Beloved Star Wars animated characters continue their foray into live-action on Disney Plus, with Anakin Skywalkwer's former padawan Ahsoka Tano finally getting her own series after appearances in The Mandalorian season 2 and The Book of Boba Fett.


Played by Rosario Dawson, the character has a long and rich history in the galaxy far far away, with Ahsoka taking place roughly five years after Return of the Jedi.

The best part? She is joined by an ensemble cast that includes Star Wars: Rebels favourites like Mandalorian warrior Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo), missing Jedi Ezra Bridger (Eman Esfandi) and ace pilot Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), who have all been recast for their live-action incarnations.

Hayden Christensen is also back, with his return as Anakin Skywalker following on from his turn in the 2022 miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi as Darth Vader.

Want to know more? Here's everything you need to know about who's who in the star-studded Ahsoka cast.

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Ahsoka cast: Full list of characters in Star Wars series on Disney Plus

The following cast members have been confirmed for Ahsoka.

  • Rosario Dawson and Ariana Greenblatt as Ahsoka Tano
  • Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead as General Hera Syndulla
  • Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati
  • Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll
  • Diana Lee Inosanto as Lady Morgan Elsbeth
  • Evan Whitten as Jacen Syndulla
  • David Tennant as the voice of Huyang
  • Eman Esfandi as Ezra Bridger
  • Genevieve O'Reilly as Chancellor Mon Mothma
  • Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker
  • Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn
  • Maurice Irvin as Senator Mawood
  • Jacqueline Antaramian as Senator Rodrigo
  • Nelson Lee as Senator Hamato Xiono
  • Erica Duke as Gran Senator
  • Dave Filoni as the voice of Chopper
  • Paul Darnell as Marrok
  • Mark Rolston as Captain Hayle
  • Peter Jacobson as Myn Weaver
  • Shelby Young as C1-D1
  • Vinny Thomas as Senator Jai Kell
  • Paul Sun-Hyung Lee plays Captain Carson Teva
  • Temuera Morrison as Captain Rex
  • Wes Chatham as Captain Enoch
  • Claudia Black as Great Mother Klothow
  • Jeryl Prescott as Great Mother Aktropaw
  • Jane Edwina Seymour as Great Mother Lakesis

For all you need to know about the major players, read more below.

Rosario Dawson and Ariana Greenblatt play Ahsoka Tano

Rosario Dawson in Ahsoka, holding a lightsaber and looking angry
Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano for Ahsoka. Lucasfilm/Disney Plus

Who is Ahsoka Tano? Ahsoka is a former Jedi who became one of the key figures in Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Anakin's young apprentice. She wasn't always well-loved and was widely criticised at first - but eventually won many fans over. She eventually became commander of the Republic army, but went on to leave the order after being framed by a fellow Jedi for bombing a temple. Dawson portrays Ahsoka for much of the show, while Greenblatt plays a younger Ahsoka in flashbacks.

What else has Rosario Dawson been in? Of course, Dawson has a history with Star Wars, appearing in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. She's also appeared in many films, after making her debut in the 1995 flick Kids. She's featured in the likes of Men in Black II, Rent, Sin City, Seven Pounds, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and the Clerks films.

Arianna Greenblatt as Padawan Ahsoka Tano in Ahsoka holding a green lightsaber.
Ariana Greenblatt as Padawan Ahsoka Tano in Ahsoka holding a green lightsaber. Disney+/Lucasfilm

What else has Ariana Greenblatt been in? Greenblatt has been a star since childhood, having played Daphne in Disney's Stuck in the Middle, along with roles in A Bad Moms Christmas and In the Heights. Greenblatt also played a young Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War. Greenblatt also played Sasha in 2023 smash hit Barbie.

Natasha Liu Bordizzo plays Sabine Wren

Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren holding a green lightsaber in Ahsoka.
Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren in Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Sabine Wren? Sabine Wren is a rebel from Mandalore, who hopes to liberate her people by joining the fight against the Empire. She discovered the Darksaber and ultimately passes it to Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), which is followed up in The Mandalorian seasons 2 and 3. In Ahsoka, we find Wren still reeling from the loss of her dear friend, Ezra Bridger, who vanished in a climactic battle against Thrawn above the planet Lothal.

