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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.


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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.

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The Circle: Season 3/ Episode 4 “A Flirtatious Alliance” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)It's time for another elimination, but not before The Circle allows people to anonymously review each other, thus causing some drama.
The Circle: Season 3/ Episode 3 “Identity Theft” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)It is decided who is the real and who is the fake, and soon after, we end up with two new players, who are both catfishes.
The Circle: Season 3/ Episode 2 “A New Twist” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)With their identity stolen, frustration and desperation start to hit, and hearing how well the imposter is doing makes you fear who might get kicked.
The Circle: Season 3/ Episode 1 “Circle, Did You Miss Me?” [Premiere] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Everyone's favorite popularity contest game is back, and by the end of the episode, it introduces a whole new twist.
The Circle: Season 2 / Episode 13 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)With a minor bit of drama, season 2 comes to an end, and The Circle's winner is announced.
The Circle: Season 2/ Episode 12 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)It's the penultimate episode of the season, and we FINALLY learn why everyone wants to win $100,000!
The Circle: Season 2/ Episode 11 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)The player eliminated in the last episode meets one of the catfish, and, once more, a game stirs up drama.
The Circle: Season 2/ Episode 10 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)It's time for another elimination, and with one person really doing horrible, will the return of the influencers lead to them being taken out or a real threat?
The Circle: Season 2/ Episode 9 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As a new player enters, with a familiar face behind them, so comes one of the newer players making a very foolish mistake.
The Circle: Season 2/ Episode 8 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)It's time for a double elimination, and while one we KNOW is going to get eliminated, who will the second person be?
The Circle: Season 2/ Episode 7 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Thanks to one game, ONE GAME! Three of this season’s catfishes are potentially exposed, with one almost certain to get BLOCKED!
The Circle: Season 2/ Episode 6 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Courtney gets to choose an influencer for this elimination round, and it seems #JusticeForSavannah might be eminent.
The Circle: Season 2/ Episode 5 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Alongside finding out what powers are given to those in "The Inner Circle," two new players are introduced, with one making an impression on the ladies.
The Circle: Season 2/ Episode 4 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)The Terilisha and Savannah war comes to an end, as one of them is blocked from The Circle. Also, yet another new addition to the game is shown – but it isn't a cast member.
The Circle: Season 2/ Episode 3 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Despite Lance Bass joining The Circle, all eyes end up on Terilisha and Savannah as the fallout from the elimination leads to a public war between the two.
The Circle: Season 2/ Episode 2 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)We have our first elimination, and who goes, you can probably guess. However, whether the person who will replace them is real? Well…
The Circle: Season 2/ Episode 1 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)The Circle is back and alongside introducing new players to the game, there is also new twists to how someone gets blocked.
The Circle: Season 1 Episode 12 “Finale” [Season Finale] Recap/ ReviewIt’s a “The Circle” reunion as those eliminated reunite with the final five, and we also get to see the first season’s winner be crowned.
The Circle: Season 1 Episode 11 “The Last Rating” Recap/ ReviewIn “The Last Rating,” one more person is eliminated, and we get the final five – who are going to meet face to face.
The Circle: Season 1 Episode 10 “Declare Your Rival” Recap/ ReviewAs we’re officially told, no new people will be joining, people start getting strategic vs. trying to protect and vote for their friends.
The Circle: Season 1 Episode 9 “Instant Block” Recap/ ReviewIt’s a double-elimination episode! Can you guess the two people who get the boot?
The Circle: Season 1 Episode 8 “The Player I’m Saving Is” Recap/ ReviewAs we get the last person(s) who will join the circle, one of our catfishes reveal themselves in a group chat.
The Circle: Season 1 Episode 7 “Picking Teams” Recap/ ReviewSammie continues to pull on people’s heartstrings as two new players are introduced and the elimination process is remixed.
The Circle: Season 1 Episode 6 “Anonymous Trolling” Recap/ ReviewBetween someone getting eliminated and two people joining “The Circle,” someone gets played, and another has a sweet moment with the eliminated person.
The Circle: Season 1 Episode 5 “Sliding Into The DMs” Recap/ ReviewAfter playing it strategically for a while, Joey, during an anonymous game, starts throwing shots that lead to everyone getting nasty.
The Circle: Season 1 Episode 4 “Planting Doubt” Recap/ ReviewChris and Miranda open up, and a new catfish joins “The Circle.”
The Circle: Season 1 Episode 3 “There’s a Catfish Among Us” Recap/ ReviewIt’s time for another elimination and people getting to ask anonymous questions, some reveal more than others to stay in the running.
The Circle: Season 1 Episode 2 “Face-to-Face” | Recap/ ReviewAs we await a new member making themselves known, those who survived the first round get to reveal another side to themselves.
The Circle: Season 1 Episode 1 "Hello, Circle" – Series Premiere | Recap/ ReviewTaking a nod from social media, “The Circle” makes it so only a profile and chatbox allows you to influence your peers to win $100,000.

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 3

Calvin

Calvin's introduction30-year-old Calvin is a private chef training to be a firefighter, and his hometown is Miami, Florida.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Michelle

Michelle's profile

Michelle is a 52-year-old mom from Pacolet, South Carolina who works as an executive admin.

Additional Information

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Eliminated Episode 3

Keisha “Kai”

Kai's introduction

Keisha is a 30-year-old from Nashville, Tennesse who works in quality control and, because her dad was an FBI agent, she believes she has inherited a high bulls*** radar.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Kia noting she will throw someone under the boss, and pray for forgiveness later

Matthew

From Long Island, NY, Matthew is a health and fitness consultant who is masquerading as his best friend Ashley, who is 29 and an occupational therapist.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Ruksana

Ruksana The Circle Season 3 Episode 1 Circle Did You Miss Me Premiere

From Union, NJ, Ruksana is a 35-year-old woman who is Indian American, likes Jay-Z, is a mom, and is 4’4 due to having achondroplasia – a type of dwarfism.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Daniel

Daniel The Circle Season 3 Episode 1 Circle Did You Miss Me Premiere

From Palm Harbor, Florida, Daniel is a 20-year-old, self-described twink, who is Italian and working on his bachelor’s degree.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

The question isn’t who do I have the hots for, but has anyone got the hots for me?
— Daniel

Nick

Nick The Circle Season 3 Episode 1 Circle Did You Miss Me Premiere

An MIT grad who works at a big tech company, Nick deemphasizes who he is by posing as a drummer, highlighting his French Bulldog, and even shaves a year off his age.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Ava and Chanel

Ava and Chanel's introduction

25-year-old Ava and 42-year-old Chanel are sisters, and also they work together. Ava is a singer-songwriter and influencer, and Chanel manages her. But, speaking specifically about Ava, she is from LA and is religious and family-oriented.

Additional Information

Eliminated Episode 1 – But Brought Back To Masquerade As Any Other Cast Member, And They Chose Michelle

Quotes & Gifs

Sophia

Currently living in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, but originally from Alabama, Sophia is a 22-year-old student who is gay. Alongside that, she considers herself the ugly duckling of her family, so she is catfishing everyone as her older sister Isabella.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Rachel

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Rachel is a 24-year-old marketing manager at an ad agency who is using her best friend’s boyfriend as her profile.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

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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