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For portrayals featured in the spin-off, see Category:Cast of American Horror Stories.

In each season of American Horror Story, there is a whole new cast who portray new characters, but often times there are actors who are used more than one season. This category uses the form Cast Member.

AHS Repertory Company[]

Though each season brings us a new story with (mostly) new characters, they are usually played by an ensemble of returning actors.

  • A dark grey cell indicates the actor was not in the season or is not confirmed to return to a future season.
  • To keep the table in order, portrayals that exceed three characters per actor in a season are referenced. In particular, the difference between actual reenactments taking place in the episode (Roanoke) versus narrative portrayed on screen during a character's storytelling (Cult).
 Returning Actors
Actor Murder House (2011) Asylum (2012) Coven  (2013) Freak Show (2014) Hotel (2015) Roanoke (2016) Cult (2017) Apocalypse (2018) 1984 (2019) Double Feature (2021) NYC (2022) Delicate
Adina Porter Sally Freeman Lee Harris Beverly Hope Dinah Stevens Chief Burleson
Alexandra Breckenridge Moira O'Hara (younger) Kaylee
Andrew Tippie Larry Man
Angela Bassett Marie Laveau Desiree Dupree Ramona Royale Monet Tumusiime[1] Marie Laveau
Angelica Ross Dr. Donna Chambers The Chemist
Anthony Ruivivar Miguel Ramos Richard Ramirez
Ashlynn Ross Jeanne LaLaurie Myrna Austin
Benjamin Woolf Infantata Meep
Billie Lourd Winter Anderson[2] Mallory Montana Duke Lark Feldman Dr. Hannah Wells Ashley
Billy Eichner Harrison Wilton[3] Brock
Mutt Nutter
Blanca Araceli Pilar Mrs. Geraldes
Briana Lane Jess Dr. Richards
Celia Finkelstein Gladys Gladys
Chaz Bono Brian Wells[4] Gary Longstreet
Cheyenne Jackson Will Drake Sidney Aaron James Dr. Vincent Anderson John Henry Moore
Chloë Sevigny Shelley Dr. Alex Lowe
Christine Estabrook Marcy Marcy
Cody Fern Michael Langdon Xavier Plympton Valiant Thor
Connie Britton Vivien Harmon Vivien Harmon
Danny Huston The Axeman Massimo Dolcefino
Denis O'Hare Larry Harvey Otis Spalding Van Wirt Stanley Liz Taylor William van Henderson[5] Holden Vaughn Henry Grant Dr. Andrew Hill
Dominic Burgess Phil Hamish Moss
Dot-Marie Jones Butchy May Jan Remy
Dylan McDermott Dr. Ben Harmon Johnny Morgan Dr. Ben Harmon Bruce
Emma Roberts Madison Montgomery Maggie Esmerelda Serena Belinda Madison Montgomery Brooke Thompson Anna Victoria Alcott
Erika Ervin Amazon Eve The Fist
Evan Peters Tate Langdon Kit Walker Kyle Spencer Jimmy Darling James March Rory Monahan[6] Kai Anderson[7] Mr. Gallant
Jeff Pfister[8]
Austin Sommers
Finn Wittrock Dandy Mott Tristan Duffy
Rudolph Valentino
Jether Polk Bobby Richter II Harry Gardner
Frances Conroy Moira O'Hara (Older) Shachath Myrtle Snow Gloria Mott Mama Polk (reenactment) Bebe Babbitt Myrtle Snow[9] Belle Noir
Gabourey Sidibe Queenie Regina Ross Queenie Queenie
Gloria Laino The Mexican Unnamed Elder Satanist
Grace Gummer Millie Penny Margaret Alcott
Henry G. Sanders Willie Mr. Royale
Irene Roseen Margaret (Reenactment) Molly O'Hara
Isaac Cole Powell Troy Lord Theo Graves
James DuMont Dr. Morrison Detective Foster
James Morosini Bob Kinnaman R.J.
Jamie Brewer Adelaide Langdon Nan Marjorie Hedda Nan
Jeff L. Williams Officer Stevens Air Force General
Jessica Lange Constance Langdon Sister Jude Fiona Goode Elsa Mars Constance Langdon
John Carroll Lynch Twisty John Wayne Gacy Twisty Benjamin Richter
John Cromwell Hans Grüper Hans Grüper
Kathy Bates Delphine LaLaurie Ethel Darling Iris Agnes Mary Winstead[10] Miriam Mead[11]
Lady Gaga Elizabeth Scáthach (reenactment)
Lance Reddick Papa Legba Papa Legba
Leslie Grossman Meadow Wilton[12] Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt Margaret Booth Ursula Khan
Barbara Read Ashleigh
Leslie Jordan Quentin Fleming Ashley Gilbert[13] Courtney
Lily Rabe Nora Montgomery Sister Mary Eunice
The Devil
Misty Day Sister Mary Eunice Aileen Wuornos Shelby Miller Misty Day Lavinia Richter Doris Gardner
Amelia Earhart
Lucy Faust Mercy Osbourne Joanne Miller
Lyle Brocato Dr. Wilson George Mills
Mare Winningham Alicia Spencer Rita Gayheart Hazel Evers Sally Keffler
Mariana Vicente Gwen Waitress Carol
Matt Bomer Andy Donovan
Matt Ross Dr. Charles Montgomery Dr. Charles Montgomery
Mena Suvari Elizabeth Short Elizabeth Short
Naomi Grossman Pepper Pepper Samantha Crowe
Patti LuPone Joan Ramsey Kathy Pizazz
Rebecca Dayan Maria Wycoff Alana
Riley Schmidt Rubber Man Rubber Man Orderly
Robin Bartlett Miranda Crump Cecily Pembroke
Robin Weigert Cynthia Potter Mama Polk Martha Edwards
Sam Kinsey Beauregard Langdon Beauregard Langdon
Sandra Bernhard Hannah Fran
Sarah Paulson Billie Dean Howard Lana Winters Cordelia Goode Bette and Dot Tattler Sally McKenna[14] Audrey Tindall[15] [16] Ally Mayfair-Richards[17] Wilhemina Venable
Cordelia Goode[18]
Mamie Eisenhower
Stevie Nicks Stevie Nicks Stevie Nicks
Taissa Farmiga Violet Harmon Zoe Benson Sophie Green Zoe Benson
Tanya Clarke Marla McClaine Lorraine Richter
Tony Bentley Governor Roman Mr. Hanley
V Nixie Doll Lake Monster Pale Creature #5
Vincent Foster Truck Driver Henry Kissinger
Wayne Pére Mr. Kingery Mr. Kingery
Wes Bentley Edward Mordrake Det. John Lowe Dylan[20]
Zachary Quinto Chad Warwick Dr. Oliver Thredson Sam Zachary Quinto[21]

