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A cast and character guide for HBO’s “The White Lotus.” Included is information about characters and noteworthy information about the series they’re in.

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) HBO
Created By Mike White
Based On N/A
First Aired 7/11/2021
Executive Produced By Nick Hall, David Bernad, Mike White
Showrunner(s) Mike White

Groups & Organizations

  • Poof (1.1): The company Nicole works at as a CFO which is part of the search engine industry
  • Blossom Circle (2.1): A relatively high level of membership and rewards, internationally, at the White Lotus
    • Other Levels (2.1): Petal is the level that comes before Blossom on the membership/ rewards tier

Notable Locations & Items

  • Tradewinds Suite (1.1): The room the Mossbacher family and Paula are staying in
  • The Palm Suite (1.1): The room the Pattons are staying in
  • Hibiscus Suite (1.1): The room Tanya is staying in
  • Sicily (Season 2): Where the season takes place

Other Noteworthy Information

  • Time Passing (1.2): Tanya notes her mom died a few weeks ago, and it is noted she died in June in episode 1.
    • Season 2: Assuming Portia is a new hire, around three years have passed between seasons

Season 1

Air Dates 7/11/2021 – 8/15/2021
Episode Count 6

Plot

A handful of rich, sometimes snobbishly privileged people come to a Hawaiian resort known as The White Lotus. It is run by Armond, with the assistance of Spa Manager Belinda, a new trainee named Lani, among many more. The guest for the week includes the Mossbacher family, consisting of Mark, who worried he has testicular cancer, his wife, Nicole, who is the CFO of Poof, their children, Quinn and Olivia, and Olivia’s friend from college, Paula. Alongside them, there is Tanya, who is still reeling from the death of her mother and newlyweds Shane and Rachel, who can be seen as Beauty and the entitled twerp.

Together, the guest seem hell-bent on driving Armond and Belinda mad, and we’re told, by the time this whole trip is over, someone goes home in a box. All signs point to Rachel, but considering the guest are starting to intermingle, we only know that Shane lives to be saddened by what happened.

Portia (Haley Lu Richardson)

Portia Haley Lu Richardson The White Lotus Season 2Portia is Tanya’s assistant.

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Bert (F. Murray Abraham)

Bert F. Murray Abraham The White Lotus Season 2

Bert is Dominic’s father, Albie’s paternal grandfather, who is in Italy to learn about his mother’s family in Testa dell’Acqua and to potentially hook up with a young Italian woman.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Mr. Moustafa in “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” C.W. Longbottom “Mythic Quest” Dar Adal in Homeland,” and Khonshu in “Moon Knight”
  • Age (2.1): He is 80 per Dominic
    • Specific Age (2.3 – After Show): 82
  • Marriage (2.2): Was married for 53 years to Dom’s mom, but she died last year

Quotes

They used to respect the old. Now, we’re just reminders of an offensive past everybody wants to forget.
— Bert (2.3)

Dominic (Michael Imperioli)

Dominic Michael Imperioli The White Lotus Season 2

Dominic is a major Hollywood figure who is currently dealing with a divorce and struggling with his daughter not talking to him.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Christopher Moltisanti in “The Sopranos” and “The Many Saints of Newark”
  • Last Marriage (2.1): Was around ten years
    • Going The Distance (2.2): But they were together for 25 years

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Albie (Adam DiMarco)

Albie Adam DiMarco The White Lotus Season 2

Albie is Dominic’s son who is trying to make the trip into something that can bond him and his grandfather, but neither seem to have the same goals as him.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Elliot Todd in “The Magicians,” Randall Carpio in “The Order” and Adam in “Zapped”
  • Alma Matter (2.1): Stanford
  • Job (2.1): Works for an urban planning consulting company as an intern
  • Hometown (2.5): Calabasas (based on a sweatshirt he has)

Quotes

Harper (Aubrey Plaza)

Harper Aubrey Plaza The White Lotus Season 2Harper is Ethan’s wife, who is lawyer who defends people in employment discrimination suits, and finds Cameron and Daphne a bit vapid.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Emily in “Emily The Criminal,” April Ludgate in “Parks and Recreation,” and Lenny Busker in “Legion
  • Ethnic Background (2.2): She is half Puerto Rican, with family in San Juan

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Ethan (Will Sharpe)

Ethan Will Sharpe The White Lotus Season 2

Ethan is Harper’s husband, someone who has recently gained wealth through selling a major product and is one of Cameron’s close friends.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Rodney in “Girl/Haji” and Shun in “Flowers”
  • Age (2.3): 36

Quotes

Daphne (Meghann Fahy)

Daphne Meghann Fahy The White Lotus Season 2

Daphne is Cameron’s wife of 5 years and the mother of his children, who shares his desire to focus on the fun things in life and avoid the type of issues you’d find on the news.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Sutton Brady in “The Bold Type
  • Daughter (2.1): Her kid with Cameron is named Emma
    • Kids (2.3): She has two kids under four

Quotes

I think some women cut off their husband’s balls, and then they wonder why they’re not attracted to them anymore.
— Daphne (2.2)

You don’t have to know everything to love someone.
— Daphne (2.7)

Cameron (Theo James)

Cameron Theo James The White Lotus Season 2

Cameron is a charming ass who Harper isn’t fond of, but with him being Ethan’s college roommate, there is a bond there he can’t discard.