What else has Natasha Liu Bordizzo been in? Bordizzo is also known for playing Snow Vase in Netflix's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, as well as Helena in the Netflix sci-fi The Society.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Hera Syndulla

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as General Hera Syndulla pointing a blaster gun to the right of the image for Ahsoka.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead as General Hera Syndulla in Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Hera Syndulla? Hera is an expert pilot who became a central figure in the early rebellion against the Empire. She led the crew on board the Ghost, which also included Sabine, Ezra and fallen Jedi Kanan. When the Alliance reorganised into the New Republic, she became one of its top military leaders.

What else has Mary Elizabeth Winstead been in? Winstead is known for roles including Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs The World and Lucy Gennero-McClane in the Die Hard franchise. She's also appeared in films like The Spectacular Now, The Thing, Final Destination 3 and 10 Cloverfield Lane.

Eman Esfandi plays Ezra Bridger

Eman Esfandi as Ezra Bridger in Ahsoka.
Eman Esfandi as Ezra Bridger in Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Ezra Bridger? Rebels fan-favourite Ezra is a street urchin who joins the crew of the Ghost before being trained in the Jedi arts by Kanan Jarrus. Ezra and the crew of the Ghost also join the Rebel Alliance to free the galaxy. Most notably, Ezra sacrifices himself to defeat Grand Admiral Thrawn with the pair of them disappearing into the unknown regions of the galaxy. It is hoped that he survived his exile.

What else has Eman Esfandi been in? Relative unknown Esfandi has appeared in King Richard, The Inspection, and Red 11, among other credits.

Diana Lee Inosanto plays Lady Morgan Elsbeth

Diana Lee Inosanto as Lady Morgan Elsbeth in Ahsoka.
Diana Lee Inosanto as Lady Morgan Elsbeth in Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Morgan Elsbeth? Elsbeth is an agent of Grand Admiral Thrawn who provided equipment to the Empire's naval forces.

What else has Diana Lee Inosanto been in? Inosanto is an actress, director and martial artist, and the granddaughter of Bruce Lee. She appeared in Sensei and last played Elsbeth in The Mandalorian.

Ray Stevenson plays Baylan Skoll

Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll holding a red lightsaber in Ahsoka.
Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll holding a red lightsaber in Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Baylan Skoll? Baylan Skoll is a former Jedi Knight who encountered Anakin Skywalker. In the trailer for Ahsoka, we hear him tell the lead character: "Anakin spoke highly of you."

What else has Ray Stevenson been in? Stevenson, who passed away in May, was known for various roles in the sci-fi world, including voicing Gar Saxon in Clone Wars and Rebels. He also played The Punisher in Punisher: War Zone and Volstagg in the MCU. Stevenson was also featured in films like RRR and TV series like Dexter. Baylan will be one of his final roles, with his Ahsoka cast-mates paying tribute following his death.

Ivanna Sakhno plays Shin Hati

Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati holding a red lightsaber while wearing a hood in Ahsoka.
Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati holding a red lightsaber while wearing a hood in Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Shin Hati? Not much is known about Shin Hati other than that she's Baylan Skoll's apprentice.

What else has Ivanna Sakhno been in? Sakhno is known for her roles in Pacific Rim Uprising and The Spy Who Dumped Me. She also appeared in the first-ever Ukrainian-language sitcom Lesia + Roma.

David Tennant voices Huyang

Huyang in Ahsoka.
Huyang in Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Huyang? Huyang is droid professor who taught Jedi younglings for a thousand generations.

What else has David Tennant been in? Tennant is best known for his role as the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who, and is returning to play the Fourteenth Doctor later this year. He's also known for appearances in films including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Casanova, and in TV series like Broadchurch and Staged.

Evan Whitten plays Jacen Syndulla

Evan Whitten as Jacen Syndulla for Ahsoka.
Evan Whitten as Jacen Syndulla for Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Jacen Syndulla? The young and enthusiastic son of General Hera Syndulla and her late partner Kanan Jarrus. Jacen is keen to be a Jedi himself, just like his father was.

What else has Evan Whitten been in? This is Whitten's first major role.

