A reference guide for Hulu’s “Tell Me Lies,” including character descriptions, names of actors, quotes from the series, and more.


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A character guide for Hulu’s “Tell Me Lies,” based on Carola Lovering’s novel. Included are character descriptions, names of actors, quotes from the series, and more.

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General Information

Network(s) Hulu
Created By Carola Lovering (Novel) & Meaghan Oppenheimer (TV Series)
Based On Tell Me Lies: A Novel by Carola Lovering
First Aired 9/7/2022
Executive Produced By Meaghan Oppenheimer, Emma Roberts, Karah Preiss, Matthew Matruski, Shannon Gibson, Samantha Schlaifer, Laura Lewis, Stephanie Noonan, and Jonathan Levine
Showrunner(s) Meaghan Oppenheimer and Jackson White

Groups & Organizations

  • Theta Mu (1.6): One of the sororities that throw epic parties
  • Aca Owls (1.8): Baird College’s acapella group, which is led by Diana

Notable Locations & Items

  • Baird College (1.1): Where the majority go to school
    • Tier (1.6): Per Stephen, the school is tier two, regarding sports
  • Bayville, Long Island (1.1): Where Macy and Stephen are from
  • Cold Springs Harbor (1.1): Where Lucy is from
  • Cosette (1.7): A bowling ball that Evan, Wrigley, and Stephen have been trying to crack for three years

Terminology

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Other Noteworthy Information

  • 9/2007 (1.1): When the past events begin during Lucy’s freshman year
  • 6/2015 (1.1): When Bree and Evan are getting married
  • Card Game (1.7): Pulling a four leads you to yell “Whores,” 5 triggers a game of “Never Have I Ever,” and Jack allows you to create a rule everyone, or someone, is subject to
  • 5/2008 (1.10): The point where season 1 ends, regarding what’s happening in the past

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Lucy Albright (Grace Van Patten)

Lucy (Grace Van Patten) looking over at Macy, who seems to understand her like they've known each other their whole lives
“Lucy (Grace Van Patten) looking over at Macy, who seems to understand her like they’ve known each other their whole lives,” Tell Me Lies, “Lightning Strikes,” directed by Jonathan Levine, 2022, (Hulu)

Thanks to her dad, Lucy has a love for travel, and at Baird, she majors in English with the long-term goal of becoming a travel writer. But, while sure of her career, her personal life is a whole other thing. Why? Well, if you go by her mother CJ, among a few others, it is because she can be a bit icy and unfeeling. Though when you have a mother who likes to manipulate your emotions, you’d come off icy and distant too.

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Bree (Catherine Missal)

Bree (Catherine Missal) revealing Macy died
“Bree (Catherine Missal) revealing Macy died,” Tell Me Lies, “Lightning Strikes,” directed by Jonathan Levine, 2022, (Hulu)

Bree is one of Lucy’s friends that she met at Baird, who lived across the hall and was so sugary sweet, and innocent. Still is in modern times, but through going out together, Lucy knows Bree can s*** talk and show a dark side if she needs or wants to.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Lightning Strikes”
  • Upbringing (1.4): She grew up in the foster system
    • Long Story Short (1.7): Bree was partly raised by a single mom who couldn’t take care of her, so she lived with her grandmother till she died. She then returned to her mom, who still couldn’t raise her, so she ended up in two good foster homes and one bad one. As for where her mom is now? She assumingly is working retail.
    • Origin (1.10): Mainly Patterson, NJ

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Pippa (Sonia Mena)

Pippa (Sonia Mena) meeting Lucy for the first time
“Pippa (Sonia Mena) meeting Lucy for the first time,” Tell Me Lies, “Lightning Strikes,” directed by Jonathan Levine, 2022, (Hulu)

Pippa is Bree’s roommate in college who generally liked to play the role of the fun one and sometimes the tactless one. Though, alongside that role, she likes to push the idea of not getting attached or too invested in any guy the ladies see, likely because of past relationship trauma.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Lightning Strikes”
  • Freaky (1.6): Per Wrigley, she enjoys porn and even being ejaculated on
  • Ethnic Background (1.8): She is Hispanic
  • Backstory (1.8): Pippa explains to Charlie that she was pretty much alone since the first grade and since her parents never moved, she was stuck. So, AIM is where she got some form of socialization, but during her junior year, she felt connected to some guy she virtually met only to learn she was being pranked. But, to make matters worse, the messages were posted throughout the school, thus her transferring senior year and in college, creating a new persona. One in which Pippa was the cool and sexy girl who is really people-pleasing. When in reality, her first sexual experience was in the common room, on a couch, with Wrigley.

