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A character guide for Hulu’s “Reasonable Doubt,” including character descriptions, names of actors, quotes from the series, 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

Network(s) Hulu
Created By Raamla Mohamed
Based On N/A
First Aired September 27, 2022
Executive Produced By Raamla Mohamed, Pilar Savone, Larry Wilmore, and Kerry Washington
Showrunner(s) Raamla Mohamed

Groups & Organizations

  • Binder, Hurwitz, and Stewart (1.1): The law firm where Jax and Rich work at
  • Clout (1.1): Brayden Miller’s liquor company

Notable Locations & Items

  • California (1.1): Where the show takes place
  • First A.M.E. (1.2): Damon, Lewis, Fallon, and Jax’s church that Pastor Thurston’s preaches at
  • Cooke and Sons Autobody (1.4): Damon and CJ’s family autobody shop

Terminology

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Other Noteworthy Information

  • 2007 (1.5): When Damon and Jax meet, and she handles his trial; when Sally gets married; and around the time Shanelle meets JT
  • High School Reunion (1.6): It has been 25 years since Jax and her friends were in high school

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Jacqueline “Jax” Stewart (Emayatzy Corinealdi) & 1996 Jackie (Nyaling Marenah)

Jax Stewart is a defense attorney for Binder, Hurwitz, and Stewart and was formerly a public defender. She is separated from her husband, Lewis Stewart, and has two children, Spenser and Naima, with him.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Ruby in “Middle of Nowhere,” Vanessa in “Beats,” and Brina in “Addicted.”
  • What Inspired Her To Become A Lawyer (1.5): Jax became a lawyer for she knows what it is like to not be believed or heard. Also, with other dad being an addict, who has gone through jail and rehab, alongside a failed system, she wants to be an advocate.
  • Her Sign (1.7): She is a Virgo
  • Age (1.8): 16 in 1996

Quotes

Melanin over money all day.
— Jax (1.4)

Damon Cooke (Michael Ealy)

Damon Cooke (Michael Ealy) reminding Jax about her letter about loving criminals
“Damon Cooke (Michael Ealy) reminding Jax about her letter about loving criminals,” Reasonable Doubt, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” directed by Kerry Washington, 2022, (Hulu)

For over 16 years, Damon has been in prison for a murder he didn’t do, and because of that, he lost his 30s and all the monumental moments of history. But, tired of waiting for evidence to clear him, Damon is ready to confess if it means parole.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Dominic in “Think Like a Man,” Beau Willie in “For Colored Girls,” and Reed Broderick in “Bel-Air”
  • Locked Up (1.1): Sometime around October 27, 2007, even though Damon says he hasn’t seen Jax, his public defender, in 16 years, 5 months, and 22 days
  • Family History (1.5): While Damon’s dad was an upstanding man, his mom was an addict who’d steal from the family, and after she overdosed, it took his father nearly his entire life to recover what she took.

Quotes

[…] we choose what we believe and what we give energy to is up to us.
— Damon (1.4)

Lewis Stewart (McKinley Freeman)

Lewis Stewart (McKinley Freeman) and Jax realizing their son is an ass
“Lewis Stewart (McKinley Freeman) and Jax realizing their son is an ass,” Reasonable Doubt, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” directed by Kerry Washington, 2022, (Hulu)

For now, Lewis is Jax’s husband and is quite beloved by their kids and her family. Her mother especially dotes on him like Jax is her daughter-in-law and not her blood relative. But, when not trying to salvage his marriage, Lewis works on designing video games.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Dominic in “Queen Sugar,” Nate in “Our Kind of People,” and Derek Roman in “Hit The Floor.”