Genevieve O'Reilly plays Chancellor Mon Mothma

Genevieve O'Reilly as Chancellor Mon Mothma in Ahsoka.
Genevieve O'Reilly as Chancellor Mon Mothma in Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Mon Monthma? Mon Mothma is a politician and revolutionary leader last seen in Andor. In the time of Ahsoka, Mothma is the Chancellor of the New Republic and an ally of General Hera Syndulla.

What else has Genevieve O'Reilly been in? O'Reilly has played Mon Mothma in various Star Wars projects and is also known for her roles in Avatar, The Young Victoria, and Forget Me Not.

Hayden Christensen plays Anakin Skywalker

Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker for Ahsoka.
Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker for Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Anakin Skywalker? One of the best-known Star Wars characters of all time, Anakin was a former Jedi Knight who turned to the dark side, creating his alter-ego, Darth Vader. Ahsoka explores his relationship with his former apprentice, Ahsoka Tano, which was established in the animated series The Clone Wars.

What else has Hayden Christensen been in? Christensen has appeared in various Star Wars films and TV shows, most recently in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Elsewhere, he's known for his roles in The Virgin Suicides, Shattered Glass, Jumper, and Little Italy.

Lars Mikkelsen plays Grand Admiral Thrawn

Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn in Ahsoka.
Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn in Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Grand Admiral Thrawn? The villainous Thrawn is an Imperial military leader who leads the remnants of the Galactic Empire after its fall. He was forcibly sent to unknown regions of the galaxy by Ezra Bridger, but his influence is still felt.

What else has Lars Mikkelsen been in? Mikkelsen voiced Grand Admiral Thrawn in Rebels and is reprising his role for Ahsoka. Elsewhere, he's known for his roles in The Killing, Sherlock and House of Cards.

Paul Darnell plays Marrok

Marrok with his double bladed red lightsaber brandished in Ahsoka.
Marrok with his double-bladed red lightsaber brandished in Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Marrok? The current identity of Marrok is unknown, but we do know that they’re a former Imperial Inquisitor and Jedi hunter who appears to have become a mercenary for hire. Marrok works alongside Baylan Skoll, Shin Hati, and Morgan Elsbeth, and duelled Ahsoka in the first episodes of the series and they fight again in the fourth episode.

What else has Paul Darnell been in? Paul Darnell is the stunt performer inside the Marrok costume. He's also performed stunts on films like Jurassic World, The Matrix Resurrections, and Tenet.

Dave Filoni voices Chopper

Chopper for Ahsoka.
Chopper for Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Chopper? Chopper the droid was a key figure in Star Wars: Rebels, assisting the crew on the Ghost. He's still an essential member of the crew in live-action, helping Sabine to place a tracking device on an escaping ship. Following his success, he's visibly overjoyed.

Who voices Chopper? At the end of Star Wars: Rebels, it was revealed that showrunner Dave Filoni had been the voice of the droid the whole time.

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee plays Captain Carson Teva

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Captain Carson Teva in Ahsoka.
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Captain Carson Teva in Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Captain Carson Teva? Introduced in The Mandalorian season 2, Teva is the captain of the New Republic's Starfighter Corps which originated on the now-destroyed planet Alderaan. Teva appears here as an ally of General Hera Syndulla and, ultimately, Ahsoka.

What else has Paul Sun-Hyung Lee been in? The Korean-Canadian actor and television host is known for his turn in the soap opera Train 48 and his role in the Kim's Convenience film and series.

Temuera Morrison plays Captain Rex

Temuera Morrison as Captain Rex for Ahsoka.
Temuera Morrison as Captain Rex for Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Captain Rex? A fan-favourite clone trooper from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the character returned as an ally against the Galactic Empire in Star Wars: Rebels and Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Here, Rex features in flashbacks for Ahsoka.

What else has Temuera Morrison been in? The Kiwi actor has portrayed Jango Fett, Boba Fett, and a host of clone troopers across the Star Wars franchise. Morrison's other roles include parts in Aquaman, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and more.

