The Little Mermaid (2020) Cast

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A computer-generated and live-action remake of the 1989 animated Disney movie.The Little Mermaid (2020), directed by Rob Marshall and inspired by Hans Cristian Andersen’s 1837 fairy tale, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Halle Bailey) is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton (Idris Elba), she falls for a human 19-year-old prince (Keith Powers) . Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula (Melissa McCarthy) to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. Also starring Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Halle Berry, Megan Fox and more.

1. Halle Bailey

Actress | Last Holiday

Halle Bailey was born on March 27, 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Halle Lynn Bailey. She is an actress, known for Last Holiday (2006), A Wrinkle in Time (2018) and The Little Mermaid.

Princess Ariel is the seventh and youngest daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena, rulers of the undersea kingdom of Atlantica. Ariel lived through much of her young life with a passionate - yet forbidden - admiration of the human world, and longed to someday experience life on the surface.

2. Melissa McCarthy

Actress | The Heat

Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, and was raised on her family's corn and soybean farm. She began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked on her ...

Ursula is the main antagonist. She is a villainous sea witch, with a half-woman, half-octopus physique. After being banished from Atlantica by her longstanding rival, King Triton, a scorned Ursula vowed to exact vengeance by harnessing the power of the king's trident and instilling herself as ruler of all the ocean.

To accomplish her goals, Ursula strikes deals with unfortunate merfolk that will supposedly make their dreams come true, but are covertly designed to advance Ursula's own ambitions. Princess Ariel, being one such merfolk, trades her voice to Ursula in exchange for human legs. Should Ariel fail to uphold her end of the deal by winning the love of Prince Eric, she will be bound to Ursula, and thusly used as a bargaining chip for Triton's crown.

Modeled after drag queens and theatrical personalities of the like, Ursula's fervent confidence and flamboyance have made her one of the most popular and influential of all the Disney Villains. She remains one of the franchise's primary members in the years following her debut.

3. Awkwafina

Actress | Ocean's Eight

Nora Lum, known professionally as Awkwafina, is an American actress and rapper. She has played supporting roles in the comedy films Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and a leading role in the comedy-drama The Farewell (2019). The latter-most earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress ...

Scuttie is an eccentric seagull and self-proclaimed expert on human stuff.

4. Jacob Tremblay

Actor | Room

Jacob Tremblay is a Canadian actor. He made his film debut as Blue in the live action animated film The Smurfs 2 (2013). His breakout performance was in the dark drama Room (2015), for which he received critical acclaim. In 2016, Tremblay played a supporting role in the comedy film Donald Trump's ...

Flounder is Ariel's best friend, who regularly embarks on her adventures despite his cowardly demeanor. Though his name would imply otherwise, he is not a flounder, but a tropical fish.

5. Keith Powers

Actor | Before I Fall

Keith Powers is an up-and-coming leading man set up for a powerful 2018. Keith was most recently seen appearing as a series regular in the Freeform drama, Famous in Love, which premiered in 2017 and has been renewed for a second, set to premiere in April. This role follows Keith's project in the ...

Prince Eric is an 18-year-old, dashing prince of a seaside kingdom with a passion for sailing. During one of his voyages, Eric was rescued by a mysterious girl after nearly drowning during a storm. Grateful for her heroism, and enchanted by her beautiful voice, Eric becomes determined to find and marry his rescuer.

6. Megan Fox

Actress | Transformers

Megan Fox was born Megan Denise Fox on May 16, 1986 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to Gloria Darlene Tonachio (born: Gloria Darlene Cisson), a real estate manager & Franklin Thomas Fox, a parole officer; she was raised in Rockwood, Tennessee during her early childhood. She began her drama & dance training...

Vanessa is the name of the human persona that Ursula transformed into leading to the climax of the second act, creating conflict in the third act, "the end" of The Little Mermaid to stop Ariel from fulfilling the deal with Eric. She was the sly fiancée of Prince Eric for a day, an attractive woman who briefly becomes the center of the plot and became a fan favorite character. She was voiced by Jodi Benson and later in the movie, Pat Carrol (after her necklace broke).

