Naomi Cast: Where You’ve Seen The Arrowverse TV Show Stars Before

Viewers who tuned in to The CW on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 know there’s a new hero in the Arrowverse with the premiere of one of the most exciting new DC TV shows of the year. From executive producer Ava Duvernay and based on the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker, Noemie is the story of a black high school girl and superhero fan who discovers new and disconcerting things about herself in the midst of a strange event that occurs in her hometown of Port Oswego, Oregon.

In addition to its intriguing supernatural plot similar to some of the best superhero films in origin history, the series is particularly exciting for the way it showcases refreshing diversity among its central characters. Let’s talk about the Noemie take it even further by breaking down where you might know each actor from, starting with the young and talented lead.

Kaci Walfall as Naomi McDuffie in Naomi

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Kaci WalfallNaomi McDuffie

Featured as main character of Noemie is Kaci Walfall, who made her acting debut in the final season of the hit Lifetime original drama military wives as Nyah (the daughter of Ashanti’s character, Latasha Durant) when she was 7 years old. She followed up that recurring role with a guest spot on Season 4 of person of interest on CBS as a young girl who, along with her older brother (A girl meets the world‘s Amir Mitchell-Townes), becomes the target of a criminal gang.

Walfall would land other guest spots on the original Starz show, To be able to, in 2017 and the Amazon Prime anthology series, modern love, like a younger version of the future The sex life of college girls cast member Renika Williams in 2021. That same year, she will also appear in two episodes of CBS The equalizer with Queen Latifah before being cast in her first leading role in Noemie.

Mouzam Makkar on Naomi

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Mouzam Makkar (Jennifer McDuffie)

As Naomi’s adoptive mother, linguist Jennifer McDuffie, we have Mouzam Makkar, who is actually best known for her work on various horror TV shows. For example, she played a nurse on american horror story Season 5, had a recurring role as Alexandria St. John on The CW’s the vampire diary cast and starred in the sequel to Fox’s short-lived series of The Exorcist in 2015.

Between these appearances, she also starred in procedures like BONE, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and two NBC installments A Chicago franchise – most notably as pharmaceutical rep (and Sev’s ex-girlfriend) Anna in Season 1 of chicago fire and an entirely different character on Chicago Justice in 2017. She has also acted in films like the horror comedy Hallowed, starred in ABC’s short-lived drama, The fix, in 2019, and his next romantic comedy Slip is now in post-production.

Barry Watson on Naomi

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Barry WatsonGreg McDuffie

Playing Naomi’s adoptive father, US military veteran Greg McDuffie, is Barry Watson – a CW veteran who broke into the 7th Sky cast in the mid-1990s when the network was still called The WB. After leaving that hit in 2006, his next big television role was as the title character in the short-lived ABC drama, What about Brian, which he followed up with a starring role in the channel’s Emmy hit comedy, Samantha Who? as the on-and-off lover of Christina Applegate’s titular amnesiac.

After directing the sitcom going out with my dad, Watson played Rupert Murdoch’s son, Lachlan, in Showtime’s acclaimed miniseries, The loudest voices in 2019 and again dabbled in political commentary the following year in The current occupant – a Hulu original horror movie that was part of Blumhouse’s In the dark anthology series. The actor’s notable big screen credits include comedy Sorority Boys of 2002, the horror film of 2005, Boogeyman, and more recently, Bringing a dog home from 2019.

Alexander Wraith on Naomi

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Alexander Wraith (Dee)

Naomi learns more about her connection to the strange happenings surrounding her town from a mysterious tattoo shop owner named Dee, who is played by actor, filmmaker, and stunt coordinator Alexander Wraith. In addition to her recurring role on Netflix’s Orange is the new black cast, the Noemie The cast isn’t the first time he’s starred in a superhero TV show (nor a sci-fi series), as he appeared on HBO season 1. Westworld, to Agents of SHIELD as Agent Anderson, and on an episode of The Mandalorian Season 2.

Some of his most notable film credits include Olive Stone’s savages, a brief appearance in Taken 3, and the thriller 2021 Gateway alongside Olivia Munn and Frank Grillo. Wraith is currently working on a sci-fi thriller titled Tweed – his third feature film as a star, screenwriter and director.

Cranston Johnson on Naomi

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Cranston Johnson (Zumbado)

A car lot owner with a few secrets of his own named Zumbado is played by Cranston Johnson, who once had an impressively eclectic career before joining the Noemie to throw. He already has a TV comic book adaptation under his belt (NBC’s Constantine series), guest starred in two episodes of Atlanta, appeared in an episode of HBO Euphoria, and starred in many crime dramas, including the Neo-Western series, Hap and Leonard, for which he is best known.