Quotes

I’m not asking you to change, I’m asking you to grow.
— Lewis (1.7)

Spenser Stewart (Thaddeus J. Mixson)

Naima and Spenser Stewart (Thaddeus J. Mixson) at breakfast
“Naima and Spenser Stewart (Thaddeus J. Mixson) at breakfast,” Reasonable Doubt, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” directed by Kerry Washington, 2022, (Hulu)

Spenser is Lewis and Jax’s oldest child, only son, and he is getting to that age where he is starting to smell himself and give Jax a whole lot of lip.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: A role in “Creed III”

Quotes

Naima Stewart (Aderinsola Olabode)

Naima Stewart (Aderinsola Olabode) talking about doing Tik Tok videos with her mom
“Naima Stewart (Aderinsola Olabode) talking about doing Tik Tok videos with her mom,” Reasonable Doubt, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” directed by Kerry Washington, 2022, (Hulu)

Naima is Jax and Lewis’ youngest and their daughter, who is still very sweet and adorable.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: N/A – First Major Role
  • Age (1.3): She is ten

Quotes

Autumn Owens (Tiffany Yvonne Cox)

Autumn Owens (Tiffany Yvonne Cox) questioning Shanelle's thought process
“Autumn Owens (Tiffany Yvonne Cox) questioning Shanelle’s thought process,” Reasonable Doubt, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” directed by Kerry Washington, 2022, (Hulu)

Autumn is part of Jax’s friend group and even is her self-proclaimed best friend.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Gina in “Dead To Me,” Allison in “Santa Clarita Diet,” and Eileen in “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Quotes

Shanelle Tucker (Shannon Kane)

Shanelle Tucker (Shannon Kane) at a brunch with Jax
“Shanelle Tucker (Shannon Kane) at a brunch with Jax,” Reasonable Doubt, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” directed by Kerry Washington, 2022, (Hulu)

Shanelle, Sally’s cousin, has no problem letting people know her husband is cheating on her, and according to Autumn, she has been trying to be Jax’s best friend since the 10th grade.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Samantha in “Terror Lake Drive,” Sabine Laurent in “The Originals,” Natalia Fowler in “All My Children” and Kimberly in “Madea’s Big Happy Family.”
  • Children (1.7): Has a daughter with JT

Quotes

You push away the people that know you best because you don’t like to be seen.
— Shanelle (1.8)

I’m sorry that you’ve had so much trauma in your life that you have to create it even when it’s not there.
— Shanelle (1.8)

Sally Braswell (Nefetari Spencer)

Sally Braswell (Nefetari Spencer) enjoying brunch, but not fond of how early it is
“Sally Braswell (Nefetari Spencer) enjoying brunch, but not fond of how early it is,” Reasonable Doubt, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” directed by Kerry Washington, 2022, (Hulu)

Despite what Autumn says, Sally is likely Jax’s best friend, and while Sally is a psychologist and sometimes does make Jax feel she is being analyzed, she is her go-to when she wants to relax.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Keisha in “South Side.”

Quotes

Mama Lu (Pauletta Washington) & 1996 Mama Lu (Candice Renee)

Mama Lu is Jax’s mother, who has a history of not being in her corner, no matter the circumstances.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Miss Ella Chishilm in “She’s Gotta Have It.”
  • Resume (1.3): Was a legal secretary for 23 years

Quotes

Paul Matthews (Chris Doubek) & 1996 Paul (Peter Lindstedt)

Paul is Jax’s stepfather, who is notably sober, and seems to have a sordid past with Jax.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Paul in “Love, Victor.”
  • Sobriety (1.5): As of 2007, he was 10 years sober

Quotes

Brayden James Miller (Sean Patrick Thomas)

Brayden Miller (Sean Patrick Thomas) talking to Rich and Jax about his situation
“Brayden Miller (Sean Patrick Thomas) talking to Rich and Jax about his situation,” Reasonable Doubt, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” directed by Kerry Washington, 2022, (Hulu)

Brayden is a man who came from humble beginnings and is now on track to become a billionaire if he can sell his liquor brand, Clout, and deal with a recent sexual assault/ murder accusation.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Solomon Vessida in “Ringer,” Corey Johnson in “For All Mankind,” Detective Temple Page in “The District,” Jimmy in “Barbershop,” and Derek in “Save The Last Dance.”
  • Little Brother and Wife (1.2): In a moment of honesty, maybe even vulnerability, Brayden reveals he had a little brother who, like him, was talented in basketball, but with his brother taller, and 5 years younger, he was a beast. He had the height and skill, but a stray bullet ended his life. As for his wife? He loves Sarah because she loved him before he had money. So while he had an affair, there is still this love for the woman who knew him when he had nothing.

