Andor brings a slew of new characters into the Star Wars Andor cast, and here’s all you need to know about them. Andor takes Star Wars on an entirely new path, unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, as Cassian’s genesis tale begins with an ordinary thief who is down on his luck, not the classic story with Jedi and Sith or a civil war between the Empire and the Rebellion.
The initial minutes, which seem like a neo-noir criminal thriller right out of Blade Runner, soon give way to a very grounded narrative about people, such as the blue-collar laborers who keep the Empire’s business interests running, but we encounter a whole new cast of characters on worlds like Ferrix, Morlana One, and Kenari, the ones who define Cassian’s background and help him become who he needs to be.
But who are the actors in the Star Wars Andor cast and where can you remember them from? Here’s a list of some new and old characters presented in the Star Wars Andor cast.
Diego Luna as Cassian Andor
Star Wars fans will recognize him best as Rebel spy Cassian Andor from Rogue One, but Diego Luna has been delivering excellent performances, especially when he co-starred in the blockbuster hit Mexican film Y tu mamá también. He’s worked with award-winning directors such as Steven Spielberg, Gus Van Sant, and Barry Jenkins since his breakthrough performance, and other genre films in which he participated include Neill Blomkamp’s dystopian sci-fi thriller Elysium.
Star Wars Andor cast member Luna is 42 years old, was born on December 29, 1979, and was once married to Camila Sodi.
Adria Arjona as Bix Caleen
Bix Caleen, played by Adria Arjona, is a mechanic by day and a black market trader at night and also appears to be one of Cassian’s oldest pals on Ferrix, and may have been more than buddies in the past. While we don’t know much else about Bix, it’s evident she despises authority for a good reason.
The Puerto Rican actor Arjona was most recently seen as Marvel character Martine Bancroft in last year’s Spider-Man-inspired vampire flick Morbius and also played the titular bride in the 2022 remake of Father of the Bride. Arjona previously starred in NBC’s Wizard of Oz TV series Emerald City, and she is 30 years old, being born on April 25, 1992. Star Wars Andor cast member Arjona has been married to Edgardo Canales since 2019.
Stellan Skarsgard as Luthen Rael
Stellan Skarsgard is a cinema veteran, with a career that dates all the way back to the late 1960s in his home in Sweden: in the nerd world, he’s probably best known for his roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and his recurring role as Dr. Erik Selvig in the MCU. The cruel and grotesque Baron Harkonnen in Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptation of Dune is also one of his works.
If you’re searching for anything more than genre fare, he’s worked with filmmaker Lars von Trier multiple times, and he’s also in Good Will Hunting and The Hunt for Red October. Star Wars Andor cast member Skarsgard is 71 years old, was born on June 13, 1951, and is married to Megan Everett.
Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma
Genevieve O’Reilly reprises her role as Chandrilan senator and eventual Rebel Alliance commander Mon Mothma: while she is most known for her part in Rogue One, O’Reilly was the first cast as the character in Revenge of the Sith, but most of her sequences were deleted from the theatrical version. However, Andor, thankfully, finally allows us to glimpse Mon Mothma’s past as a senator. Star Wars Andor cast member O’Reilly is 45 years old, was born on January 6, 1977, and her partner is Luke Mulvihill.
Fiona Shaw as Maarva
Star Wars Andor cast member Fiona Shaw is another living icon who is finally making her Star Wars debut: on the show, she plays Maarva, Cassian’s adopted mother in Andor, and in Episode 3, we discover a lot about how the two initially met, as well as what Maarva’s life was like during the Clone Wars. She has clearly been rebelling for far longer than everyone else on the show, and we are really glad to see her in this role.
You’ve seen her in a slew of films and TV programs, most recently Killing Eve, Fleabag, and Channel Zero, but nerds may recognize her best as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter movie and Marnie Stonebrook in the HBO series True Blood: the award-winning performer has also starred in several plays and is arguably best recognized for her work in historical dramas. Star Wars Andor cast member Shaw is 64 years old, was born on July 10, 1958, and is married to Sonali Deraniyagala.