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Elisabeth Moss Elisabeth Moss as Offred/June Osborne

Elisabeth Moss

Offred/June Osborne

A Handmaid trying to survive in the male-dominated totalitarian regime of Gilead. Enslaved by a society that values only her fertility, Offred must find a way to survive in a world of oppression and swift, cruel punishments.

Yvonne Strahovski Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy

Yvonne Strahovski

Serena Joy

Serena Joy is wife of Commander Waterford and the head of the household staff. As an influential public figure, she fought for traditional values and the establishment of Gilead.

Joseph Fiennes Joseph Fiennes as Commander Waterford

Joseph Fiennes

Commander Waterford

A founding father of Gilead and powerful, high-ranking official. He rules the household where Offred is a handmaid.

Samira Wiley Samira Wiley as Moira

Samira Wiley

Moira

Moira is Offred’s (Elisabeth Moss) best friend from college, her fellow handmaid-in-training at the Red Center, and a connection to life before Gilead.

Alexis Bledel Alexis Bledel as Ofglen/Emily

Alexis Bledel

Ofglen/Emily

A fellow Handmaid and companion. At first, Ofglen seems like a pious rule-follower, loyal to the oppressive Gilead system, but she turns out to be daring and subversive.

Max Minghella Max Minghella as Nick Blaine

Max Minghella

Nick Blaine

Nick is a Guardian in Gilead, the totalitarian theocracy that has taken over America. Living in Commander Waterford’s house, working as his driver, he makes a connection with Offred, although she’s unsure whether he’s an Eye, working for the secret police.

Madeline Brewer Madeline Brewer as Janine

Madeline Brewer

Janine

A fellow handmaid Offred meets in the Red Center who, after a tortuous punishment, begins losing her grasp on reality.

Ann Dowd Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia

Ann Dowd

Aunt Lydia

Aunt Lydia runs the Red Center, where she indoctrinates handmaids into the Gilead system. She trains them, by any means necessary, for their role as ritualized sexual servants in the homes of “Commanders,” the elite of Gilead.

O-T Fagbenle O-T Fagbenle as Luke Bankole

O-T Fagbenle

Luke Bankole

Offred’s husband from the world before Gilead and father to their daughter Hannah.

Amanda Brugel Amanda Brugel as Rita

Amanda Brugel

Rita

A Martha serving Commander Fred and Serena Joy.

Bradley Whitford Bradley Whitford as Commander Lawrence

Bradley Whitford

Commander Lawrence

A Commander in the Republic of Gilead, and (presumably) a member of the Sons of Jacob. He is married to Eleanor Lawrence.

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