Prominent Guests[]

Some seasons feature well-known actors in prominent roles for only a single story, and are not considered part of the "repertory company" until they return for more than one season.

Murder House (2011)
Asylum (2012)
Coven (2013)
Freak Show (2014)
Hotel (2015)
Roanoke (2016)
Cult (2017)
Apocalypse (2018)
1984 (2019)
Double Feature (2021)
NYC (2022)
Delicate (2023-2024)




  1. Monet Tumusiime is an actress that portrays Lee Harris in My Roanoke Nightmare.
  2. In Cult,Billie Lourd also briefly portrayed Linda Kasabian in an on-screen representation of Kai Anderson's story about the Tate murders.
  3. In Cult, Billy Eichner also briefly portrayed Tex Watson in an on-screen representation of Kai Anderson's story about the Tate murders.
  4. Brian Wells is an actor that portrays Lot Polk in My Roanoke Nightmare.
  5. William van Henderson is an actor that portrays Elias Cunningham in My Roanoke Nightmare.
  6. Rory Monahan is an actor that portrays Edward Philippe Mott in My Roanoke Nightmare.
  7. In Cult, Evan Peters also briefly portrayed: Andy Warhol, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh, Jim Jones, Jesus Christ and Charles Manson in on-screen representations of Kai Anderson's stories about infamous cult leaders that he told to his followers throughout the season.
  8. In Apocalypse, Evan Peters also briefly portrayed James March and Tate Langdon in "Could It Be... Satan?" and "Return to Murder House", respectively.
  9. In Apocalypse, Frances Conroy also briefly portrayed Moira O'Hara in "Return to Murder House".
  10. Agnes Mary Winstead is an actress that portrays The Butcher in My Roanoke Nightmare.
  11. In Apocalypse, Kathy Bates also briefly portrayed Delphine LaLaurie in "Apocalypse Then."
  12. In Cult, Leslie Grossman also briefly portrayed Patricia Krenwinkel in an on-screen representation of Kai Anderson's story about the Tate murders.
  13. Ashley Gilbert is an actor that portrays Cricket Marlowe in My Roanoke Nightmare.
  14. In Hotel, Sarah Paulson also briefly portrayed Billie Dean Howard in the "season finale".
  15. Audrey Tindall is an actress that portrays Shelby Miller in My Roanoke Nightmare.
  16. In Roanoke, Sarah Paulson also briefly portrayed Lana Winters in the "season finale".
  17. In Cult, Sarah Paulson also briefly portrayed Susan Atkins in an on-screen representation of Kai Anderson's story about the Tate murders.
  18. In Apocalypse, Sarah Paulson also briefly portrayed Billie Dean Howard in "Return to Murder House".
  19. In Apocalypse, Taissa Farmiga also briefly portrayed Violet Harmon in "Return to Murder House".
  20. Dylan is an actor that portrays Ambrose White in My Roanoke Nightmare.
  21. Quinto played himself as a presenter at a fictional version of the Gotham Awards. This marks the first time an actor has appeared as both characters and themselves across the series.
  22. Dominic Banks is an actor that portrays Matt Miller in My Roanoke Nightmare.
  23. A "seasonal one-shot" is an actor present solely in one season and does not make a guest or minor appearance in other seasons playing the same character, like Matt Bomer, Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott.
  24. Adina Porter clarifies her guest starring roles in American Horror Story on Twitter

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