7. Idris Elba

Actor | Beasts of No Nation

An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped...

King Triton (also known as the Sea King) is the ruler of Atlantica, an undersea kingdom inhabited by merpeople. As king, he wields the all-powerful trident, which grants him control over the seas. By his late wife Queen Athena, Triton is also father to seven daughters, the most notable of which is Ariel. Equal parts over-protective and well-meaning, Triton initially disapproves of Ariel's admiration for the human world on account of his misanthropia.

8. Ziggy Marley

Soundtrack | Shark Tale

Ziggy Marley was born on October 17, 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica as David Marley. He is married to Orly Marley. They have five children.

Sebastian is a red, Jamaican-accented crab that serves as King Triton's advisor and "distinguished" court composer. Despite holding an esteemed position, Sebastian is regularly tasked with watching over Triton's youngest daughter, Princess Ariel.

9. Lauryn Alisa McClain

Actress | Superstition: The Rule of 3's

Lauryn Alisa McClain was born on January 9, 1997. She is known for her work on Superstition: The Rule of 3's, Daddy's Little Girls (2007) and Haunt (2019).

Arista is the fifth daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena. She wears her hair in a ponytail similar to Aquata's, although their bangs are different. Arista is 17 years old.

10. Sierra Aylina McClain

Actress | Daddy's Little Girls

Sierra Aylina McClain was born on March 16, 1994. She is known for her work on Daddy's Little Girls (2007), Shrink (2009) and Mindhunter (2017).

Attina is the firstborn daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena. Her age causes her to feel a certain sense of responsibility for her sisters. She is described by her sisters in that film as being bossy, but ironically, she herself is often bossed around when her siblings outvote her. In the books, she is a bookworm and has a pet catfish named Fin-Fin. She is 21 years old.

11. China Anne McClain

Actress | Grown Ups

China Anne McClain comes from an artistic family. Her father, Michael McClain, is a music producer, vocalist, writer and sound engineer. His first production was on Beyonce's younger sister, Solange Knowles (Solo Star CD - track no.16 entitled Sky Away). China Anne's mother, Shontell, is also a ...

Aquata is the fourth daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena. She is the most obsessive-compulsive of her sisters - when Arista borrowed her things, including her hairbrush, her "lucky" seashells, her pillow, and her stuffed seahorse, Mr. Fuzzyfinkle, she displayed frustration and some hostility, and an impulse to get her things back immediately. Aquata is 18 years old.

12. Ryan Destiny

Actress | Star

Ryan Destiny was born on January 8, 1995 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Ryan Destiny Irons. She is an actress, known for Star (2016), Flint Strong and Low Winter Sun (2013).

Alana is the second born princess of Atlantica depending on which source material is used. Her hair decoration is similar to a crown, and like Attina's and Triton's, has five points, although in a different style, representing that she is currently next in line to the throne after Attina. She appears to be the one who is most interested in beauty and health. She speaks of her looks often, but she is, by no means, selfish or vain. Alana is 20 years old in the prequel and her sisters says she's glamorous.

13. Serayah

Actress | Empire

Serayah was born as Serayah Ranee McNeill. She is an actress, known for Empire (2015), Lucky Girl (2015) and Burning Sands (2017).

Adella is the third daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena. In the prequel film, she is boy-crazy and wishes to dance with, and later kiss a boy. Adella is 19 years old.

14. Gordon Ramsay

Producer | Hell's Kitchen

Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. With an injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in football, he went back to college to complete a course in hotel management. His dedication and natural talent led him to train with some ...

Chef Louis is a chef who is infamous for trying to cook Sebastian.He apparently loves his job, possibly to an almost unhealthy extent.

