Meet the cast of A Series of Unfortunate Events

Everything you need to know about the cast and characters of Netflix’s fiendish Lemony Snicket TV adaptation

Joan Cusack – Justice Strauss


Justice Strauss is a high court judge and Count Olaf’s likeable neighbour. The Baudelaire children warm to her immediately and she lets them use her extensive library.


Where do I recognise her from?

Joan Cusack has had a long and successful acting career, starring alongside her brother John in films such as High Fidelity and the John Hughes-directed Sixteen Candles. Her voice is instantly discernible as cowgirl Jessie in the Toy Story film series.

Aasif Mandvi – Uncle Monty


Uncle Monty is described by Mr. Poe in the second novel in the series, The Reptile Room, as the children’s “late father’s cousin’s wife’s brother.” This gentle herpetologist who studies amphibians and reptiles becomes Violet, Klaus, and Sunny’s guardian for a time.

Where do I recognise him from?


Aasif Mandvi has been cast in Spider-Man 2 and The Dictator. The Indian-American comedian nabbed a spot on The Daily Show as an occasional contributing correspondent in 2006.