Quotes

I don’t like being seen and you saw me, all the parts. I got enough mirrors in my house. I didn’t need another one staring back at me.
— Brayden (1.8)

Kaleesha Moore (Perri Camper)

Kaleesha Moore (Perri Camper) listening to Rich pitch Brayden's NDA
“Kaleesha Moore (Perri Camper) listening to Rich pitch Brayden’s NDA,” Reasonable Doubt, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” directed by Kerry Washington, 2022, (Hulu)

Kaleesha is the former executive vice president of sales and branding at Clout until Brayden fired her when their affair was no longer advantageous for him. She hit him with a claim of sexual assault, which she was ready to bring to the public before Clout was set to go public, and in return, he offered an N.D.A. and $12 million. However, before a single payment was issued, she was killed.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Delores Cornelius in “American Soul.”
  • Alma Matter (1.7): Went to Spelman to Stanford

Quotes

Devin MacDonald (Jamie Jones)

Devin MacDonald (Jamie Jones) processing Jax's legal counsel
“Devin MacDonald (Jamie Jones) processing Jax’s legal counsel,” Reasonable Doubt, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” directed by Kerry Washington, 2022, (Hulu)

Devin MacDonald is one of Jax’s a-list clients who she keeps out of trouble.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Eddie Hollenbock in “The Rookie,” and Len Bias in “Snowfall.”

Quotes

Will (Toby Onwumere)

Will (Toby Onwumere)
“Will (Toby Onwumere),” Reasonable Doubt, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” directed by Kerry Washington, 2022, (Hulu)

Will is a security guard Lewis hires to watch over Jax’s house since he has moved out. However, as Lewis finds out, Will doesn’t just watch over the house.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Capheus Onyango in “Sense8,” and Kai on “Empire.”

Quotes

Rich Reed (Christopher Cassarino)

Rich Reed (Christopher Cassarino) talking to a client
“Rich Reed (Christopher Cassarino) talking to a client,” Reasonable Doubt, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” directed by Kerry Washington, 2022, (Hulu)

Rich Reed is one of the lawyers at Jax’s firm who mainly handles contracts and litigation. Also, it seems he was a bit of a b**** in the past. Now, he is just your average suck-up.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Dr. Ed Nottingham in “New Amsterdam,” Henri Landwirth in “The Right Stuff” and Billy Wasko in “The Photograph.”

Quotes

Krystal Walters (Angela Grovey)

Krystal (Angela Grovey) doing her morning check-in with Jax
“Krystal (Angela Grovey) doing her morning check-in with Jax,” Reasonable Doubt, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” directed by Kerry Washington, 2022, (Hulu)

Krystal is Jax’s assistant who doesn’t sugar coat things, suck up – none of that. She treats Jax like she is her equal more often than not.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Can’t Knock The Hustle”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Earla in “Joyful Noise.”

Quotes

Daniel (Tim Jo)

Daniel (Tim Jo) having small talk with Jax
“Daniel (Tim Jo) having small talk with Jax,” Reasonable Doubt, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” directed by Kerry Washington, 2022, (Hulu)

Daniel is Jax’s go-to investigator, who isn’t that fond of Krystal.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Family Feud”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Alex Chang in “Glory Daze,” Reggie Jackson in “The Neighbors” Steve Pomeranz in “For All Mankind,” Jae-won Yoo in “This Is Us,” and Eliot in “Pitch.”
  • Siblings (1.7): Notes he has a sister

Quotes

Fallon Stephens (Aries Sanders)

Fallon Stephens (Aries Sanders) talking to Jax at church
“Fallon Stephens (Aries Sanders) talking to Jax at church,” Reasonable Doubt, “Family Feud,” directed by Pete Chatmon, 2022, (Hulu)

Fallon is Kaleesha’s cousin who, despite Kaleesha having a long degree, she brings with her to meet Rich regarding the N.D.A. Brayden wants signed.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Family Feud”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Adult Tiffany in “This Is Us,” and Bomb Squad Command in “Breaking.”