15. Alan Cumming

Actor | The Anniversary Party

Alan Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, to Mary (Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming. His family lived nearby in Dunkeld, where his father was a forester for Atholl Estate. The family (including his brother, Tom) moved to Fassfern near Fort William,...

Grimsby is Prince Eric's caretaker and confidant . Eric sometimes calls him "Grim" for short.

16. Samuel E. Wright

Actor | The Little Mermaid

Samuel E. Wright was born on November 20, 1946 in Camden, South Carolina, USA. He is an actor, known for The Little Mermaid (1989), Dinosaur (2000) and Bird (1988).

Sebastian is a red, Jamaican-accented crab that serves as King Triton's advisor and "distinguished" court composer. Despite holding an esteemed position, Sebastian is regularly tasked with watching over Triton's youngest daughter, Princess Ariel.

17. Chloe Bailey

Actress | Last Holiday

Chloe Bailey was born on July 1, 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Chloe Elizabeth Bailey. She is an actress, known for Last Holiday (2006), A Wrinkle in Time (2018) and The Fighting Temptations (2003).

Andrina is the sixth daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena based on differing source materials. She appears to be the joker of her sisters, as seen by her many jokes in the prequel film. Andrina is 16 years old in the prequel.

18. Halle Berry

Actress | Catwoman

Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister, Heidi Berry. Halle ...

Queen Athena was the wife of King Triton, and the mother of Ariel, Andrina, Arista, Aquata, Adella, Alana, and Attina. She was the Queen of Atlantica, and beloved by her family and subjects. She was noted for her singing talent and her love of music. She and Triton had been the best of friends ever since their childhood. Unfortunately, she died as a result of a run-in with a big pirate ship when Ariel was very young, fueling Triton's hatred of humans as a result. A statue of her dancing with him is present in his courtyard.

19. Miles Brown

Actor | Black-ish

Miles Brown known also as Baby Boogaloo is an 14 year old actor, dancer, rapper from Oxnard, California. Miles is portraying "Jack Johnson" on the ABC hit show "Black-ish". He is also the official Jr. NBA/NBA "Jr. Reporter" & is the youngest of the Jr. NBA council members. He has been featured on ...

The Seahorse Herald is first seen at the royal concert, announcing the arrival of the court composer, Sebastian. Later, he is seen telling Sebastian that King Triton wants to speak to him about Ariel's lovestruck behavior, causing Sebastian to mistakenly think that he knows that Ariel is in love with a human, which in turn causes him to accidentally blurt out the secret and anger Triton enough that he destroys Ariel's secret grotto. He is last seen when Triton (having regreted at what he has done) has ordered a search for his daughter to apologize at what he had done and Sebastian, and asks him if any traces of them have been found. He answers no, and is ordered to keep looking for them, leaving no shells unturned and coral unexplored and no one sleeps until they return home safe. After he left, Triton then blames himself for his daughter's disappearance and regretting at what he had done and his bad behavior.

20. Lupita Nyong'o

Actress | 12 Years a Slave

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o. Her father, a senator, was then a visiting lecturer in political science. She was raised in Kenya. At age 16, her parents sent her back to Mexico for seven months to...

Flotsam and Jetsam speak in unison, finish each other's sentences, and entwine their bodies. The concept of their linkage is further heightened when their white eyes combine to form a single crystal ball, a portal through which Ursula can view the outside world. Ursula would remain in her lair, working from behind the scenes, and watching everything from the crystal ball.

21. Rob Marshall

Director | Chicago

Rob Marshall was born on October 17, 1960 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Chicago (2002), Mary Poppins Returns (2018) and Into the Woods (2014).

Director

22. Jodi Benson

Actress | Toy Story 3

Jodi Benson, a native of Rockford, Illinois, has received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the voice of Ariel in the Academy Award-winning Walt Disney animated feature film, The Little Mermaid (1989), as well as the bubbly voice of Tour Guide Barbie in Disney's Toy Story 2 (1999), ...

