Meet the cast of Netflix’s Stranger Things

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Who does she play? Joyce Byers, the mother of a boy – Will Byers – who goes missing under strange and mysterious circumstances 

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Where do I know her from? Where don’t you know her from. Ryder’s starred in Beetlejuice, Girl Interrupted, Black Swan, Edward Scissorhands, that episode of Friends, Little Women, Show Me A Hero… 

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Who does he play? Chief Jim Hooper, the policeman investigating Will’s disappearance 

Where do I know him from? Banshee, The Newsroom, Pan Am, Brokeback Mountain, Quantum of Solace, W.E, Revolutionary Road, Manhattan, State of Affairs, Black Mass…

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Who does he play? Mike Wheeler, one of Will’s friends 

Where do I know him from? Wolfhard has appeared in The 100 and Supernatural. He’s also set to star in upcoming movie It. 

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Who does she play? Eleven, a young girl with a shaved head who appears in town wearing a hospital gown after Will goes missing

Where do I know her from? You might know 12-year-old Brown from roles in Intruders, NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy or Modern Family

And she can sing a bit too… 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOfpUO_1L4c

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Who does she play? Nancy Wheeler, Mike’s older sister 

Where do I know her from? Long Nights Short Mornings, I Believe in Unicorns, After Darkness, The Between. Oh and Hannah Montana: the Movie where she played Clarissa Granger. 

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Who does he play? Dustin Henderson, one of Will’s friends 

Where do I know him from? His only other screen role was in The Blacklist. But he’s no stranger to the stage and is currently playing Gavroche in Les Miserables US national tour.

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Who does he play? The mysterious Dr Brenner

Where do I know him from? Weeds, The Dark Knight Rises, Proof, The Confirmation, The Bedford Diaries 

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Who does he play? Lucas Sinclair, another one of Will’s friends 

Where do I know him from? McLaughlin is a relative newcomer but he’s already bagged roles in Shades of Blue, Forever, Unforgettable and Law & Order. 

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Who does he play? Will Byers, the boy who disappears… 

Where do I know him from? Noah was the voice of Charlie Brown in the recent Peanuts movie. He’s also appeared in Bridge of Spies. 

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Who does he play? Jonathan Byers, Will’s older brother 

Where do I know him from? Vera, Casualty, DCI Banks. He also stars in upcoming thriller Shut In, alongside Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay. 

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Who does she play? Karen Wheeler, Nancy and Mike’s mother 

Where do I know her from? Paper Towns, The Sopranos, Mad Men, The Good Wife, The Carrie Diaries, Elementary, Person of Interest, Brothers & Sisters… 

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Stranger Things is available now on Netflix