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Wrigley (Spencer House)

Wrigley (Spencer House) at Evan and Bree's wedding rehearsal
“Wrigley (Spencer House) at Evan and Bree’s wedding rehearsal,” Tell Me Lies, “Lightning Strikes,” directed by Jonathan Levine, 2022, (Hulu)

Wrigley is a junior at Baird and a star football player (specifically quarterback). He also, in the past, is seeing Pippa and does his best to take care of his younger brother Wrigley. But balancing those three things and his studies, especially considering he has a learning disability, is sometimes hard.

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Evan (Brenden Cook)

Evan (Branden Cook) asking Lucy to give Wrigley grace
“Evan (Branden Cook) asking Lucy to give Wrigley grace,” Tell Me Lies, “Lightning Strikes,” directed by Jonathan Levine, 2022, (Hulu)

Evan is Stephen’s rich roommate who is more chill than Wrigley and nowhere near as conniving as Stephen.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Lightning Strikes”
  • Father’s Legacy (1.4): Father’s dad is a genius, which makes Evan not knowing what he wants to do complicated
    • Dad’s Invention (1.7): Evan’s dad invented slimy hands (that you throw and sticks to places)
  • Last Relationship (1.7): Was 2 years
  • Drunk Type (1.7): Is a truth-telling drunk

Quotes

There’s a difference between being oblivious and choosing to ignore things.
— Evan (1.6)

Stephen DeMarco (Jackson White)

Stephen (Jackson White) spotting Lucy for the first time
“Stephen (Jackson White) spotting Lucy for the first time,” Tell Me Lies, “Lightning Strikes,” directed by Jonathan Levine, 2022, (Hulu)

With growing up on the poor side of town and not having much growing up, Stephen’s goal in college is to become a lawyer to make the kind of money to prevent his adulthood from mirroring his childhood. But, with a mother who has no issues dragging him into a negative mental state and trying to juggle two women, Stephen has a lot going on.

However, taking note that he loves to manipulate the two women he is interested in, Diana and Lucy, don’t feel too bad for this bad boy.

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Macy Campbell (Lily McInerny)

Macy (Lily McInerny) relating to Lucy
“Macy (Lily McInerny) relating to Lucy,” Tell Me Lies, “Lightning Strikes,” directed by Jonathan Levine, 2022, (Hulu)

Macy is Lucy’s roommate, who is from the same town Stephen is, but from the wealthier side of town. Most would consider her sweet, but not to the level Bree is.

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Drew (Benjamin Wadsworth)

Macy, Drew (Benjamin Wadsworth) and Wrigley at a party
“Macy, Drew (Benjamin Wadsworth) and Wrigley at a party,” Tell Me Lies, “Lightning Strikes,” directed by Jonathan Levine, 2022, (Hulu)

Drew is Wrigley’s younger brother, who he adores to pieces

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Diana Linder (Alicia Crowder)

Diana (Alicia Crowder) talking to Stephen about the dissolution of their relationship
“Diana (Alicia Crowder) talking to Stephen about the dissolution of their relationship,” Tell Me Lies, “Lightning Strikes,” directed by Jonathan Levine, 2022, (Hulu)

Diana is Stephen’s ex, who is heavily into philanthropy, especially through her sorority, and is probably one of the few people Stephen hangs around whose intelligence matches or surpasses him. At least regarding book knowledge.

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Quotes

You’re only out of options because you’ve decided that you are.
— Diana (1.10)

CJ (Jessica Capshaw)

CJ (Jessica Capshaw) asking why Lucy broke up with her boyfriend
“CJ (Jessica Capshaw) asking why Lucy broke up with her boyfriend,” Tell Me Lies, “Lightning Strikes,” directed by Jonathan Levine, 2022, (Hulu)

CJ is Lucy’s mom, who has a complicated relationship with her daughter and often uses Lucy’s dad, and what he’d want and expect from her to manipulate her.

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Professor Schultz (Mark Cabus)

Professor Schultz (Mark Cabus) addressing Stephen
“Professor Schultz (Mark Cabus) addressing Stephen,” Tell Me Lies, ” We Don’t Touch, We Collide,” directed by Erin Feeley, 2022, (Hulu)

Professor Schultz is the instructor for Diana and Stephen in one of their classes.

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Melissa (Jacinte Blankenship)

Melissa is Wrigley’s counselor who is trying to keep him academically eligible to stay on the football team.