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Valentina (Sabrina Impacciatore)

Valentina Sabrina Impacciatore The White Lotus Season 2

Valentina is the resort manager for The White Lotus we see in season 2.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Seraphina in “The Passion of the Christ”

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Rocco (Federico Ferrante)

Isabella Elonora Romandini Valentina and Rocco The White Lotus Season 2

Rocco is one of Valentina’s employees.

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Isabella (Elonora Romandini)

Isabella checking out for the night
“Isabella checking out for the night,” The White Lotus, “Bull Elephants,” directed by Mike White, 2022, (HBO)

Isabella is one of Valentina’s employees.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2
  • Origins (2.1): She is from Milan

Quotes

Lucia (Simona Tabasco)

Lucia Simona Tabasco The White Lotus Season 2

Lucia is a local girl, who has been talking to Dominic for quite some time, who has dreams of going to Hollywood one day. But, until then, she does some level of sex work to get by.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Elisa Russo in “Doc – Nelle tue mani” and Nora in “Luna Park”
  • Where Is She From? (2.4): Catania
  • Dreams and Aspirations (2.4): She would like to stop being a sex worker and open a store
  • Charges (2.5): She charges people 2,000 euros

Quotes

Mia (Beatrice Grano)

Mia Beatrice Grano The White Lotus Season 2

Mia is Lucia’s best friend who wants to be a professional musician.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Carolina Fanti in “Doc – Nelle tue mani” and Anna Ricci in “Zero”

Quotes

Quentin (Tom Hollander)

Quentin (Tom Hollander) in conversation with Tanya
“Quentin (Tom Hollander) in conversation with Tanya,” The White Lotus, “In The Sandbox,” directed by Mike White, 2022, (HBO)

Quentin is a rich gay man, who lives out in Italy, who takes to Tanya, after Greg leaves to handle some business back in the States.

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Jack (Leo Woodall)

Jack (Leo Woodall) letting Portia know he has new underwear on for her
“Jack (Leo Woodall) letting Portia know he has new underwear on for her,” The White Lotus, “In The Sandbox,” directed by Mike White, 2022, (HBO)

Jack is Quentin’s nephew, so he says, that becomes all that Portia asked for on this trip to Italy.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2/ Episode 4
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: in “”
  • Origin (2.4): He is from Essex

Quotes

Giuseppe (Federico Scribani)

Giuseppe (Federico Scribani) excited about the idea of having sex with Mia
“Giuseppe (Federico Scribani) excited about the idea of having sex with Mia,” The White Lotus, “In The Sandbox,” directed by Mike White, 2022, (HBO)

Giuseppe is the lounge singer for the bar, who offers to take Mia under his wing in exchange for secret sex, since he is married.

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Alessio (TBD)

Lucia talking to her pimp, Alessio
“Lucia talking to her pimp, Alessio,” The White Lotus, “That’s Amore,” directed by Mike White, 2022, (HBO)

Alessio is Lucia’s pimp.

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Niccolo (Stefano Gianino)

Niccolo (Stefano Gianino) flirting with Tanya
“Niccolo (Stefano Gianino) flirting with Tanya,” The White Lotus, “Abductions,” directed by Mike White, 2022, (HBO)

Niccolo is potentially part of the mafia, but while that isn’t 100% confirmed, it is clear he is into drugs and carries a gun on him.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 2/ Episode 6
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Autore Televisivo in “Monterossi – La Serie”

Quotes

Armond (Murray Bartlett)

Armand trying to get his thoughts together

Armond is the resort manager for The White Lotus and, at the beginning of the series, he was 5 years sober. However, thanks to Shane, that goes downhill fast, and considering how messy Armond is on drugs and alcohol, no one might be safe. Especially the cute male staff members.

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Rachel Patton (Alexandra Daddario)

Rachel (Alexandra Daddario) talking to the girls
Rachel (Alexandra Daddario)

Before her marriage to Shane, Rachel was a journalist of forgettable, quantity not quality, articles. Now she is married to a rich man and wrestling with the idea of a purpose beyond Shane’s carnal desires.

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Shane Patton (Jake Lacy)

Shane (Jake Lacy) upset someone ruined his honeymoon
Shane (Jake Lacy)

The heir to a real estate fortune, Shane is entitled, arrogant, and an uninhibited ass. One who makes Armand’s life hell during his stay at The White Lotus due to a room mix-up.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 1
  • Meeting The Wife (1.1): Shane met Rachel through friends of friends last September

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Nicole Mossbacher (Connie Britton)

Nicole (Connie Britton) toasting
Nicole (Connie Britton) | Photograph by Mario Perez/HBO

The CFO of the tech company Poof, who is notably unaffectionate towards her husband, Mark, and often battling with her daughter Olivia.

