Maid on Netflix: Where else have you seen the cast?
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Maid on Netflix: Where else have you seen the cast?
Devki Nehra
Oct 05, 2021

Margaret Qualley as Alex | Ricardo Hubbs/Netflix

Netflix's miniseries Maid has become one of the most-talked about new releases on the platform. The gripping and heart-wrenching drama, which premiered on October 1, follows a single mother Alex, who escapes an abusive relationship, to start afresh with her three-year-old daughter Maddy. 

Things aren't easy at all. It only increasingly seems like that welfare system designed to help people in need like Alex, is working against her. She has no help from her family either: her mother, Paula, is an artist whose mental illness makes it extremely difficult for the two to maintain a healthy relationship.

Maid is based on Stephanie Land's memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, who worked with a cleaning service, lived on food stamps all the while looking after her daughter. 

Created by Molly Smith Metzler, the series has a stellar cast, each giving the roles they play, no matter how messed up they may be, the justice they deserve. Here is a look at where else you could have seen them before.

Margaret Qualley
Margaret Qualley plays Alex Russell, the young single mother, who begins a life of grind to ensure she and her daughter can have a stable future. Her on screen debut was with Gia Coppola's Palo Alto in 2013, followed by HBO series The Leftovers the same year. Her big screen projects include The Nice Guys (starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe), and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Andie MacDowell
Maid marks the off-screen mother-daughter duo Qualley and Andie MacDowell's debut. MacDowell is a familiar face, having been a part of many blockbuster films and cult classics like Groundhog Day and Four Weddings and a Funeral. She also featured in Hulu's 2019 reprisal of Four Weddings and a Funeral. In Maid, she plays Paula Langley, someone who probably was never a source of stability in Alex's life owing to her tempestuous nature.
Nick Robinson
Nick Robinson is probably best recognised for his roles as a child actor. He was a part of the popular sitcom Melissa & Joey. His other films include the teen romantic comedy Everything, Everything (2017), and the screen adaptation of John Green's book Love, Simon (2018).
Billy Burke
Billy Burke plays Hank Russell, Alex's estranged father. Young fans will recognise him as Bella's dad Charlie Swan in the Twilight series. But he's also been a part of shows like Gilmore Girls, Monk, and Revolution.
Anika Noni Rose
In Maid, Anika Noni Rose plays Regina, the obnoxious client whose house Alex is assigned to clean. She is best known for voicing Tiana in Princess and the Frog, Disney's first Black protagonist in an animated film. She voiced the character again in Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018). Rose has also starred in the screen adaptation of Broadway play Dreamgirls, which stars Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, and Eddie Murphy.
Raymond Ablack
The Canadian actor plays Nate, an acquaintance who was working at the same bar as Alex when he was a college student. He has held supporting roles in Degrassi: The Next Generation (2007-2011), Ophan Black (2013-2016), Narcos (2017), and Ginny & Georgia (2021).
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