13 "Lucifer" Actor Side-By-Sides That Show The Cast In Their First Big Role, On The Show, And IRL

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1.Tom Ellis's first role in 2000:

Tom's first onscreen credit was as Ben in one episode of the British sitcom Kiss Me Kate. After Kiss Me Kate, Tom went on to star in numerous TV movies before landing recurring roles on Nice Guy Eddie, EastEnders, The Passion, Monday Monday, Merlin, Rush, Miranda, and more. He also appeared in one episode of Once Upon a Time as Robin Hood before the role was recast.

Tom's first onscreen credit was as Ben in one episode of the British sitcom Kiss Me Kate. After Kiss Me Kate, Tom went on to star in numerous TV movies before landing recurring roles on Nice Guy Eddie, EastEnders, The Passion, Monday Monday, Merlin, Rush, Miranda, and more. He also appeared in one episode of Once Upon a Time as Robin Hood before the role was recast.

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Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar on Lucifer:

Tom landed the role of Lucifer Morningstar in 2016 and starred in the show for 93 episodes. Speaking about ending the show after six seasons, Tom said,

Tom landed the role of Lucifer Morningstar in 2016 and starred in the show for 93 episodes. Speaking about ending the show after six seasons, Tom said, "It was an interesting time because everyone was so invested in these characters and in this show that we really cared that we did this right."

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Tom Ellis in real life:

After Lucifer, Tom will be starring in Netflix's upcoming rom-com Players alongside Gina Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., Liza Koshy, and Joel Courtney.

After Lucifer, Tom will be starring in Netflix's upcoming rom-com Players alongside Gina Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., Liza Koshy, and Joel Courtney.

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2.Lauren German's first role in 2001:

After having a few minor parts on TV, Lauren's first notable role came when she appeared as Marie in an episode of 7th Heaven in 2001. Then, Lauren went on to star as Belinda in A Walk to Remember opposite Mandy Moore and Shane West in 2002. Lauren also guest-starred on numerous shows, like Happy Town and Hawaii Five-0, before landing her starring role as Leslie Shay on Chicago Fire in 2012.

After having a few minor parts on TV, Lauren's first notable role came when she appeared as Marie in an episode of 7th Heaven in 2001. Then, Lauren went on to star as Belinda in A Walk to Remember opposite Mandy Moore and Shane West in 2002. Lauren also guest-starred on numerous shows, like Happy Town and Hawaii Five-0, before landing her starring role as Leslie Shay on Chicago Fire in 2012.

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Lauren German as Chloe Decker on Lucifer:

Right after her time on Chicago Fire, Lauren got the role of Chloe in 2016 and went on to star in 93 episodes. Talking about Chloe's ending on Lucifer, Lauren said,

Right after her time on Chicago Fire, Lauren got the role of Chloe in 2016 and went on to star in 93 episodes. Talking about Chloe's ending on Lucifer, Lauren said, "It's just really sweet. You get to see that Chloe lived her life, had a full, lovely life, loved her family, but then you also get the cherry on top, which is she gets to go be with her love."

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Lauren in real life:

In an Instagram post about Lucifer ending, Lauren wrote,

In an Instagram post about Lucifer ending, Lauren wrote, "As we close this journey, I’d like to thank you fans for enjoying our show and for rallying for us since the start. It’s a sweet thing you know. You’re loving. Be well, many thanks."

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3.Kevin Alejandro in his first role in 2003:

In 2003, Kevin appeared in several TV shows and movies, like Crossing Jordan, Purgatory Flats, and Las Vegas. After these small roles, he went on to guest-star on Charmed and 24 before landing a recurring role as Dominic Hughes on The Young and the Restless. His first starring role came in 2006, when he was cast as Santos in Ugly Betty. Kevin has also appeared in shows like Weeds, Parenthood, Southland, True Blood, Arrow, and more.

In 2003, Kevin appeared in several TV shows and movies, like Crossing Jordan, Purgatory Flats, and Las Vegas. After these small roles, he went on to guest-star on Charmed and 24 before landing a recurring role as Dominic Hughes on The Young and the Restless. His first starring role came in 2006, when he was cast as Santos in Ugly Betty. Kevin has also appeared in shows like Weeds, Parenthood, Southland, True Blood, Arrow, and more.