Quotes

Terrence Stewart (Anthony Chatmon II)

Terrence Stewart (Anthony Chatmon II) performing with his band
“Terrence Stewart (Anthony Chatmon II) performing with his band,” Reasonable Doubt, “Family Feud,” directed by Pete Chatmon, 2022, (Hulu)

Lewis’s brother, Terrence lives out in Philly with his husband Jason and works as a singer/songwriter.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Family Feud”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Kenny in “The Jenkins Family Christmas.”

Quotes

Jason (Jeris Dupree)

Jason (Jeris Dupree) having a meal with his husband and in-laws
“Jason (Jeris Dupree) having a meal with his husband and in-laws,” Reasonable Doubt, “Family Feud,” directed by Pete Chatmon, 2022, (Hulu)

Jason is Terrence’s husband.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Family Feud”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Paul in “Queer as Folk (2022).”

Quotes

Pastor Thurston (Barry Brisco)

Pastor Thurston (Barry Brisco) and Fallon talking to Jax about her potentially helping Fallon
“Pastor Thurston (Barry Brisco) and Fallon talking to Jax about her potentially helping Fallon,” Reasonable Doubt, “Family Feud,” directed by Pete Chatmon, 2022, (Hulu)

Pastor Thurston is the pastor for First A.M.E. church, where Jax’s family and Damon go most Sundays.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Family Feud”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: RuPaul (Voice) in “Celebrity Deathmatch,” and Harry on “Lucifer.”

Quotes

Detective Samuel Charles (Anthony Fanelli)

Detective Samuel Charles (Anthony Fanelli) prepping to ask Ryan and Fallon some questions
“Detective Samuel Charles (Anthony Fanelli) prepping to ask Ryan and Fallon some questions,” Reasonable Doubt, “Family Feud,” directed by Pete Chatmon, 2022, (Hulu)

Detective Charles is investigating Khaleesa’s murder.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Family Feud”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Joe in “Party of Five,” and Beale in “S.W.A.T.”
  • Experience (1.3): Has been on the force for 12 years

Quotes

Ryan Moore (Christian Keyes)

Ryan Moore (Christian Keyes) trying to process his wife being dead
“Ryan Moore (Christian Keyes) trying to process his wife being dead,” Reasonable Doubt, “Family Feud,” directed by Pete Chatmon, 2022, (Hulu)

Ryan is Kaleesha’s husband she cheated on.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Family Feud”
  • Other Productions You May Know The Actor For: Raphael Damascus in “All The Queen’s Men,” Robin Taylor in “All Rise” Sonny in “Madea Goes to Jail,” Troy in “Let’s Stay Together” Slim in “The Man in 3B” and Nathan in “The Boys.”
  • Occupation (1.6): He is a college professor who is supposed to be on a tenure track

Quotes

Sarah Miller (Brooke Lyons)

Sarah Miller (Brooke Lyons) dealing with her husband's affair
“Sarah Miller (Brooke Lyons) dealing with her husband’s affair,” Reasonable Doubt, “99 Problems,” directed by Neema Barnette, 2022, (Hulu)

Sarah is Brayden’s wife who, as she notes, had money and a whole career before she met him, but to fit into his world, became the good wife holding him down.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 3
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Eden Ellery in “The Affair”
  • Work (1.4): Works on a foundation that helps battered shelters
  • Father’s Business (1.4): Her father works for the largest data corporation
  • Marriage Length (1.8): 15 years

Quotes

Theo James (Paul Fox)

Theo James (Paul Fox) talking bad about Jax
“Theo James (Paul Fox) talking bad about Jax,” Reasonable Doubt, “99 Problems,” directed by Neema Barnette, 2022, (Hulu)

Theo is Clout’s COO, and also someone who is a bit racist.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In:  Season 1/ Episode 3
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Dr. Jeff Goodwin in “The Royal,” Marcus Fagen in “Starhunter,” and Young Doctor in “Westworld”
  • Association With Marcus (1.6): Theo has known Marcus since they were 18
    • Where They Meet (1.8): At Columbia

Quotes

Morgan Stephens (Erin Croom)

Morgan Stephens (Erin Croom) and her boyfriend
“Morgan Stephens (Erin Croom) and her boyfriend,” Reasonable Doubt, “99 Problems,” directed by Neema Barnette, 2022, (Hulu)

