What the cast of 'Us' looks like in real life

Claudette Barius/Universal Pictures‘Us’ is about the Wilson family.
  • “Us” is a new thriller film that’s directed by Jordan Peele.
  • The movie stars famed actors like Lupita Nyong’o and Elizabeth Moss.
  • Many members of the cast play more than one role.

Jordan Peele’s new thriller “Us” is already quite a hit. The film debuted on March 22 and in its opening weekend alone, it earned an impressive $US70 million, according to Variety.

Without giving away any spoilers, “Us” stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as Adelaide and Gabe Wilson, a couple on vacation with their two young children, Jason (Evan Alex) and Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph). Soon after the beach trip begins, the Wilsons are haunted by people who look just like them.

Here’s what the cast of “Us” looks like in real life.


Lupita Nyong’o plays both Red and Adelaide Wilson.

Universal PicturesRed and Adelaide Wilson

She gives a haunting performance as both characters, playing the matriarch of both families.


The actress has recently starred in a lot of successful films.

Michael Buckner/Getty ImagesLupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o was recently in “Black Panther” and won an Oscar for her role in “12 Years a Slave.”


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Winston Duke plays the terrifying Abraham and the goofy Gabe Wilson.

Universal PicturesAbraham and Gabe Wilson

He played both the father of the family being terrorised, as well as his slow-moving doppelganger.


Unlike his character Gabe Wilson, Winston Duke doesn’t usually wear glasses in real life.

Emma McIntyre/Getty ImagesWinston Duke

Winston Duke recently starred in “Black Panther” alongside Lupita Nyong’o.


Evan Alex takes on the role of the masked child, Pluto. He also plays the Wilson’s son Jason.

Universal PicturesPluto and Jason Wilson

Throughout the movie, the character Pluto wears a mask and, at some points, so does Jason.


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The young actor has been in a few films and TV shows.

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/GettyEvan Alex

According to his IMDb page, Alex has been in many TV shows and short films but this is his first role in a major movie.


Shahadi Wright Joseph plays the evil doppelgänger Umbrae and the Wilson’s daughter Zora.

Universal PicturesUmbrae and Zora Wilson

Some speculate Zora’s doppelgänger’s name has a deeper meaning because “Umbrae” means “shadow” or “ghost” in Latin.


This is Shahadi Wright Joseph’s first appearance in a box-office thriller.

Dia Dipasupil/GettyShahadi Wright Joseph

The star will be the voice of young Nala in the upcoming film “The Lion King,” which is set to debut this summer.


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Elisabeth Moss plays Kitty Tyler, the Wilson’s family friend. She also later plays Dahlia, Kitty’s creepy doppelgänger.

Universal PicturesKitty Tyler

Kitty is portrayed as being wealthy and shallow.


“The Handmaid’s Tale” actress also currently has blonde hair in real life.

Matthias Nareyek/Getty ImagesElizabeth Moss

Elizabeth Moss has been in many movies and TV shows. She is well-known for her role as Peggy Olson in “Mad Men” and as Offred “Handmaid’s Tale.”


Tim Heidecker plays Kitty’s husband Josh Tyler and he also plays Josh’s doppelgänger, Tex.

Universal PicturesJosh Tyler

His character is married to Elizabeth Moss’s character Kitty Tyler.


Viewers may recognise him as half of the comedy duo “Tim & Eric.”

Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic/GettyTim Heidecker

He’s a comedian, writer, and director and you may also recognise him for his role in “Bridesmaids” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”


Cali and Noelle Sheldon play Kitty Tyler’s twin daughters, Becca and Lindsey Tyler, respectively. They later play their characters’ doppelgängers, Io and Nix.

Universal PicturesBecca Tyler and Lindsey Tyler

Their characters don’t really like the Wilson kids and their characters aren’t exactly likable.


These real-life twins played Ross and Rachel’s baby, Emma, on “Friends” many years ago.

Dia Dipasupil/GettyCali Sheldon and Noelle Sheldon

Appearing on “Friends” over a decade ago in 2003 and 2004, these actresses are now 16 years old.

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