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Kevin Alejandro as Dan Espinoza on Lucifer:

Kevin joined the cast of Lucifer as Dan in 2016 and went on to star in 93 episodes of the series. In fact, Kevin wasn't the original actor cast as Dan and actually reshot the pilot after it had wrapped production. Kevin said,

Kevin joined the cast of Lucifer as Dan in 2016 and went on to star in 93 episodes of the series. In fact, Kevin wasn't the original actor cast as Dan and actually reshot the pilot after it had wrapped production. Kevin said, "I knew they were interested in meeting me, they sent me the Lucifer pilot, and I had heard of Tom Ellis. So, I watched the pilot and I just really wanted to work with Tom because I think he's great."

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Kevin Alejandro in real life:

4.D.B. Woodside's first role in 1996:

D.B.'s first starring role was in legal TV drama Murder One, which also starred Stanley Tucci. He appeared in numerous episodes and the spinoff series as Aaron Mosely. Afterward, D.B. went on to star in several notable TV shows, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 24, Hawthorne, Monk, Parenthood, Suits, Pearson, and more.

D.B.'s first starring role was in legal TV drama Murder One, which also starred Stanley Tucci. He appeared in numerous episodes and the spinoff series as Aaron Mosely. Afterward, D.B. went on to star in several notable TV shows, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 24, Hawthorne, Monk, Parenthood, Suits, Pearson, and more.

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D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel on Lucifer:

D.B. was cast as Amenadiel on Lucifer in 2016 and went on to star in 93 episodes of the series. During Season 6, D.B. also directed the episode

D.B. was cast as Amenadiel on Lucifer in 2016 and went on to star in 93 episodes of the series. During Season 6, D.B. also directed the episode "Save the Devil, Save the World."

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D.B. Woodside in real life:

5.Lesley-Ann Brandt's first role in 2009:

Lesley-Ann's first role was in 2009 on the short-lived New Zealand comedy Diplomatic Immunity. After that series wrapped, she went on to star as Naevia on Spartacus and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Lesley-Ann also guest-starred on several other TV shows, like Single Ladies and The Librarians.

Lesley-Ann's first role was in 2009 on the short-lived New Zealand comedy Diplomatic Immunity. After that series wrapped, she went on to star as Naevia on Spartacus and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Lesley-Ann also guest-starred on several other TV shows, like Single Ladies and The Librarians.

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Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen on Lucifer:

Lesley-Ann began starring as Maze in the pilot episode of Lucifer in 2016, and she went on to star in 93 episodes. Looking back at being cast on the show, Lesley-Ann said,

Lesley-Ann began starring as Maze in the pilot episode of Lucifer in 2016, and she went on to star in 93 episodes. Looking back at being cast on the show, Lesley-Ann said, "I tested for three different shows in one week, and Lucifer was one of them and Limitless was another. Lucifer decided to let me go with the contract and I didn’t get Limitless either. I was on a photo shoot and I got a call from my agent and she said they want to reinstate your deal on Lucifer and I was so excited because I really did love the character when I read it."

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Lesley-Ann Brandt in real life:

6.Rachael Harris's first role in 1993:

Rachael's first acting credit was in the sci-fi series SeaQuest DSV in 1993, where she played a crew member named Rose. She's starred in so many TV shows throughout her career, like Sister, Sister; Reno 911!; New Girl; Surviving Jack; Suits; and many more. She's also an accomplished voice actor who has lent her voice to projects like Wreck-It Ralph, BoJack Horseman, and more.

Rachael's first acting credit was in the sci-fi series SeaQuest DSV in 1993, where she played a crew member named Rose. She's starred in so many TV shows throughout her career, like Sister, Sister; Reno 911!; New Girl; Surviving Jack; Suits; and many more. She's also an accomplished voice actor who has lent her voice to projects like Wreck-It Ralph, BoJack Horseman, and more.

