The White Lotus season 2 is returning to the titular resort chain, though the cast and characters will be quite different this time around. Created by Mike White, the HBO comedy-drama limited series, centered on a group of guests and employees at a fictional hotel in Hawaii, became a hit when it first aired in 2021. HBO soon renewed The White Lotus for a second season as an anthology series, set to take place at another White Lotus resort in a different location.
The White Lotus season 2 takes place in the Italian region of Sicily. The first season featured numerous memorable characters and a talented ensemble cast, including Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney. However, only two cast members from The White Lotus season 1 are returning for the new season. The White Lotus season 2 mainly focuses on new characters, though many of the actors are familiar faces. Here are the cast and characters of The White Lotus season 2.
F. Murray Abraham as Bert Di Grasso
F. Murray Abraham plays Bert Di Grasso, the father of Dominic, who is a Hollywood producer. Abraham is perhaps best known for his Oscar-winning role as Antonio Salieri in the film Amadeus. Other notable projects of his include All The President’s Men, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moon Knight, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt
Reprising her Emmy-winning role from The White Lotus season 1, Jennifer Coolidge plays Tanya McQuoid-Hunt, a wealthy yet troubled woman. Coolidge is known for a variety of projects, including Legally Blonde, A Cinderella Story, Promising Young Woman, and The Watcher, as well as a memorable guest star appearance on Friends.
Adam DiMarco as Albie Di Grasso
Adam DiMarco plays Albie Di Grasso, a recent college graduate and Dominic’s son. DiMarco has previously acted in The Magicians, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and The Order.
Beatrice Grannò as Mia
Beatrice Grannò plays Mia, a local Sicilian who’s an aspiring singer. Grannò has previously been in Italian-language projects such as Zero and DOC – Nelle tue mani.
Meghann Fahy as Daphne Babcock
Meghann Fahy plays Daphne Babcock, a stay-at-home mom and Cameron’s wife. She and Cameron go on a couple’s vacation with Harper and Ethan. Meghann Fahy is best known for her roles as Sutton on The Bold Type and Hannah O’Connor on One Life To Live. She’s also had roles on The Good Wife, Law And Order: SVU, and Gossip Girl.
Tom Hollander as Quentin
Tom Hollander plays Quentin, a British expat who is traveling with his friends and his nephew Jack. Some of Hollander’s previous roles include Cutler Beckett in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Mr. Collins in the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, Alfred Pennyworth in Harley Quinn, and George V/Wilhelm II/Nicholas II in The King’s Man.
Sabrina Impacciatore as Valentina
Sabrina Impacciatore plays Valentina, the manager of the White Lotus in Sicily. Impacciatore has previously acted in The Passion of the Christ and many Italian films and TV series, including L’ispettore Coliandro and Ever Been To The Moon?
Michael Imperioli as Dominic Di Grasso
Michael Imperioli plays Dominic, Albie’s father and Bert’s son. He’s a Hollywood producer who is visiting Sicily to explore his ancestral roots. Imperioli is best known for playing Christopher Molsanti on the HBO crime drama The Sopranos, though he’s also had notable roles in Goodfellas, One Night in Miami, Law & Order, and Lucifer.
Theo James as Cameron Babcock
Theo James plays Cameron, a successful businessman and Daphne’s husband. He was Ethan’s roommate in college. James is known for roles such as Sidney in the PBS Masterpiece series Sanditon, Kemal Pamuk in Downton Abbey, Four in the Divergent franchise, Henry in the HBO series The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Hector in Netflix’s animated Castlevania series.
Aubrey Plaza as Harper Spiller
Aubrey Plaza plays Harper, a woman who becomes newly wealthy after her husband experiences professional success. She and Ethan are invited to vacation in Sicily with Cameron and Daphne. Though Aubrey Plaza’s best-known role is April Ludgate on Parks & Recreation, other notable projects of hers include Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Happiest Season, Emily the Criminal, Monsters University, Ingrid Goes West, Criminal Minds, and the FX superhero series Legion, where Aubrey Plaza played Lenny.
Will Sharpe as Ethan Spiller
Will Sharpe plays Ethan, a man who has recently obtained professional success. Sharpe can also be seen in Sherlock and The House, and he directed the Olivia Colman-starring miniseries Landscapers.
Haley Lu Richardson as Portia
Haley Lu Richardson plays Portia, a recent college graduate who is Tanya’s assistant and tags along on her Italian vacation. Haley Lu Richardson is known for her roles in the films The Edge of Seventeen, Split, Columbus, and After Yang, as well as a two-episode stint on Jane the Virgin.
Simona Tabasco as Lucia
Simona Tabasco plays Lucia, a Sicilian local who visits the White Lotus frequently in search of work. Her previous projects include DOC – Nelle tue mani, È arrivata la felicità, and I bastardi di Pizzofalcone.
The White Lotus Season 2 Recurring Characters
Jon Gries as Greg: Reprising his role from The White Lotus season 1, Jon Gries plays Greg, a guest at the White Lotus who’s in a romantic relationship with Tanya. His most well-known role is Uncle Rico in the film Napoleon Dynamite, though he’s also had recurring roles on Lost and Seinfeld.
Leo Woodall as Jack: Leo Woodall plays Jack, a guest staying at the White Lotus with his uncle Quentin. Woodall has previously appeared in Cherry and the television adaptation of Vampire Academy.