie has a brother and sister.
  • 1.8: Went to Cabrini University.
  • 1.8: Is originally from Delco, PA but moved to Miami two years ago.
  • 1.11: Is Italian and Puerto Rican
  • 1.11: Reveals/ Reminds people she is not single.

Seaburn (as Rebecca)

First Noted In: The Circle: Season 1 Episode 1

Seaburn, a 29-year-old from Boston, MA, is a catfish using his girlfriend’s picture to masquerade as a woman.

Additional Information About Seaburn

  • 1.5: As Rebecca, her idea of a nice date is going to a restaurant and a night walk.
  • 1.5: We officially see Rebecca’s twin.
  • 1.11: Rebecca’s real name is Sammie
  • 1.12: Reveals himself to be a very emotional person. Maybe not to the exact level Rebecca is, but of that ilk.

Chris

Chris in a professionally taken photo.
Chris

First Noted In: The Circle: Season 1 Episode 1

From Dallas, TX, 30-year-old Chris is flamboyant, probably the biggest personality of the original 8, and definitely ready to engage with the fellow contestants.

Additional Information About Chris

  • Plans to use the prize money to help his mom, who struggled while he was growing up.
  • 1.8: Reveals he is Mexican
  • 1.8: Is a talented artist
  • 1.9: Reveals he was overweight as a child.
  • 1.12: Has been single since he was 15 and found God at 14.
  • 1.12: Is a Virgo.

Joey

A picture of Joey, likely in the bar he works at.
Joey

First Noted In: The Circle: Season 1 Episode 1

The self-proclaimed Momma’s boy from Rochester, NY is 25, a bartender, and as appearances hint to, is someone very into his appearance.

Additional Information About Joey

  • Joey can cook, is very comfortable around people who don’t look, love, or have the same background as him, but he doesn’t seem fond of being in the same space with other Alpha males.

Alana

Alana in a professionally taken photo.
Alana

First Noted In: The Circle: Season 1 Episode 1

A model who splits her time between Los Angeles, CA, and her hometown of Brownsville, TX that finds herself at a disadvantage due to people thinking she is fake.

Additional Information About Alana

  • She is the first person eliminated on the show.

Shubham

The profile Shubham set up for himself on "The Circle"
Shubham

First Noted In: The Circle: Season 1 Episode 1

Despite his participation in this show, 23-year-old California native Shubham isn’t expecting much. In fact, with him thinking social media is evil, and having a minimal presence online, as soon as the possibility of elimination comes up, he is the first to say his goodbyes.

Additional Information About Shubham

  • He is a virtual reality designer.
  • 1.7: Is an only child who often drives from Los Angeles to San Francisco to see his family.
  • 1.8 Shubham’s parents are software engineers.
  • 1.11: Ran for California governor in 2018

Antonio

Antonio's public profile on "The Circle"
Antonio

First Noted In: The Circle: Season 1 Episode 1

This 24-year-old professional basketball player is in it to win it and even has permission from his girlfriend to be flirtatious if that is what he has to do in order to win the prize money.

Additional Information About Antonio

  • Is the second person eliminated from the show.

Karyn (as Mercedeze)

First Noted In: The Circle: Season 1 Episode 1

A Bronx, NY native, 37-year-old Karyn is masquerading as Mercedeze – someone who isn’t identified as a friend, partner, none of that. Making Karyn a pure catfish who plans to use Mercedeze’s looks to win the competition.

Additional Information About Karyn

  • Karyn got the name Mercedeze from it being her own middle name.
  • 1.5: As Mercedeze, her idea of a perfect date is games on a pier and walking together during a sunset
  • 1.5: Karyn is a gold star lesbian.

Eliminated Episode 6

Miranda

Miranda The Circle Season 1

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 2 “Face-to-Face”

26-year-old Miranda is from South Lake Tahoe, CA, claims to be a free spirit, honest, and very much open. That last part, her being open, we see in the form of her openly flirting with both the men and women of the show. However, one could submit this stems from a rough upbringing that has made her both the lone wolf type, yet also someone who falls hard and fast when it comes to love.

Additional Information About Miranda

  • Her nickname is Randi.
  • She claims to be mostly into guys, but likes a cute girl every now and then, pushing the idea she might be a heteroromantic bi-sexual.
  • Miranda isn’t necessarily close with her family and this stems from members of her family being unable to take her and her brothers who ended up bouncing around in foster care.
  • 1.8: Gets eliminated

Alex (as Adam)

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 4 “Planting Doubt”

Alex is a 32-year-old unemployed LA artist who has been with his wife for over 10 years, but married only for 3, has two cats, and considers himself a nerd and former cheesemonger.

Additional Information About Alex

  • 1.5: Adam is aged 27, is single, lives in LA and loves tacos and his dog.
  • 1.5: Alex is married to a woman named Gina.
  • 1.5: Adam is originally from New York.
  • 1.9: Has no relationship to the person chosen in his picture.

Eliminated Episode 9

Bill

Bill being introduced
Bill

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 7 “Picking Teams”

27-year-old Bill is from Chicago and works in the auto industry.

Eliminated Episode 9

Sean

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 7 “Picking Teams”

25-year-old Sean works at a plus-size fashion company, in their social media department, but uses her friend, Colleen’s, photos for “The Circle.”

Additional Information

  • 1.7: Despite portraying her avatar as single, Sean is not.

Eliminated Episode 10

Ed & Tammy

Ed and Tammy's promo picture.

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 8 “The Player I’m Saving Is”

Ed and Tammy are from Conshohocken, PA, and are 23 and 52 respectively. The reason why Tammy is allowed to join her son is “The Circle” allows all players to bring one thing beyond clothes and toiletries. For Ed, he decided to bring his mom who assists in his decision-making.

Additional Information

  • 1.8: Reveals they are Italian
  • 1.8: Ed says is he a helicopter engineer.

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