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Rachael Harris as Linda Martin on Lucifer:

Rachael was cast as Linda in 2016 and appeared in all 93 episodes of Lucifer. Talking about being cast on the show, she said,

Rachael was cast as Linda in 2016 and appeared in all 93 episodes of Lucifer. Talking about being cast on the show, she said, "When I read the pilot, I instantly loved that character of Lucifer. I loved how complex he was. I love that he was seeking redemption, that he was trying to better himself, that he was becoming more self-aware and I really loved getting to play a therapist to the most irredeemable person ever."

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Rachael Harris in real life:

7.Aimee Garcia's first role in 1999:

Aimee made her acting debut in the film The Home Coming in 1996. She then went on to appear in episodes of ER, Greetings from Tucson, All About the Andersons, Supernatural, and more. Her most notable roles were then playing Veronica Palmero on George Lopez and Jamie Batista on Dexter. 

Aimee made her acting debut in the film The Home Coming in 1996. She then went on to appear in episodes of ER, Greetings from Tucson, All About the Andersons, Supernatural, and more. Her most notable roles were then playing Veronica Palmero on George Lopez and Jamie Batista on Dexter.

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Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez on Lucifer:

Aimee joined Lucifer as Ella in Season 2 and went on to star in 80 episodes of the series. Speaking about her audition, Aimee said,

Aimee joined Lucifer as Ella in Season 2 and went on to star in 80 episodes of the series. Speaking about her audition, Aimee said, "When I read the script for a Latina scientist, because you don’t see a lot of Latinas in STEM, that’s the first thing that got me really excited about it, and her sense of humor and dorkiness. I got to the audition, and I went for it!"

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Aimee Garcia in real life:

8.Scarlett Estevez's first role in 2013:

Scarlett's first notable role came in 2013 when she starred in the movie And Then There Was You. Afterward, she went on to star in Daddy's Home and Daddy's Home 2 as Megan, Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini's daughter in the films. 

Scarlett's first notable role came in 2013 when she starred in the movie And Then There Was You. Afterward, she went on to star in Daddy's Home and Daddy's Home 2 as Megan, Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini's daughter in the films.

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Scarlett Estevez as Trixie Espinoza on Lucifer:

After starring in the Lucifer pilot in 2016, Scarlett went on to appear in 76 episodes of the series. In an Instagram post about the show ending, Scarlett wrote,

After starring in the Lucifer pilot in 2016, Scarlett went on to appear in 76 episodes of the series. In an Instagram post about the show ending, Scarlett wrote, "Goodbyes are hard. Thank you for showing Trixie so much love over the years."

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Scarlett Estevez in real life:

9.Tricia Helfer's first role in 2002:

Tricia's first onscreen role was in an episode of Jeremiah opposite Luke Perry. She went on to appear in numerous TV shows before landing her starring role as Number Six on Battlestar Galactica, a part she played form 2004 until 2009. More recently, Tricia's appeared in episodes of Two and a Half Men, Dark Blue, The Firm, Killer Woman, Suits, Powers, and more.

Tricia's first onscreen role was in an episode of Jeremiah opposite Luke Perry. She went on to appear in numerous TV shows before landing her starring role as Number Six on Battlestar Galactica, a part she played form 2004 until 2009. More recently, Tricia's appeared in episodes of Two and a Half Men, Dark Blue, The Firm, Killer Woman, Suits, Powers, and more.

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Tricia Helfer as Charlotte Richards/Lucifer and Amenadiel's mom on Lucifer:

Tricia first guest-starred on Lucifer in the Season 2 premiere, and she went on to star in 47 episodes as Charlotte. Even though Charlotte's time on the show really came to an end in Season 5, Tricia did love coming back for the series finale, saying,

Tricia first guest-starred on Lucifer in the Season 2 premiere, and she went on to star in 47 episodes as Charlotte. Even though Charlotte's time on the show really came to an end in Season 5, Tricia did love coming back for the series finale, saying, "I was super happy to come back and play."

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Tricia Helfer in real life:

Aside from Lucifer, Tricia also starred on Van Helsing as Dracula for nine episodes. She can next be seen on Step Up: High Water Season 3.

Aside from Lucifer, Tricia also starred on Van Helsing as Dracula for nine episodes. She can next be seen on Step Up: High Water Season 3.