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Tim (Tyriq Withers)

Tim (Tyriq Withers) dressed as a priest for halloween
“Tim (Tyriq Withers) dressed as a priest for Halloween,” Tell Me Lies, “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket,” directed by Sam Boyd, 2022, (Hulu)

Tim is within Wrigley and Stephen’s circle and becomes the man who is Bree’s first sex partner.

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Max (Edmund Donovan)

Max (Edmund Donovan) at his family's bar talking to Lucy
“Max (Edmund Donovan) at his family’s bar talking to Lucy,” Tell Me Lies, “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket,” directed by Sam Boyd, 2022, (Hulu)

An army veteran who works as the bartender at his dad’s restaurant, Max becomes an alternative to Stephen for Lucy.

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Nora (Katey Segal)

Nora (Katey Segal) at a fancy restaurant with her kids
“Nora (Katey Segal) at a fancy restaurant with her kids,” Tell Me Lies, “Merry F*cking Christmas,” directed by Sam Boyd, 2022, (Hulu)

Nora is the mother of Stephen and his siblings, who is a bit of a narcissist and the source of the worst parts of Stephen we see. But, in her defense, being a single mom is hard, and not everyone can do it with a smile.

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Georgia (Kennedy McMann)

Georgia is Lucy’s sister.

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Sadie (Alayna Hester)

Sadie (Alayna Hester) picking up Stephen
“Sadie (Alayna Hester) picking up Stephen,” Tell Me Lies, “Merry F*cking Christmas,” directed by Sam Boyd, 2022, (Hulu)

Sadie is Stephen’s teenage little sister who is counting the days until she can leave Nora’s household.

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Vince (Cody Ray Lee)

Vince (Cody Ray Lee) greeting his brother
“Vince (Cody Ray Lee) greeting his brother,” Tell Me Lies, “Merry F*cking Christmas,” directed by Sam Boyd, 2022, (Hulu)

Vince is Stephen’s older brother who is more lenient with their mother and tries to appease her, thus making Vince on of Nora’s favorites, even if he isn’t a challenge.

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Lydia (Natalee Linez)

Lydia (Natalee Linez) wantign to hear more about Stephen
“Lydia (Natalee Linez) wanting to hear more about Stephen,” Tell Me Lies, “Merry F*cking Christmas,” directed by Sam Boyd, 2022, (Hulu)

Lydia is one of Lucy’s best friends from back home.

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James (Garrett Hines)

James (Garrett Hines) arriving with a Christmas basket
“James (Garrett Hines) arriving with a Christmas basket,” Tell Me Lies, “Merry F*cking Christmas,” directed by Sam Boyd, 2022, (Hulu)

James is/was one of Lucy’s dad’s best friends, and helped with the business her dad had when he was sickly and dying.

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Abby (Kulani Kai)

Daniel and Abby (Kulani Kai) having lunch together
“Daniel and Abby (Kulani Kai) having lunch together,” Tell Me Lies, “Merry F*cking Christmas,” directed by Sam Boyd, 2022, (Hulu)

Abby is Daniel’s new partner who is pregnant with their child.

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Daniel (Stephen Jared)

Daniel (Stephen Jared) greeting Stephen at his door
“Daniel (Stephen Jared) greeting Stephen at his door,” Tell Me Lies, “Merry F*cking Christmas,” directed by Sam Boyd, 2022, (Hulu)

Daniel is the father of Stephen, Vince, and Sadie, who, for his sanity, left Nora and barely deals with his first set of children to avoid interacting with Nora.

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Charlie (Zoe Renee)

Charlie (Zoe Renee) introducing herself
“Charlie (Zoe Renee) introducing herself,” Tell Me Lies, “And I’m Sorry If I Dissed You,” directed by Isabel Sandoval, 2022, (Hulu)

Charlie is a newly former dancer, thanks to a bum knee that, over five times, has failed her, who has transferred from SUNY purchase to start her next chapter.

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Quotes

Don’t come fishing for things if you don’t want me to be honest.
— Charlie (1.8)

Marianne (Gabriella Pession)

Marianne (Gabriella Pession) happy that Lucy is getting more personal in her work
“Marianne (Gabriella Pession) happy that Lucy is getting more personal in her work,” Tell Me Lies, “And I’m Sorry If I Dissed You,” directed by Isabel Sandoval, 2022, (Hulu)

Marianne is one of Lucy’s professors, who focuses on writing fiction, who pushes Lucy to dive deeper and not hold back so much in her writing.

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Raul (Reinaldo Faberlle)

Raul (Reinaldo Faberlle)
Raul (Reinaldo Faberlle)

Raul is Pippa’s father.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 8
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Behemoth in “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3,” Alonso Diaz in “Raising Dion”

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