In 2020, he landed recurring roles on P-Valley for the Starz and Fox prime-time soap opera Kim-Cattrall, filthy rich, and 2021 saw him appear in the horror film Son, Amazon Prime’s horror TV show, Them, and the Apple TV+ crime drama, The truth must be told. He will then star in an upcoming boxing short titled Impostor.

Mary Charles Jones on Naomi

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Mary Charles Jones (Annabelle)

Naomi’s best friend Annabelle is played by Mary-Charles Jones, who has been acting since she was 6, making her screen debut in the pilot of ABC’s short-lived drama October Road in 2007, before playing a young girl born with Tay-Sachs on a tear Grey’s Anatomy episode two years later. The following year she began appearing on the Disney Channel Hannah Montana as Miley Cyrus’ younger self before starring in the 2011 Free from all ties do it again as Ren’s younger cousin and play one of Jason Bateman’s daughters in identity thief in 2013.

Also in 2013, Jones played the younger version of another sitcom character – Valerie Bertinelli’s Melanie Moretti on Hot in Cleveland – and starred in a made-for-TV adaptation by Jim Benton Dear silent diary series of books. Two years after a guest spot on new girl in 2014, Jones became a TV series regular for the first time as the on-screen daughter of Kevin James on Kevin can wait, which is also his most recent credit before joining the Noemie to throw.

Aidan Gem on Naomi

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Aidan Gemme (Jacob)

Naomi’s boyfriend, Jacob, is played by Aidan Gemme – a experienced theater prodigy known for his stage productions of Finding Neverland and You are a good man, Charlie Brown, to name a few. He made his screen debut as the voice of a young capuchin monkey named Babu in the air bud spin off, treasured friends, in 2012. That same year, he lent his voice to another episode of a bearable straight-to-video franchise, Santa Paws 2: Santa’s Puppies, as Noble – the self-proclaimed leader of the titular group of Holiday Dogs.

He finally appeared in a feature film when he starred in director Scott Derrickson’s crime drama/possession thriller hybrid. deliver us from evil in 2014, which he followed with 2015 tomorrowland – director Brad Bird’s film adaptation of the Walt Disney World attraction of the same name. The actor has also lent his voice to several characters on Dora the Explorer for Nickelodeon before joining the Noemie to throw.

Daniel Puig on Naomi

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Daniel PuigNathan

Naomi’s former boyfriend, a high school jock named Nathan, is portrayed by Daniel Puig. So far, the young model and actor has only earned two more on-screen acting credits before joining the Noemie to throw.

He made his official debut in 2019 as one of the main young stars of The system – a 28-minute film that analyzes how the war on drugs affects both teenagers and adult authority figures. He followed that up the following year with an even shorter drama titled Eden: the only one we have left, which is a documentary that aims to explore concepts such as intimacy and materialism as they exist in the modern sex worker industry, through a more dramatic narrative style.

Camila Moreno on Naomi

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Camille Moreno (Lourdes)

Another comic book reader who also works at a local vintage collectibles store in Naomi’s hometown is named Lourdes and is played by Camila Moreno. Not to be confused with a Chilean folk-rock singer of the same name, this young native of Puerto Rico only got one more on-screen acting credit before joining the Noemie to throw. In 2021, Moreno starred in the experimental sci-fi short film, Lost beyond the stars, by writer and director Kayla Arend.

Will Meyers on Naomi

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Will MeyersAnthony

Another Port Oswego native named Anthony is played by Will Meyers, who can call his role in the Noemie cast his third in a comic book-based TV series, having previously starred with the Gotham casting for a season 5 episode and landing a recurring stint on season 2 of Walking Dead: World Beyond in 2021. Coincidentally, one of his first credits was Nickelodeon Bella and the Bulldogs, featuring future Arrowverse actor Brec Bassinger from star girl notoriety.

Some of Meyers’ early appearances include the 2015 Disney Channel Original Movie, unseen sister, guest spots on both Blue blood and Fresh off the boat in 2017, an episode of Orange is the new blackthe final season of and the Emmy Award-winning HBO film, Bad Education in 2020. That same year, he appeared in Netflix’s quarantine-inspired anthology series, social distancing, and, in 2021, starred in the coming-of-age fantasy comedy Very cool.

Yes Noemie isn’t remembered as one of the best superhero TV shows of 2022, it should at least be remembered as having one of the best casts of the year.

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