Meet the cast of Marvel’s Luke Cage

Netflix’s latest superhero saga has heroes and villains for you to meet

Rosario Dawson – Claire Temple

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A nurse in Hell’s Kitchen, who always seems to be in the right place at the right time to help superheroes in need. 

Dawson reprises her role as Luke’s companion in Jessica Jones, and movies she’s known for include Sin City where she played the saucy Gail, and Seven Pounds with Will Smith where she was Emily Posa. 


Theo Rossi – “Shades” Alvarez

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The clue’s in the name. Alavarez is a shady criminal, with links back to Cage’s past. Always clad in sunglasses, this street-smart bandit is menacing and manipulative in equal measure.

Rossi is known for his role as Juan Carlos ‘Juice’ Ortiz in the Sons of Anarchy series, and he also had a stint as a producer last year on the movie Bad Hurt.


Frank Whaley – Detective Rafael Scarfe

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Scarfe is a no-nonsense police detective and the loving partner of Misty Knight.

Whaley is perhaps best known for getting himself killed by Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta’s characters in Pulp Fiction while playing the doomed Brett. Another 90s success was his role in Swimming with Sharks.


Frankie Faison – Pops

 

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A reformed gangster and considered Harlem’s father figure – hence the name – Pops owns the barber shop that Cage works at.

Faison has an impressive roster of movies under his belt: he was Barney in the Hannibal Lecter films and he played Deputy Commissioner Ervin Burrell in the acclaimed series The Wire.


Parisa Fitz-Henley – Reva Connors

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Connors is Cage’s deceased wife.

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Fitz-Henley reprises her character from Jessica Jones, she has also had minor roles in The Mysteries of Laura and House of Cards.