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Our Kind of People Cast & Character Guide

by Amari
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Learn about FOX’s “Our Kind Of People,” including the latest information about its characters, organizations, locations, and more.


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

Title Card - Our Kind of People Season 1 Episode 1 Reparations [Premiere]

Network(s)FOX
Created or Developed ByKarin Gist
First Aired9/21/2021

Groups & Organizations

  • Graceties (1.1): A sisterhood that does charity work, amongst other things, which has a long and storied history of supporting the entrepreneurship of Black women.
  • Eve’s Crown (1.1): Angela’s business, named after her mom, which focuses on hair care – specifically Black women and their hair
  • Franklin Holdings (1.1): The Franklin family business which has shares and assets of over 150 companies.
  • Kingship (1.1): The male equivalent of the Graceties
  • Jack and Jill (1.1): The young adult equivalent of the Graceities and Kingship, which has many Graceties and Kingship kids interacting all the way back to their time in diapers.
  • Darmon (1.2): Jack and Raymond’s legacy company, founded by their great grandfathers that is 120 years old, and was nearly destroyed by Jack’s mismanagement.
    • Origins (1.9): The DuPont and Harmond family joined forces simply due to the DuPonts needing a guarantor for a loan and the Haarmond family being willing to offer that
  • Pretty Committee (1.4): Uncle Tizzie’s friends and associates who know how to liven up any situation when they arrive.,

Notable Locations & Items

  • Oak Bluffs (1.1): Where Our Kind of People takes place
  • Theodore Franklin University (1.2): A university named after Teddy
  • Edgartown (1.3): Where Tyrique lives and has made a name for himself
  • Steel Bay Prison (1.3): Where Nikki’s father is imprisoned.
  • Scpio (1.5): The DuPont Family legacy, which was found by their ancestor saving money from selling birds that were shot

Other Noteworthy Information

  • Grand Illumination Ball (1.1): One of the biggest events of the summer season that the Graceties host, and when new potential members learn if they made the cut or not.

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Eve (Ashley Nicole Blake)

Eve worried about something

Eve is Angela’s mom, Patricia’s sister, who is an aficionado in doing hair, and her knowledge was passed onto Angela and allowed her to build her business.

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Angela (Yaya DaCosta and Faith Bogle)

The founder of “Eve’s Crown,” Angela is an East Boston native who has made a career out of doing hair care and hopes to use the building her mother left her in order to make Oak Bluffs not only her new home but a place where she and her daughter, Nikki, can get a fresh start.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1 Episode 1 “Reparations”
  • Birthday (1.2): 3/4/1985
  • Debt (1.3): Her debt comprises 4 credit cards, default on her student loan for Howard, and a balloon payment on a small business loan she took out

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The thing about being small in number is that when you lose just one person, you really feel it.
— Angela (1.5)

Nikki (Alana Bright)

Nikki (Alana Bright) at one of Leah's parties

Nikki (Alana Bright)

Nikki is Angela’s 17-year-old daughter who got in trouble in Boston due to fighting and even needed her grandmother Eve to vouch for her to avoid jail time. But, in Nikki’s mind, her mother set her up by putting her in private schools and with the kind of people who live in Oak Bluffs who she doesn’t naturally mesh with.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1 Episode 1 “Reparations”
  • A Difficult Year (1.3):  The reason Nikki had a hard time last year was due to her grandmother dying, paired with someone making a colorist statement about Grandma Eve, thus leading Nikki to fight for Eve was Nikki’s best friend.
  • The Face of Eve’s Crown (1.3): She becomes the new face of “Eve’s Crown” after Leah objects to Eve’s face being on the bottle
  • Daddy Wasn’t There (1.3): Nikki was told her father and Angela had a one-night stand, hence why Nikki has never met him, and Angela claims she doesn’t know who he is. However, Nikki’s dad is in Steel Bay prison, which is why Nikki doesn’t know who her father is.
  • Goals (1.5): Wants to go to Spelman and become a novelist
  • Birthweight (1.7): 7 Pounds and 3 Ounces

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Aunt Patricia “Piggy” (Debbi Morgan)

Aunt Patricia (Debbi Morgan) on the beach

Aunt Patricia (Debbi Morgan)

