Since season one’s end, USA’s Mr Robot has seen tremendous success from its cast. Returning for season two this Wednesday, three critics’ best-of-2015 nominations were received.
Elliot Alderson is a cybersecurity engineer by day and anarchist known as Society at Night – an engaging show filled with unique characters.
Rami Malek made his breakthrough appearance in USA Network computer-hacker drama Mr. Robot in 2015, garnering him critical and commercial success. Nominated for multiple awards, including Dorian Award, Satellite Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as Critics’ Choice Television Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominations; Critics’ Choice Television Award winner as well. Born to Egyptian immigrant parents from Los Angeles, has a twin brother, Sami, who works as an English teacher at a high school, as well as an older sister, Yasmine.
Starting acting professionally in 2004, he has since appeared as a guest actor on Gilmore Girls, Medium, and Steven Bochco’s war drama Over There. In 2014, he made waves when cast as Elliot Alderson in the USA Network series Mr. Robot, garnering both a Screen Actors Guild nomination and a Primetime Emmy Award win for this performance.
The first season of this show garnered widespread critical acclaim, earning an average episode score on Rotten Tomatoes of 98% and a median rating of 7.5/10 from reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes. As such, it became one of the highest-rated TV shows of its time; later, a second season further explored her character development.
Two seasons were nominated for both Golden Globe and Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama Series; Malek eventually took home both awards. Since then, he has appeared as Lyutsifer Safin in No Time to Die as well as portraying musician Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, playing multiple roles simultaneously.
In 2019, he joined the cast of The CW’s Into the Dark series, while in 2020, he co-starred as lead actor and co-producer in Blackout, an eight-episode drama pilot that follows a radio DJ as they seek to protect their community against an assault on its power grid.
Since 2014, many cast members from Mr. Robot have used the show as an entryway into more exciting projects – for instance, actress Carly Chaikin, who plays Darlene Alderson (Fsociety member and Elliot’s sister), has gone on to pursue painting, opening numerous exhibits during that time.
Christian Slater is an award-winning actor and writer known for starring in high-budget films like Pump Up the Volume and True Romance, among many others. Born in West Hollywood, California, and started acting from an early age.
At eight, Slater made his first television appearance on One Life to Live, later appearing on Ryan’s Hope and The Drew Carey Show. However, his breakthrough role came in 1985 with The Legend of Billie Jean; this film did not achieve great commercial success but has since garnered cult status. Subsequently, starring roles include Interview with the Vampire (1994) and The Crow (1994); both parts had initially been offered to River Phoenix, who turned them down.
Slater initially transitioned from unconventional roles into more traditional heroic ones during the 1990s before returning to more edgy characters in subsequent works. He has received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations twice each, and most recently stars on the USA Network series Mr. Robot, earning critical acclaim – its inaugural season making an ideal score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The second season of this series earned even greater acclaim, receiving outstanding reviews in terms of both script and visual presentation. Rami Malek and Christian Slater received particular praise for their performances on screen; Sam Esmail is widely celebrated for creating such an award-winning series.
Other stars of the show include Portia Doubleday as Angela Moss, an Allsafe Cybersecurity PR manager and Elliot’s former flame (seasons 2-5); Mabel Tyler as young Angela; Stephanie Corneliussen as Joanna Wellick, Tyrell’s wife and head of E Corp (seasons 3-4); BD Wong who leads Dark Army as Zhi Zhang China Minister of State Security (seasons 1-4) as well as Whiterose who serves as Zhi Zhang for state security (seasons 1-4) This cast has received multiple nominations and one award wins since season 1.
Grace Gummer, daughter of Meryl Streep and director John Gummer, is well-versed in acting and fashion. Having made several advertisements, Grace prefers not being too closely associated with high-end labels – preferring a minimal, classic aesthetic instead. In theater productions as well as on-screen she regularly appears (Extant Season 2; Confirmation); she even portrays Nora Ephron in Good Girls Revolt!
Gummer plays Dominique DiPierro in Sam Esmail’s series. Her character is a young FBI field agent investigating an Evil Corp hack and will likely come up against Rami Malek’s Elliot Alderson later on in season two. According to Gummer, Dominique’s intuitive nature will enable her to track down members of Fsociety.
CAA and Anonymous Content represent her, while she is married to music producer/DJ Mark Ronson (father of one child together). Recently, she posted a picture of them both together with their child on Instagram – also working on a Broadway project simultaneously!
Gummer has long resided in New York City and has made appearances on multiple television series. Starting as a regular guest star on the CBS series Zero Hour and then moving on to the HBO series The Newsroom, she has appeared in ten episodes of each. Additionally, Paloma for WIGS offered another platform for Gummer to make her mark.
Lukas Barfuss’ The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents marked her Off-Broadway debut. Other film roles she has appeared in include 1993’s House of the Spirits, and 1998’s The Distinguished Citizen; theater projects she has participated in include Off-Broadway play Mary Page Marlowe as well as both seasons of Halle Berry show Extant; she will co-star alongside Berry again in Amazon series Good Girls Revolt; as well as 2016 film The Hot Zone.
Craig Robinson is an actor, comedian, and singer best known for his roles on the television show The Office as well as in movies such as Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, and Hot Tub Time Machine. Additionally, he has appeared in sketch pads such as Real Time with Bill Maher and Jimmy Kimmel Live! An alumni of Chicago’s Second City comedy troupe, he has performed stand-up comedy throughout the world.
Robinson holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music Education degrees from Illinois State University and Saint Xavier University, respectively, and is also an accomplished musician playing piano, guitar, and drums. Prior to making it big onscreen, he taught elementary school music classes in Chicago and Indiana before debuting his film debut as Maceo Parker in Get On Up (Minor Role). Other TV appearances include the A24 drama Morris from America as well as Wal-Mart commercials where he acts both as a piano player and singer.
He has earned widespread acclaim for his portrayal of Elliot Alderson, a cybersecurity engineer recruited by an insurrectionary anarchist group known as Society to act as a cyber vigilante. While Elliot excels technically, he struggles with social anxiety, dissociative identity disorder, and drug use – characteristics that have garnered critical praise and numerous award nominations in its series created by Sam Esmail.
As a performer, Robinson showcases an unusual brand of humor that mixes deadpan delivery with off-the-cuff observations and improvisational riffing. With an easygoing charm and an adept skill at making subtle jokes that resonate, his spirit draws influence from Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor while remaining distinctly his own.
Robinson is best known for his work as Mr. Robot but has also appeared in other television shows and films. He frequently collaborates with actor and comedian Seth Rogen, appearing alongside him in several movies like Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, This Is the End and Sausage Party. Additionally, he provided voices for three more films, including Escape From Planet Earth and Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters Henchmen.