Pieces of Her is a Charlotte Stoudt-created American thriller drama streaming television series based on Karin Slaughter’s 2018 novel of the same name, premiered on Netflix in March 2022. According to the top tens, the series was watched for 227,470,000 hours on Netflix worldwide between February 27, 2022, and April 3, 2022. The production received an 8-episode series order from Netflix in February 2019. Lesli Linka Glatter, Charlotte Stoudt, and Bruna Papandrea created, and executive produced the show. Made Up Stories and Endeavor Content are the production companies involved with the series. Stoudt is also attributed as the series’ writer and showrunner, and Minkie Spiro guided all eight episodes. The show debuted in March 2022.
Bella Heathcote as Andy Oliver:
Laura’s daughter, Andy Oliver, begins “Pieces of Her” adrift in life after a failed stint as an artist, having returned home to care for her mother. Andy gets the shock of her life when she discovers that the woman who raised her had a life she was unaware of. Andy is sent spiralling out on a desperate search for answers as each discovery is more surprising and high-stakes than the last. Bella Heathcote portrays Andy. The Australian actress got her character on “Neighbours,” but it was in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” that she broke out. She has also appeared in “The Neon Demon,” “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women,” “The Man in the High Castle” series on Amazon, and the critically acclaimed horror film “Relic.”
Toni Collette as Laura Oliver:
Laura is a successful speech therapist who lives in Belle Isle with her daughter Andy. Her dark and mysterious catches up with her after a random act of violence makes her a national news story. Who is playing Laura Oliver? It’s a much simpler issue to solve: “Hereditary” and “The Sixth Sense” star Toni Collette plays Laura, the lynchpin of “Pieces of Her’s” twisting, turning mysteries. The Oscar-nominated Australian actress has collaborated with Netflix on several projects, including the critically acclaimed 2019 series “Unbelievable” and the sci-fi drama “Stowaway” set to premiere in 2021. Collette most recently appeared in Guillermo Del Toro’s Best Picture nominee “Nightmare Alley,” and she will next be seen in HBO Max’s true crime limited series “The Staircase,” which is based on the Michael Peterson murder trial.
Jacob Scipio as Jack:
Andy’s quest for the truth takes many unexpected turns, one of which leads her to Jack. Is your friend or foe? Is there anything else? Andy is unsure after a seemingly chance encounter at a bar, and “Pieces of Her” also keeps the audience guessing. Jacob, best known for playing the son of Will Smith’s character in “Bad Boys for Life,” plays Jack. Scipio has also appeared in the war drama “The Outpost” and the Tom Clancy adaptation “Without Remorse” on Amazon. He’ll be seen in “Batgirl,” “The Expendables 4,” and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.
Jessica Barden as young Jane:
Despite having a long-running role in the UK soap Coronation Street (as Kayleigh Morton), Barden is best known as Alyssa, one of the two stars of the Channel 4 series that aired for two seasons between 2017 and 2019. Barden is British and speaks with a Yorkshire accent (she was born in Northallerton). Though she does a fantastic job with the American accent in Pieces of Her, the idea that Barden grows up to become Collette is a little more difficult to swallow, perhaps because her performance as Alyssa is so distinct. You may have also seen Barden in Penny Dreadful, where she plays Justine, as well as in films such as The Lobster, Mindhorn, and the low-budget horror film Habit.
Gil Birmingham as Charlie Bass:
Gil Birmingham, an American actor of Comanche descent, plays Andy’s friend and father figure, who is an agent supervising her and her mother’s witness protection. He’s probably best known for his role as Billy Black, the father of Taylor Lautner’s Jacob Black in the Twilight Saga. Birmingham also appears on Yellowstone regularly as Thomas Rainwater. Birmingham appears in various popular shows, ranging from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Veronica Mars and House of Cards to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. You might have seen him in The Lone Ranger as well. The Marsh King’s Daughter, in which he co-stars with Daisy Ridley and Ben Mendelsohn, is currently in post-production.
Toni Collette plays Laura, a small-town woman recovering from illness with the help of her adult daughter, Andy, in “Pieces of Her.” With the wearying toll of Laura’s treatment wearing thin, the mother-daughter duo finds their lives thrown into complete upheaval after a random shooting. The media attention that follows puts them in the spotlight, exposing them to figures from Laura’s past that Andy knows nothing about. As is customary with Netflix, the cast and characters of “Pieces of Her” have been filled out with familiar faces, up-and-comers, and discoveries, so we’ve put together a handy (and spoiler-free) guide to the cast and characters to help you keep up with every possible turn.