Based on the DC Comics character from the comic book series “The Sandman”, Lucifer is an urban fantasy, horror, supernatural, and comedy-drama television series that revolves around the life and activities of the titular character. In the show, Lucifer abandons his throne in hell and makes a home in the city of Los Angeles where he gets involved in a number of activities that generally spice up his life from what he was previously used to. Here is a look at cast members of Lucifer as well as the actors who play the show’s favorite characters.
Lucifer Cast: Famous Characters We Love and the Actors Behind Them
1. Tom Ellis – Lucifer Morningstar
Welsh actor Tom Ellis, a graduate of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, plays the titular character of Lucifer Morningstar A.K.A The Lord of Hell, in the show. Having gotten bored with his life in hell, the character abandons his throne and begins an adventure on Earth, residing in Los Angeles, California where he runs a high-end night club and also works as a civilian consultant for the city’s police department.
2. Lauren German – Detective Chloe Decker
American actress Lauren German, who is best known for her roles in A Walk to Remember (2002), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), and Hostel: Part II (2007), was cast as a homicide detective, Chloe Decker, on Lucifer. With the help of Lucifer, who takes an interest in her due to her immunity to his abilities, German’s character is able to solve a number of crimes, something that goes on to fascinate her even though she is repulsed by him.
3. Kevin Alejandro – Detective Daniel “Dan” Espinoza
Kevin Alejandro, who is better known to the public for his roles as Nate Moretta in Southland and Jesús Velásquez in True Blood, plays the role of Daniel Espinoza, an LAPD homicide detective and the ex-husband of Chloe Decker. The American actor, who is also a film director, has been able to direct one of the episodes of the show. He served as the director for the episode “Once Upon a Time”, which was aired as a bonus episode on May 28, 2018, after the third season of the series had concluded.
4. D. B. Woodside – Amenadiel
Best known for his portrayal of White House Chief of Staff/President Wayne Palmer on the Fox series 24, American actor D. B. Woodside joined the cast of Lucifer to play the role of Amenadiel, an Angel and the oldest sibling of Lucifer. His character comes to Los Angeles in order to encourage the Lord of Hell back to his throne. After failing to convince him, he tries different ways to force his younger brother to do so.
5. Lesley-Ann Brandt – Mazikeen
South African actress Lesley-Ann Brandt, who rose to international prominence following her role as slave girl Naevia in Spartacus: Blood and Sand, appears here as Mazikeen, a demon that is a confidante and devoted ally of Lucifer. The character who served as Hell’s head torturer, followed her leader to Los Angeles where she now works as a bartender and bodyguard. She has in recent time also worked as a bounty hunter.
6. Rachael Harris – Dr. Linda Martin
American actress and comedian Rachael Harris joins the cast of Lucifer as Dr. Linda Martin. The Ohio native, who has appeared in other popular shows like Suits and The Good Wife, serves as the titular character’s Stanford-educated psychotherapist who at one point in time accepted payments in the form of sex from her patient.
7. Kevin Rankin – Detective Malcolm Graham
The American actor, Kevin Rankin plays the role of Detective Malcolm Graham, a police officer who was shot and killed before the series began. The character was, however, brought back to life from hell by Amenadiel to kill Lucifer.
8. Tricia Helfer – Charlotte Richards / “Mum”
Canadian actress Tricia Helfer is the first Lucifer cast member to become a favorite after having joined in the second season. She plays the role of Charlotte Richards/Mum, Lucifer and Amenadiel’s mother and the exiled wife of God. She escaped her prison in hell to come to earth where her soul occupies the body of a murdered lawyer named Charlotte Richards.