Meet the Cast and Characters of "Grand Army"

Tamara Fuentes
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From Seventeen

Are you ready for your next Netflix obsession? Just like our other Netflix YA faves, Grand Army isn't afraid of hitting some pretty hard topics and it's stellar cast brings them to life in a way that makes you feel like you're at Grand Army High School. So whether you just finished bingewatching the series or you're trying to get to know everyone before you jump right in, you're definitely going to be obsessed with this cast.

Here are the cast and characters of Netflix's Grand Army.

Odessa A'zion as Joey Del Marco

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Joey is a junior at Grand Army who doesn't take anything from anyone. She is unafraid to speak her mind and push the envelope, especially when it comes to her reputation.

Odessa is an actress known for her work in Fam and Nashville. She has been acting since she was younger and previously was credited under the name Odessa Adlon.

Odley Jean as Dominique "Dom" Pierre

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Dom is a a junior at Grand Army and is the perfect all-around student. She works hard to ensure her future as a psychologist and is willing to do whatever it takes for her family.

Odley Jean is a breakout actress in Grand Army, with the show being her first television appearance and starring role.

Amir Bageria as Siddhartha "Sid" Pakam

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Photo credit: JASPER SAVAGE - Netflix

Sid is a senior at Grand Army who is a star in the men's swim team. His biggest dream is getting into Harvard and he has been working his whole life to make it happen.

Amir is a Canadian actor known for his role as Baaz Nahir in Degrassi: Next Class.

Maliq Johnson as Jayson Jackson

Jayson is a sophomore at Grand Army and an avid jazz saxophone player. He got his love for music from his grandfather and hopes to join the exclusive all-state band with his best friend.

Maliq is no stranger to Netflix thanks to his role as Terence in When They See Us.

Amalia Yoo as Leila Kwan Zimmer

Leila is a freshman at Grand Army who is still struggling to figure out where she exists in her brand new school. She was adopted from China when she was younger and was raised by her white Jewish parents, causing her to question her own identity.

This isn't the first time Amalia is stepping into Leila's shoes. She previously played her in Slut: The Play, which is what Grand Army is based on.

Jaden Jordan as Owen Williams

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Photo credit: Netflix

Owen is Maliq's best friend who also goes to Grand Army. He plays jazz saxophone and auditions with Maliq to get a spot in the all-state band.

Before joining the Grand Army cast, Jaden was on Broadway in productions of Lion King and Kinky Boots.

Alphonso Romero Jones II as John Ellis

John Ellis is one of the popular guys at school who Dom has a crush on. He works at the local Target to make some cash and he is a prominent member of the Black Student Union.

Alphonso previously starred in the Broadway production of The Lion King and is also a singer and writer.

Thelonius Serrell-Freed as Tim Delaney

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Tim is one of Joey's close friends and Anna's sister. He lives in the same building with Joey and the two often head out to different parties together to have a good time.

Thelonius is known for his work in Magic Lantern and for writing, directing, and producing the short Lashed Out. He was previously credited as Monk Serrell Freed.

Marcela Avelina as Flora Mejia

Flor is Sid's current girlfriend who he has been dating for a while. She is understanding of the pressure he is under to get into a good school and is close friends with his sister, Meera.

Grand Army is Marcela's first television role.

Ashley Ganger as Meera Pakam

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Meera is Sid's younger sister who is a proud feminist artist. She is the writer and director of the new school play that Leila auditions for.

Grand Army is Ashley's first television role.

Zac Kara as Omar Biller

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Omar is a student at Grand Army who is helping Meera with her play and is a big member of the Drama Club.

Before acting, Zac was actually a contestant in season 4 of Masterchef: Junior where he tied for third place.

Anthony Ippolito as George Wright

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George is one of Joey's best friends who is always up for a good party.

Anthony played several roles in the reality series What Would You Do?.

Sydney Meyer as Anna Delaney

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Anna is Tim's sister who is also super close with Joey. The two are almost inseparable and spend a lot of time together.

Sydney previously appeared in Netflix's V-Wars as Ava O'Malley Shadowhunters as Helen Blackthorn.

Brian Altemus as Luke Friedman

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Luke is also part of Joey's friend group and a member of the swim team. He is a lot more reckless than the rest of his friends and is known for coming from a rich family.

Brian appeared in the 2020 film Never Rarely Sometimes Always.

Naiya Ortiz as Sonia Cruz

Sonia is one of Dom's best friends who is also on the basketball team with her.

Before Grand Army, Naiya previously appeared in Monsterland and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Brittany Adebumola as Tamika Jones

Tamika is another one of Dom's BFFs who is always there for her.

This is Brittany's first acting role and she recently graduated from Syracuse University.

Crystal Nelson as Tor Sampson

Tor completes Dom's friend group and is also on the basketball team with her. She is not afraid to be real with her.

Grand Army is Crystal's first television acting role.

Keara Graves as Grace

Grace is one of the girls on the school dance team who is also good friends with Joey. She is very opinionated about everything and is not sorry about it, which causes her to have a lot of enemies.

Keara previously appeared in Lost & Found Music Studios as Leia and The D Cut as Max.

Lola Blackman as Rachel Finer

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Rachel is Leila's BFF and closest confidant. She is a lot more shy and family oriented. Unlike Leila, she doesn't care much about social status at Grand Army.

Lola also appeared in Slut: The Play as Danielle.

August Blanco Rosenstein as Victor Borin

Victor is student at Grand Army who is known for his writing skills and helping out kids with their college applications.

August previously appeared in The Last Full Measure and The Purge.

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