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.