Eve’s older sister, Aunt Patricia, currently operates as one of Angela’s closest friends and confidants and is always down for a good time.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1 Episode 1 “Reparations”
  • I Know Where The Bodies Are Buried (1.3): In 1984, she killed her ex, Darius, and Teddy helped cover it up by buying all the land around the site and made it seem it was to protect a migrant species
  • Addiction Story (1.9): Patricia, at one time, was addicted to crack and Darius was her dealer

Quotes & Gifs

Sometimes you find yourself living in a prison cell, one you didn’t even know you were in. But it is only when you see how small your life has become that you realize the bars around you, you put up yourself. And sometimes, the only way to get free is to be honest about how you got there in the first place.
— Aunt Piggy (1.10)

Leah Franklin-Dupont (Nadine Ellis and Sheridan Walker)

The newest president of the Graceties, a position her mother had, Leah is a woman who is far more than someone born into wealth. In her father’s company, Franklin Holdings, she is prepping for a takeover, and despite how she treats Angela at times, there is a desire to be fair and just. For after seeing how her father has handled things, Leah would prefer to not walk in his footsteps.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1 Episode 1 “Reparations”
  • Age (1.2): Was around 2 or 3 in 1984 according to Rose
    • Age Pt. 2 (1.2): Was 8 during the car trip to Boston
  • The Memory Of Cotilion Week (1.5): Met Raymond during her Cotilion, which was around the time The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill came out.

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Lauren (Rhyon Nicole Brown)

Lauren (Rhyon Nicole Brown) disgusted by Nikki

Lauren (Rhyon Nicole Brown)

Lauren is Leah and Raymond’s daughter, who is a bit stuck up, potentially whiny, and also hiding the fact she is queer since she believes the community she lives in wouldn’t accept it.

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I’d rather break a nail than be broken.
— Lauren (1.6)

Quincy (Kyle Bary)

Taylor (Nicole Chanel Williams), Quincy (Kyle Bary), and Lauren (Rhyon Nicole Brown) at one of Leah's parties

Taylor (Nicole Chanel Williams), Quincy (Kyle Bary), and Lauren (Rhyon Nicole Brown)

Quincy is Lauren’s brother, Leah and Raymond’s son, who is into basketball and parties.

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Teddy (Joe Morton and CJ Williams)

Leah’s father, and both Raymond’s father-in-law and boss, Teddy sees himself as the latest head of an empire started by Leah’s great grandparents. But, to build up Franklin Holdings’ portfolio, Teddy has done what it takes, which includes making moves and decisions that created vulnerabilities.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1 Episode 1 “Reparations”
  • Kingship (1.2): Was inducted in 1984
  • Diagnosis (1.3): He has Parkinson’s
  • Oh Brother Of Mine (1.4): Teddy formerly had a brother, Louis Franklin Jr., who was a Black Panther and murdered
  • Birthday (1.8): Is summer baby

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Getting by is the devil’s playground. It’s not the right place to be.
— Teddy (1.8)

Raymond (Morris Chestnut)

Raymond (Morris Chestnut) during a Kingship ceremony

Raymond (Morris Chestnut)

Raymond is Leah’s husband, son of Olivia, who doesn’t necessarily have the best relationship with Leah or Quincy. However, he is trying to make an effort to fix that.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1 Episode 1 “Reparations”
  • Other Organizations (1.3): Is a Nupe (aka Kappa Alpha Psi)
  • Nickname (1.4): Nickname is Mr. Exclusive due to his ability to get a hold of rare items

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Taylor (Nicole Chanel Williams)

Taylor (Nicole Chanel Williams), Quincy (Kyle Bary), and Lauren (Rhyon Nicole Brown) at one of Leah's parties

Taylor (Nicole Chanel Williams), Quincy (Kyle Bary), and Lauren (Rhyon Nicole Brown)

Taylor was one of the first people of the Jack and Jill club to potentially befriend Nikki, without self-serving intentions, or so it appeared.

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Josephine (Raven Goodwin)

Josephine (Raven Goodwin) with her hand on her hips

Josephine (Raven Goodwin)

Josephine is one of Angela’s best friends and is a district attorney who helps Angela gain access to the Graceties and even nominates her for the organization.