Claudia Black plays Great Mother Klothow, Jeryl Prescott plays Great Mother Aktropaw, and Jane Edwina Seymour plays Great Mother Lakesis

The Great Mothers of the Nightsisters in Ahsoka.
The Great Mothers of the Nightsisters in Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who are the Great Mothers? The Great Mothers who reunite with Lady Morgan Elsbeth on Peridea are the high priestesses of the Nightsisters, also known as Witches of Dathomir or Daughters of Dathomir. In Ahsoka, they have aligned their interests with Grand Admiral Thrawn.

What else has Claudia Black been in? Black is well known for her sci-fi roles in Farscape, Stargate SG-1 and the film Pitch Black. Black is also a prolific voice artist in video games.

What else has Jeryl Prescott been in? Prescott is best known for her role as Jacqui in The Walking Dead and as Madame Xanadu in DC's Swamp Thing television series.

What else has Jane Edwina Seymour been in? Seymour has starred as the Borg Queen in Star Trek: Picard plus roles in You and The Source.

Wes Chatham plays Captain Enoch

Wes Chatham as Captain Enoch in Ahsoka.
Wes Chatham as Captain Enoch in Ahsoka. Disney+/Lucasfilm

Who is Captain Enoch? Captain Enoch is Thrawn's Captain of the Guard and is masked in his first appearance in a stormtrooper uniform.

What else has Wes Chatham been in? Wes Chatham is known for his role as Castor in The Hunger Games franchise and has appeared in films like Tenet. Chatham also starred in the sci-fi series The Expanse.

Clancy Brown plays Governor Ryder Azadi

Clancy Brown as Ryder Azadi
Clancy Brown as Ryder Azadi. LucasFilm/Disney Plus

Who is Governor Azadi? Governor Ryder Azadi is a character from Rebels who some may not have been expecting to make a live-action appearance. Azadi was the leader of a resistance group on Lothal and helped the crew of the Ghost with various missions.

What else has Clancy Brown been in? Most notably, Clancy Brown voiced Ryder Azadi in Rebels and has reprised his role for live-action. Brown is known for various other roles, in films like The Shawshank Redemption, Cowboys & Aliens, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Vinny Thomas plays Senator Jai Kell

Vinny Thomas as Jai Kell in Ahsoka
Vinny Thomas as Jai Kell in Ahsoka. LucasFilm/Disney Plus

Who is Jai Kell? Jai Kell is a character we first met as a cadet in Star Wars: Rebels. He's since had quite the promotion and, in his first live-action appearance in Ahsoka, it becomes clear that he's now a Senator of the New Republic Senate. Episode 1 sees him addressing a crowd while his colleagues look for Sabine Wren.

What else has Vinny Thomas been in? Thomas is a relative newcomer but has appeared in various short films.

Mark Rolston plays Captain Hayle

Who is Captain Hayle? Captain Hayle met an unfortunate end early on in Ahsoka as he was the New Republic Officer on the ship transporting the prisoner Morgan Elsbeth. Of course, she was freed by Baylan Skoll at the beginning of the series, with Skoll killing Hayle in the process.

What else has Mark Rolston been in? Rolston is a character actor who has appeared in various films and TV shows, including The Shawshank Redemption, The Gambler, and Young Justice. He's no stranger to the Star Wars world either, having voiced Senator Dragonet in the series Tales of the Jedi.

Shelby Young as C1-D1

Who is C1-D1? C1-D1 is a protocol droid on the planet Corellia. The droid encountered Ahsoka and Hera and gave them information to ascertain that there were still Imperial agents working on Corellia.

What else has Shelby Young been in? Young is a voice actress and is also no stranger to the Star Wars world, having voiced characters for Young Jedi Adventures and the video game Jedi: Survivor.

Who else could appear in Ahsoka?

Of course, there may still be some surprise cameos set to come. We wouldn't be surprised if more Rebels make an appearance, with David Oyelowo, who voiced Agent Kallus, chatting to about the possibility of reprising his role in live-action.

He said: "It’s a tricky one for me with Agent Kallus because I play a white guy with ginger sideburns in the animated version so I don’t quite know how to square that away in the live-action version.

"But Rosario Dawson is a great friend of mine and I see the great work she’s doing with her show so I would never say no."

As for how his return could happen, he laughed: "We have to figure something out! I don’t know what it is but I’ll let you know."

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