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10.Inbar Lavi's first role in 2008:

Inbar's first onscreen credit was in an episode of the short-lived CW series Privileged in 2008. After this, she went on to appear in episodes of The Closer, Entourage, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, and more. Her most notable role came when she was cast in Imposters as Maddie in 2017. She also starred on Prison Break and Underemployed. 

Inbar's first onscreen credit was in an episode of the short-lived CW series Privileged in 2008. After this, she went on to appear in episodes of The Closer, Entourage, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, and more. Her most notable role came when she was cast in Imposters as Maddie in 2017. She also starred on Prison Break and Underemployed.

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Inbar Lavi as Eve on Lucifer:

Inbar first guest-starred on Lucifer during Season 4, and she went on to appear in 14 episodes, which included the final season. She quickly became a fan favorite, especially after Eve became a love interest for Maze.

Inbar first guest-starred on Lucifer during Season 4, and she went on to appear in 14 episodes, which included the final season. She quickly became a fan favorite, especially after Eve became a love interest for Maze.

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Inbar Lavi in real life:

11.Tom Welling's first role in 2001:

Tom's first TV role was on the CBS series Judging Amy, opposite Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Dan Futterman, and more. Shortly after appearing in Season 2 of this series, Tom landed the role of Clark Kent/Superman on Smallville, a role he played for 10 years. 

Tom's first TV role was on the CBS series Judging Amy, opposite Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Dan Futterman, and more. Shortly after appearing in Season 2 of this series, Tom landed the role of Clark Kent/Superman on Smallville, a role he played for 10 years.

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Tom Welling as Marcus Pierce on Lucifer:

Tom joined the cast of Lucifer as Marcus in Season 3 and appeared in 22 episodes in 2017 and 2018. 

Tom joined the cast of Lucifer as Marcus in Season 3 and appeared in 22 episodes in 2017 and 2018.

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Tom Welling in real life:

12.Brianna Hildebrand's first role in 2016:

After appearing in a few short films, Brianna's first notable role was as Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool opposite Ryan Reynolds. She then went on to star in Deadpool 2, The Exorcist, and Netflix's Trinkets.

After appearing in a few short films, Brianna's first notable role was as Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool opposite Ryan Reynolds. She then went on to star in Deadpool 2, The Exorcist, and Netflix's Trinkets.

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Brianna Hildebrand as Rory on Lucifer:

Brianna joined Lucifer as Rory during the show's final season and made a lasting impression with just 10 episodes. Speaking about joining the show in such an important role, Brianna said 

Brianna joined Lucifer as Rory during the show's final season and made a lasting impression with just 10 episodes. Speaking about joining the show in such an important role, Brianna said "the pressure was pretty intense." She went on to say she loved her final scene between Lucifer and Chloe, saying, "It’s really a beautiful thing for Rory to do, to really say that she loves who she is. And also for her about Chloe and Lucifer, it’s the same, that she doesn’t want anything to change."

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Brianna Hildebrand in real life:

13.Scott Porter's first role in 2006:

Scott's first onscreen credit was when he appeared in four episodes of As the World Turns in 2006. The following year, he landed the role of Jason Street on Friday Night Lights. He also appeared in numerous movies like Prom Night, Dear John, Speed Racer, and more. Scott is also known for his starring role in Hart of Dixie. 

Scott's first onscreen credit was when he appeared in four episodes of As the World Turns in 2006. The following year, he landed the role of Jason Street on Friday Night Lights. He also appeared in numerous movies like Prom Night, Dear John, Speed Racer, and more. Scott is also known for his starring role in Hart of Dixie.

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Scott Porter as Carol Corbett on Lucifer:

Scott first appeared as Carol at the end of Lucifer Season 5, and he went on to reprise his role throughout the final season. Even though he only appeared in nine episodes total, Carol became such an important character, especially for Ella.

Scott first appeared as Carol at the end of Lucifer Season 5, and he went on to reprise his role throughout the final season. Even though he only appeared in nine episodes total, Carol became such an important character, especially for Ella.

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Scott Porter in real life:

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