Morgan is a member of Kaleesha’s family, who she took in when she was on hard times.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 3
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Lorna Avery in “Long Slow Exhale”
  • Daughter (1.7): She is Fallon’s daughter

Quotes

Mike Ortiz (Victor Rasuk)

Mike Ortiz (Victor Rasuk) after talking to Fallon
“Mike Ortiz (Victor Rasuk) after talking to Fallon,” Reasonable Doubt, “99 Problems,” directed by Neema Barnette, 2022, (Hulu)

Mike is the DA trying Brayden’s case.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 3
  • The Actor Is Also Known For Playing: Disco in “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” Daniel Garcia in “The Baker and the Beauty” and Jose in “Fifty Shades Freed”

Quotes

CJ Cook (Eugene Byrd)

Damon and CJ (Eugene Byrd) at the family's auto shop
“Damon and CJ (Eugene Byrd) at the family’s auto shop,” Reasonable Doubt, “Guilty Till Proven Innocent,” directed by Darren Grant, 2022, (Hulu)

CJ is Damon’s brother who is courting trouble by getting into some illegal activity to keep their father’s auto business afloat.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 4
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Oscar in “Exception” and Dr. Clark Edison in “Bones”

Quotes

Jamarion “JT” Tucker (Christopher Mychael Watson)

Jamarion (Christpher Mychael Watson) at a social event he is hosting
“Jamarion (Christopher Mychael Watson) at a social event he is hosting,” Reasonable Doubt, “Guilty Till Proven Innocent,” directed by Darren Grant, 2022, (Hulu)

Jamarion, aka “JT,” was an all-pro football star that now focuses on his “Peace on These Streets” organization

Additional Information

Quotes

Langston Miller (Easton von der Lieth) & Lana Miller (Sunday Curry)

Langston (Easton von der Lieth) and Lana (Sunday Curry) wondering if their dad is a killer
“Langston (Easton von der Lieth) and Lana (Sunday Curry) wondering if their dad is a killer,” Reasonable Doubt, “Guilty Till Proven Innocent,” directed by Darren Grant, 2022, (Hulu)

Langston and Lana are Brayden and Sarah’s children.

Additional Information

Quotes

Rafael Coleman (Ryan Richmond)

Rafael Coleman (Ryan Richmond) snitching on Damon to save his neck
“Rafael Coleman (Ryan Richmond) snitching on Damon to save his neck,” Reasonable Doubt, ” So Ambitious,” directed by Sylvain White, 2022, (Hulu)

Rafael is Damon’s former best friend and was the co-defendant for the Kevin Chapman murder trial that led to Damon spending more than a decade in prison. Specifically, because Rafael turned on him to get a lighter sentence.

Additional Information

Quotes

Toni (Tristan Cunningham)

Toni (Tristan Cunningham) teasing Lewis for not calling her yet
“Toni (Tristan Cunningham) teasing Lewis for not calling her yet,” Reasonable Doubt, “N**** What, N**** Who?,” directed by Carl Seaton, 2022, (Hulu)

Toni is recently divorced, looking to mingle and get her back blown out.

Additional Information

Quotes

Chris (Johnath Davis)

Lewis and Chris (Johnath David) at JT's party
“Lewis and Chris (Johnath David) at JT’s party,” Reasonable Doubt, “N**** What, N**** Who?,” directed by Carl Seaton, 2022, (Hulu)

Chris is Sally’s husband and one of the few in the friend group with no obvious toxic traits.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 7
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Phillip in “Maya and Her Lover” and Trench in “Power Book II: Ghost”

Quotes

What you don’t see, you can’t lie about.
— Chris (1.7)

Dorothy (Rosalyn Sidewater)

Dorothy (Rosalyn Sidewater) on the witness stand
“Dorothy (Rosalyn Sidewater) on the witness stand,” Reasonable Doubt, “Song Cry,” directed by Numa Perrier, 2022, (Hulu)

Dorothy is Brayden’s mother

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 8
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Sandra Williams in “Lincol Heights” and Ma-Ma in “Luv U Cuz

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