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List of American Horror Story cast members

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American Horror Story title screen.

American Horror Story is an American horror television series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Described as an anthology series, each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following a disparate set of characters, settings, and a storyline with its own beginning, middle, and end. However, Murphy has stated that all of the seasons are and will be connected by the end of the series.

The first season, subtitled Murder House, takes place during 2011 in Los Angeles, California and centers on a family that moves into a house haunted by its deceased former occupants. The second season, subtitled Asylum, takes place during 1964 in Massachusetts and follows the stories of the inmates and staff of an institution for the criminally insane. The third season, subtitled Coven, takes place during 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana and follows a coven of witches who face off against those who wish to destroy them. The fourth season, subtitled Freak Show, takes place during 1952 in Jupiter, Florida and focuses on one of the last remaining freak shows in America and its struggle to survive. The fifth season, subtitled Hotel, takes place during 2015 in Los Angeles, California and centers on the unusual occurrences and people of a mysterious and outdated hotel. The sixth, subtitled Roanoke, takes place in 2015 on Roanoke Island in North Carolina, and follows a documentary of experiences endured by a couple and one of their relatives while living on Roanoke Island followed by reenactments, and, in 2016, follows the real experiences on the Island of the couple and the reenactors of the documentary. The seventh and forthcoming season, subtitled Cult, takes place during 2016 and 2017 in the fictitious city of Brookfield Heights, Michigan.

Although each season is set in a different time period, there have been characters who have appeared in multiple seasons. Billie Dean Howard (Sarah Paulson), Marcy (Christine Estabrook), Dr. Charles Montgomery (Matt Ross), Sister Mary Eunice McKee (Lily Rabe), Dr. Arthur Arden (James Cromwell as old Arden; John Cromwell as young Arden), Pepper (Naomi Grossman), Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) and Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson) are the eight characters to appear in more than one season of the series. Sister Mary, Dr. Arden, and Pepper appear and reappear in Asylum and Freak Show. Billie, Marcy, and Dr. Montgomery make appearances in Murder House and Hotel. Queenie appears in both Coven and Hotel. Lana appears in Asylum and Roanoke. Murphy has stated that as the series progresses, more and more characters will be making a return to the show.


Cast membersEdit

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  •   A green cell indicates the actor is credited in the main cast.
  •   A light blue cell indicates the actor is credited in the special guest cast.
  •   A red cell indicates the actor is credited in the recurring or guest cast.
  •   A grey cell indicates the actor has not participated in the respective season.
Actor Capacity and character per season
Murder House Asylum Coven Freak Show Hotel Roanoke Cult

Main castEdit

Connie Britton Vivien Harmon  
Dylan McDermott Dr. Ben Harmon Johnny Morgan  
Evan Peters Tate Langdon Kit Walker Kyle Spencer Jimmy Darling James Patrick March Rory Monahan Kai Anderson
Taissa Farmiga Violet Harmon   Zoe Benson   Sophie Green  
Denis O'Hare Larry Harvey   Spalding Stanley Liz Taylor William van Henderson  
Jessica Lange Constance Langdon Sister Jude Martin Fiona Goode Elsa Mars  
Zachary Quinto Chad Warwick Dr. Oliver Thredson  
Joseph Fiennes   Mgr. Timothy Howard  
Sarah Paulson Billie Dean Howard Lana Winters Cordelia Foxx Bette and Dot Tattler Sally McKenna
Billie Dean Howard
Audrey Tindall
Lana Winters
Ally Mayfair-Richards
Lily Rabe Nora Montgomery Sister Mary Eunice McKee Misty Day Sister Mary Eunice McKee Aileen Wuornos Shelby Miller  
Lizzie Brocheré   Grace Bertrand  
James Cromwell   Dr. Arthur Arden  
Frances Conroy Moira O'Hara Shachath Myrtle Snow Gloria Mott   Mama Polk Participation Confirmed
Emma Roberts   Madison Montgomery Maggie Esmerelda   Participation Confirmed
Kathy Bates   Marie Delphine LaLaurie Ethel Darling Iris Agnes Mary Winstead  
Michael Chiklis   Dell Toledo  
Finn Wittrock   Dandy Mott Tristan Duffy
Rudolph Valentino
Jether Polk  
Angela Bassett   Marie Laveau Desiree Dupree Ramona Royale Monet Tumusiime  
Wes Bentley   Edward Mordrake Det. John Lowe Dylan  
Matt Bomer   Andy Donovan  
Chloë Sevigny   Shelley   Dr. Alex Lowe  
Cheyenne Jackson   Will Drake Sydney Aaron James Dr. Rudy Vincent
Lady Gaga   Elizabeth Johnson Scathach  
Cuba Gooding, Jr.   Dominic Banks  
André Holland   Matt Miller  

Upcoming unspecified castEdit

Colton Haynes   Detective Samuels
Billie Lourd   Winter Anderson
Billy Eichner   Harrison Wilton
Alison Pill   Ivy Mayfair-Richards
Leslie Grossman   Meadow Wilton
Lena Dunham   Participation Confirmed

Recurring castEdit

Alexandra Breckenridge Moira O'Hara   Kaylee  
Jamie Brewer Adelaide Langdon   Nan Marjorie  
Christine Estabrook Marcy   Marcy  
Matt Ross Dr. Charles Montgomery   Dr. Charles Montgomery  
Ben Woolf Thaddeus Montgomery   Meep  
Anthony Ruivivar Miguel Ramos   Richard Ramirez  
Adina Porter Sally Freeman   Lee Harris Beverly Hope
Naomi Grossman   Pepper   Pepper  
Robin Bartlett   Dr. Miranda Crump Cecily Pembroke  
Jenna Dewan-Tatum   Teresa Morrison  
Robin Weigert   Cynthia Potter   Mama Polk  
Adam Levine   Leo Morrison  
Barbara Tarbuck   Mother Superior Claudia  
Mare Winningham   Alicia Spencer Rita Gayheart Hazel Evers   Participation Confirmed
Josh Hamilton   Hank Foxx  
Alexander Dreymon   Luke Ramsey  
Lance Reddick   Papa Legba  
Leslie Jordan   Quentin Flaming   Ashley Gilbert  
Grace Gummer   Millie Penny  
John Carroll Lynch   Twisty the Clown John Wayne Gacy    
Skyler Samuels   Bonnie Lipton  
Patti LaBelle   Dora  
Jyoti Amge   Ma Petite  
Richard T. Jones   Det. Andrew Hahn  
Max Greenfield   Gabriel  
Alexandra Daddario   Natacha Rambova  
Saniyya Sidney   Flora Harris  
Chaz Bono   Brian Wells Participation Confirmed
Shannon Lucio   Diana Cross  

Special guest castEdit

Kate Mara Hayden McClaine  
Charles S. Dutton Detective Granger  
Eric Stonestreet Derek  
Ian McShane   Leigh Emerson  
Gabourey Sidibe   Queenie Regina Ross Queenie  
Danny Huston   The Axeman Massimo Dolcefino  
Patti LuPone   Joan Ramsey  
Stevie Nicks   Stevie Nicks (herself)  
Celia Weston   Lilian Hemmings  
Neil Patrick Harris   Chester Creb  
Naomi Campbell   Claudia Bankson  

See alsoEdit