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Olivia (L. Scott Caldwell)

Olivia (L. Scott Caldwell) greeting her son and his family

Olivia (L. Scott Caldwell)

Olivia is Raymond’s mother, who is a bit hard on Leah, mainly since Leah is taking her role as the Graceties president. Though, alongside being president of the Graceties, Olivia is also a bit of a sleuth and likely will evolve into a pain in Angela’s side as she continues to reveal the truth about Eve and her history in Oak Bluffs.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1 Episode 1 “Reparations”
  • Generational Beef (1.9): Has issues with Olivia due to her mother, Eve, being the reason her then-husband, Vernon, lost faith in her business acumen and judgement.

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Change is not always progress.
— Olivia (1.5)

Rose (Susan Spain and Alexa Rachelle Jennings)

Rose is Leah’s mother, Teddy’s wife (or maybe ex-wife at this point), who lives in the Bluffside Assisted Living facility due to her having cognitive issues. Mind you, not the kind that has diminished her memories, but rather which makes her difficult to control or has caused her to lack inhibitions.

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Jack Harmon (Jeff Hephner)

Jack (Jeff Hephner) talking to Raymond

Jack (Jeff Hephner)

Raymond’s childhood friend, who co-owns, or once did, Darmon, a 120-year-old company founded by his and Raymond’s great grandfathers. However, over the course of one year, Jack weakened the company to the point of Teddy Franklin being able to put it under his umbrella.

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Tyrique (Lance Gross)

Tyrique (Lance Gross) flirting with Angela

Tyrique (Lance Gross)

A contractor with an eye for Angela, whose education and a portion of his life was financed by Teddy, after Tyrique’s father, a member of Teddy’s security team, took a bullet for him.

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Uncle Tizzie (Alex Newell)

Uncle Tizzie (Alex Newell) talking to Nikki

Uncle Tizzie (Alex Newell)

Uncle Tizzie is one of Angela’s friends who comes by to visit for her grand opening.

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Alex Rivera (Melissa De Sousa)

Alex (Melissa De Sousa) meeting with Raymond

Alex (Melissa De Sousa)

A noted financial reporter, and Raymond’s ex-wife, that he hopes will work with him in taking down Teddy Franklin.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 4 “Crabs In A Gold Plated Barrel”
  • Career Highlights (1.6): She has two Emmys and a high rated news program
  • Gracetie (1.6): Is part of the Manhattan Chapter
  • Background (1.6): She is the daughter of immigrants who were fishermen
  • Alumni (1.7): Is a HU Alumni

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Nate (McKinley Freeman)

Nate (McKinley Freeman) in his cell

Nate (McKinley Freeman)

Nikki’s father who has been in prison for at least 17 years.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 4 “Crabs In A Gold Plated Barrel” 
  • Background (1.5): He met Angela in college (Howard University) and went to jail due to being an accessory to the murder of a security guard, while he was boosting electronics
    • Further Information (1.7): He was 18
  • When Did He Go (1.7): When Nikki was 8 months
  • Weight (1.7): Nate is 175
  • Age (1.7): He is around 35

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Calvin Chapman (TBD)

Calvin is Tyrique’s father, who was a bodyguard and collected rents for Teddy. Because of this, the original story is that he was shot while serving an eviction notice, but Teddy changes the story and says Calvin killed himself.

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Jackie (Kay-Megan Washington)

 

Jackie is the head of custodial operations in the Franklin household and is familiar with both Calvin, Patricia, and her ex Darius.

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Louis (BJ Britt)

Louis (BJ Britt) greeting his brother

Louis (BJ Britt)

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Sloane (Ahmarie Holmes)

Sloane (Ahmarie Holmes) talking to Quincy

Sloane (Ahmarie Holmes)

Sloane is Jackie’s granddaughter who is seeing Quincy.

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Giselle Hilgard (Lisa Arrindell)

Giselle (Lisa Arrindell) being greeted by Angela

Giselle (Lisa Arrindell)

Giselle is a venture capitalist who is a managing partner at her firm, a contributor editor at Essence, and her great grandmother found a Graceties chapter.

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