There are many well-rated shows on Netflix but Grace and Frankie will go down in the streaming platform’s history as not only one of the best but also the longest-running. It is a comedy-drama series that was created by Howard J. Morris and Marta Kauffman. It chronicles the life of two women, who became very close friends when their husbands revealed to them that they were in love with each other and they intended to get married. The show just aired its 5th season in January 2019 and is set to be around for a while longer, thrilling its fans and viewers. The Grace and Frankie Cast have received several nominations for awards, with Jane Fonda winning the Best Actress in a Comedy Series at the 19th OFTA Awards in 2015.
The Cast Of Grace And Frankie
1. Jane Fonda
The multiple award-winning actress plays the role of Grace Hanson, one of the lead roles in the series. Grace, who created her own skincare company called Say Grace, was the wife of Robert Hanson and is the mother of both Mallory and Brianna Hanson.
Fonda began acting since 1960 and has featured in films such as Coming Home (1978) and Klute (1971) for which she won Academy Awards. She has also featured in about 50 films and several other television shows, winning several other prestigious awards in the process.
2. Lily Tomlin
Veteran actress, Lily Tomlin plays the role of Frances “Frankie” Bergstein, a titular cast member on Grace and Frankie. She is the ex-wife of Sol Bergstein and the mother of both Nwabudike and Coyote Bergstein.
Tomlin has won several awards including six Emmy awards and a Tony lifetime achievement award, amongst several others. Though she started off as a standup comedian, she has also featured in several films including 9 to 5, All of Me, Big Business, Pink Panther 2 and several other television shows such as Desperate Housewives, Will & Grace, The Magic School Bus, and more.
3. Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen plays the role of Robert Hanson, the ex-husband of Grace Hanson and the father of her two children. He has been having a secret affair with Sol Bergstein for the past 20 years while married to Grace.
Sheen has starred in several films and television shows such as Badlands, The Subject Was Roses, Apocalypse Now, The West Wing, Kennedy, and several others, including documentaries as well.
4. Sam Waterston
Waterston was cast as Sol Bergstein on Grace and Frankie. His character is a lawyer and the partner of Robert. Sam won the Golden Globes Award for Best Actor – Television Drama Series for his role in I’ll Fly Away in 1993. Over the course of a lengthy and impressive career, he has received several other nominations for awards for films and television shows that he has featured in.
5. Brooklyn Decker
On the show, Brooklyn plays the role of Mallory Hanson – the daughter of Grace. The model turned actress has featured in movies and television shows like Battleship, Just Go with It, and Friends with Better Lives, among others. Grace and Frankie is the second television show she has featured in as a regular.
6. Ethan Embry
Ethan joined the cast of Grace and Frankie as Coyote Bergstein, son of Frankie and Sol Bergstein. Ethan’s first appearance on television dates back to 1990, when he appeared in Drug Wars: The Camarena Story, though in an uncredited role. He has gone on to feature in other films and television shows such as Vegas Vacation, The Devil’s Candy, Grey’s Anatomy, Celeste in The City, and more.
7. June Diane Raphael
The comedian and actress plays the role of Brianna Hanson, who currently heads her mother’s company. June has previously starred in films and television shows like Year One, Bride Wars, Ass Backwards, Unfinished Business, The Very Funny Show, Burning Love and several others. She is also a screenwriter and producer.
8. Baron Vaughn
Baron plays the role of Nwabudike Bergstein as part of the Grace and Frankie cast. He is the adopted son of Sol and Frankie Bergstein; he is a lawyer and works in Sol and Robert’s law firm. The versatile actor has appeared in several other projects like My Brother, Black Dynamite, The Assistant, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Fairly Legal, and Right Now Kapow.
There are several other cast members who have landed recurring and guest roles on Grace and Frankie such as Peter Cambor, Tim Bagley, Millicent Martin, Lindsey Kraft, Peter Gallagher, Scott Evans, and Stacey Farber.
Everything We Know About Grace And Frankie Season 6 and 7
Grace and Frankie has come a long way from when the show premiered for its first season on May 8, 2015. The show was renewed for the 6th season on January 15, 2019, and filming has been concluded, and its premiere date has been scheduled for January 2020.
Grace And Frankie was then renewed for its 7th season on September 4, 2019, and it has been confirmed that this would be the last season of the show, and it would have 16 episodes, which is expected to air around early 2021. With this information, fans are already getting ready to say goodbye to Grace and Frankie and its cast. By the conclusion of the anticipated 7th season, the show would officially become the longest-running show on Netflix, with a total of 94 episodes.