Imagine the world with people who possess superhuman powers and can do things beyond what the ordinary human mind can comprehend. Of course, such people are only found in movies and TV shows like The Gifted, Powers, Marvel’s The Inhumans, Looper, Cloak And Dagger, and Chronicle.
The Gifted, in particular, has gained a lot of attention due to the fact that it was inspired by the stories from the X-Men comic books. The American TV series, The Gifted, had a thrilling first season but an even better second season with more superpowered scenes. The second season of the series featured a few old faces from the comics while many new characters were created for the television series.
The plot of the show revolved around two parents trying to keep their kids safe by fleeing to the underground as the government rounds up people who possess mutant abilities. In order to protect their children, the Gifted kids are taken to join a sect of the mutant community who are also on the run from the government. In the second season of The Gifted, the mutants continue their fight for mutant civil rights. The season also introduces the Morlocks and explores more on the terrorist organization, the Purifiers. Let’s meet some of the cast members of the Gifted Season 2.
The Gifted Cast – Meet The Characters and Heroes of Season 2
Stephen Moyer As Reed Strucker
The English actor and director plays the lead role in the series as Reed Strucker, a District Attorney who is trying to balance his family while taking up the responsibility of keeping his mutant teenage kids away from harm. Reed Strucker is the husband of Caitlin Strucker and the father of Lauren and Andy Strucker in The Gifted.
Stephen Moyer has starred in several other television shows, he notably played the lead role in the American TV series True Blood, between 2008 and 2014. His role as Bill Compton in True Blood can be described as his best role so far as it earned him ten award nominations and he won four awards in the process. He also starred as the main character in series such as Lilies, NY-LON, The Bastard Executioner, Shots Fired and Safe House.
Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker
In The Gifted Cast, the female lead role – Caitlin Strucker is portrayed by American actress Amy Acker. Amy’s character, Caitlin Strucker is a nurse and the wife of Stephen Moyer’s character, Reed Strucker. Her character is also the mother of the mutant teenagers – Lauren and Andy. Her character in the series is a normal human mom and nurse without mutant abilities.
Amy Acker started her acting career when she was 22 years old, in 1998. She was born in Dallas, Texas and she graduated from Southern Methodist University. Amy has been married to fellow actor, James Carpinello since 2003 and the couple has two kids together. Amy has starred in several other TV series such as Angel, Alias, Person of Interest, Happy Town and Dollhouse.
Sean Teale as Marcos Diaz
Sean plays the role of Marcos Diaz, a powerful rebellious mutant who possesses the power to absorb and manipulate photons. His character’s signature name is Eclipse. Marcos Diaz’s parents abandoned him as soon as they saw that he possessed mutant abilities, leaving Diaz to fall into bad company and do odd jobs to survive.
Sean Teale is an English actor born on June 18, 1992, in London, England. He started his acting career in 2010 and has starred in over 16 films and television series already. His most noticeable TV series appearances are in Reign, where he was cast as Louis de Condé; in Skins, where he appeared in 18 episodes of the series as Nick Levan in the 5th and 6th seasons; in Mr. Selfridge, where he was cast as Franco in ten episodes of the series second season; and in Incorporated, where he played the lead role, Ben Larson.
Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker
Natalie Lind plays the character of one of the cynosure mutant kids in the series – Lauren Strucker. Her character in the series has the mutant ability to create force fields. Lauren is the daughter of Caitlin Strucker and Reed Strucker, and also the sister of Andy Strucker.
The American actress was born on June 21, 1999. Her mother is Barbara Alyn Woods and she has two younger sisters who are also actresses, Emily Alyn Lind, and Alyvia Alyn Lind. Her character in The Gifted is her biggest role since she started her professional acting career in 2006. She has played recurring roles in TV series such as Gotham and The Goldberg, as Silver St. Cloud and Dana Caldwell respectively.
Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker
Percy White was cast in the series as Andy Strucker, who possessed the power of telekinesis, the ability to move objects with the power of one’s thoughts. He is one of the central kids in the series. He is the son of Reed and Caitlin Strucker, and also Lauren’s younger brother. White’s character in the series is a loner who prefers to keep things to himself.
Percy White is a Canadian actor born to Joel Thomas Hynes and Sherry White on October 8, 2001, in Canada. Both his parents are actors and Percy is following in the footsteps of his parents. He started his career as an actor in 2008 and has starred in films and TV series such as Between, Edge of Winter and A Christmas Horror Story. His main role as Andy Strucker in The Gifted is the biggest role of the actor so far.
Coby Bell As Jace Turner
Coby Bell’s character in the series as Jace Turner is one of the show’s villains and main cast member. Turner is a Sentinel Services agent responsible for finding and rounding up the Struckers as well as the other mutants.
Coby Bell is an American actor, musician and songwriter, born on May 11, 1975, in Orange County, California. The San Jose State University graduate is married to Aviss Pinkney-Bell and they have four kids together, two sets of twins. The first set of twins are both girls and the other set consist of a boy and a girl. He has starred in several TV series such as L.A. Doctors, Third Watch, Burn Notice and The Game.
Jamie Chung As Clarice Fong
The Gifted series also has the character Clarice Fong, who is played by Jamie Chung. Chung’s character goes by the code name Blink, a mutant who has the ability of teleportation. She uses her ability to get out of unpleasant situations. Her character can be described as an “independently minded” member of the mutant underground, and one who is lively and sarcastic.
Chung is a Korean-American actress born on April 10, 1983, in San Francisco, California. She and her elder sister were born to Korean parents who immigrated to the United States. Jamie Chung attended and graduated from Lowell High School and went on to Obtain a B.A in Economics from the University of California. A year before the ex-reality TV star graduated from college, she starred in 28 episodes of the MTV reality TV show The Real World: San Diego; the show marked her screen debut. She has since starred in films such as Dragonball: Evolution, Grownups, The Hangover Part II, Sucker Punch and Big Hero 6. On the Television scene, she was cast as the lead character in Samurai and has played recurring roles in other television series such as Gotham, Resident Advisors, Believe, Once Upon a Time and Days of Our Lives. The actress is married to Bryan Greenberg, her colleague in the entertainment industry.
Skyler Samuels As Frost sisters
Skyler Samuels portrays the roles of the Frost sisters – Esme, Sophie and Phoebe. The triplets all have the same mutant power, telepathy – the ability to communicate directly by psychic means. The sisters are part of ‘The Inner Circle’, a group which serves as one of the antagonists for the second season.
Skyler Samuels was born on April 14, 1994, and she is an actress and model. She was raised by her parents Kathy and Scott Samuels. She is the only female child in the family and was raised alongside her three brothers, Jack, Harrison and Cody. Samuels studied at Stanford University and graduated with a degree in marketing and intellectual property. She played the lead role as Chloe King in the TV series The Nine Lives of Chloe King. She also played main roles in TV series such as The Gates and Scream Queens.
Blair Redford As John Proudstar
Also included in The Gifted cast is Blair Redford who stars in the series as the leader of the underground mutant community, John Proudstar and goes by the code name Thunderbird. His character possesses the mutant abilities of superhuman senses, strength, sturdiness, stamina and speed. He is also a trained hand to hand combatant.
Blair Redford is an American actor, born on July 27, 1983, in Atlanta, Georgia. The actor has starred in TV series such as Satisfaction, The Lying Game, Switched at Birth, 90210, Passions and The Young and the Restless.