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Your power is your independence.
— Nicole (1.2)

Mark Mossbacher (Steve Zahn)

Mark (Steve Zahn) with his son
Mark (Steve Zahn)

Nicole’s husband who is struggling with the recent reveal that his father was a homosexual who died of AIDS.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 1
  • Daddy Wasn’t There (1.1): Mark’s dad died at the age of 46, and Mark was Quinn’s age when that happened
  • Length of Marriage (1.3): Mark notes he and Nicole have been married for 22 years, and he chased Nicole for three years due to the struggle of getting with someone so dedicated to their job.
  • Cheater (1.4): Cheated on Nicole with one woman multiple times

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Olivia Mossbacher (Sydney Sweeney)

Paula (Brittany O'Grady) and Olivia (Sydney Sweeney) making fun of people
Paula (Brittany O’Grady) and Olivia (Sydney Sweeney)

Mark and Olivia’s eldest child and only daughter who often challenges them with her progressive values.

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Paula (Brittany O’Grady)

Paula (Brittany O'Grady) talking to Kai
Paula (Brittany O’Grady)

Paula is Olivia’s best friend who shares many of Olivia’s beliefs, but with her not coming from a rich family, she holds her tongue far more than Olivia does – though she does sometimes join in what Olivia has already started.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 1
  • Education (1.1): Paula and Olivia are sophomores in college
  • Siblings (1.6): Paula has a sister

Quotes & Gifs

Well, I guess it’s not stealing when you think everything is yours.
— Paula (1.6)

Tanya (Jennifer Coolidge)

Tanya raising a glass as she mourns her mother

Lonely and depressed, Tanya planned her trip to the White Lotus to finally spread her mother’s ashes. However, in search of connection, and with having a troubled relationship with her mom, while she meets intriguing people and tries to bond with them, it often is a struggle.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 1
  • Bye Mommy (1.1): Her mom died last June
  • Mommie Dearest (1.3): Breaks down that her mom lacked maternal instincts or skills, was always looking for male affection, could have been a nymphomaniac, and have a borderline personality disorder.
  • Wealth (2.1): Portia notes Tanya has half a billion dollars
  • Where Is She From (2.4): San Francisco

Quotes & Gifs

I think a lot of things get in the way with promising things to people, when you can barely deliver for yourself.
— Jennifer Coolidge (1.2 – After Show)

I just wanna show my hand. I don’t wanna play poker anymore. I just wanna skip all the layers and just go straight to the crazy, and just let the chips fall where they may. And, you know, just show him, show him the core of the onion.
— Tanya (1.5)

Belinda Lindsey (Natasha Rothwell)

Belinda (Natasha Rothwell) at the resort's spa
Belinda (Natasha Rothwell)

At The White Lotus, Belinda is the Spa Manager who does have dreams of opening her own place, but without the funds to do so, she just does her job.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 1
  • A Child (1.3): We learn Belinda has a son in school
  • Training (s1): Reiki, Chakra balancing, and manual lymphatic drainage massage

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Lani (Jolene Purdy)

Armond (Murray Bartlett) and Lani (Jolene Purdy) waving
Armond (Murray Bartlett) and Lani (Jolene Purdy)

Lani was a new employee who started at The White Lotus the same day she gave birth, thus she hasn’t been seen since episode 1.

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Quinn Mossbacher (Fred Hechinger)

Quinn (Fred Hechinger) talking to his dad
Quinn (Fred Hechinger)

Quinn is Olivia’s little brother, who is a bit eccentric, but mostly keeps to himself. If he isn’t on his phone, it is his tablet or Nintendo Switch. Because of this, Olivia rags on him constantly and pushes the idea he is a creep.

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Dillon (Lukas Gage)

Dylan (Lukas Gage) before agreeing to mess around with Armand
Dillon (Lukas Gage)

Dillon is one of the employees at The White Lotus and is someone Armond has a crush on.

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Kai (Kekoa Kekumano)

Kai being convinced to steal from Nicole's safe

Kai works at The White Lotus, and we learn the owners/ US Government stole his family land to build it. So Kai working there is frowned upon by his family, but they need money, all of which he tells to Paula, who has an interest in him.

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Greg (Jon Gries)

Greg (Jon Gries) talking to Tanya and asking her out
Greg (Jon Gries)

An employee of the Bureau of Land Management, Greg finds himself alone and looking for company – something he gets from Tanya.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1, Episode 4
  • Lonely (1.4): Is divorced and has grown kids
  • Marriage (2.4): He has been married four times

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Kitty (Molly Shannon)

Kitty (Molly Shannon) and Shane after Armand surprises Shane and Rachel with Kitty's arrival
Kitty (Molly Shannon) and Shane

Kitty is Shane’s mom, Rachel’s mother-in-law, who is very much about wealthy women not truly working, just hosting events and enjoying their wealth.

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