Carlotta is Prince Eric's sweet and kind maid. In the film, Carlotta is Prince Eric's maid and one of his most loyal friends. When Eric brings Ariel into his castle, she gives her a bath and has her dress washed for her. Then she dresses her up all nicely and takes her to the dining room where she will eat with Eric and Grimsby. When Ariel takes Grimsby's pipe and blows its contents in his face, both Eric and Carlotta laugh about it, and Carlotta tells Eric that that's the first time she's seen him smile in weeks. Grimsby then asks her what's for dinner to which she answers that he's going to love it because Chef Louis has been making them stuffed crab. When they hear a noise from the kitchen, Carlotta decides to go and see what Chef Louis is up to.

23. Frank Welker

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Frank Welker was born in Colorado. He followed his dream in California, and started a voice acting career which has amassed over five decades of hundreds of credits, accolades, and friends. Frank worked with fellow voice actors Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Don Messick, Heather North, and Indira/...

Max the Sheepdog and Glut the Shark

24. Jane Goldman

Producer | Kick-Ass

Jane Goldman was born on June 11, 1970 in England. She is a producer and writer, known for Kick-Ass (2010), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and Stardust (2007). She has been married to Jonathan Ross since August 1988. They have three children.

Writer

Writer

27. David Magee

Writer | Life of Pi

David Magee was born in 1962 in Flint, Michigan, USA. He is a writer, known for Life of Pi (2012), Finding Neverland (2004) and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008).

Writer

28. Marc Platt

Producer | La La Land

Marc Platt was born on April 14, 1957 in Pikesville, Maryland, USA as Marc Edward Platt. He is a producer, known for La La Land (2016), The Girl on the Train (2016) and Bridge of Spies (2015). He has been married to Julie Beren since July 1, 1979. They have five children.

Producer

29. Lin-Manuel Miranda

Soundtrack | Mary Poppins Returns

Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the first incarnation of "In the Heights" his sophomore year at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Off-Broadway, "In The Heights" received nine Drama Desk nominations, including best music, best lyrics, and it won the award for outstanding ensemble performance; received ...

Producer and Songwriter

30. Alan Menken

Soundtrack | Beauty and the Beast

New York-songwriter and film composer, Alan Menken is best known for his unforgettable music for Disney movies like Calypso music of The Little Mermaid (1989), the tale as old as time of Beauty and the Beast (1991), the Arabian tale Aladdin (1992) or the beloved song Colors of the Wind from ...

Score

31. Howard Ashman

Soundtrack | Beauty and the Beast

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Howard Ashman moved to New York City in 1974 and began writing plays while working as an editor in a publishing house. His work attracted attention and he became WPA Theatre's artist director in 1977. In 1982, Ashman collaborated with composer Alan Menken on the ...

Score

32. John DeLuca

Assistant_director | Chicago

John DeLuca was born in Orange, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Chicago (2002), Mary Poppins Returns (2018) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).

Producer

33. John DeLuca

Assistant_director | Chicago

John DeLuca was born in Orange, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Chicago (2002), Mary Poppins Returns (2018) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).

Producer

34. Hans Christian Andersen

Writer | The Red Shoes

H.C. Andersen was born in 1805. His father (Hans Andersen) was a poor shoemaker and his mother a washerwoman. The family did not have a permanent address until 1807. The family lived for the first time together at Munkemøllestræde. The father worked as an independent shoemaker, with a workshop in ...

Writer (Based on the story "Den lille havfrue" or "The Little Mermaid")

35. Harry Styles

Actor | Dunkirk

Harry Edward Styles was born on February 1, 1994 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, the son of Anne Twist (née Selley) and Desmond "Des" Styles, who worked in finance. Harry makes his acting debut in "Dunkirk." The critically acclaimed film topped the US box office in its first weekend and was...

Prince Eric

36. Alexandra Daddario

Actress | Baywatch

Alexandra Anna Daddario was born on March 16, 1986 in New York City, New York, to Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor. Her brother is actor Matthew Daddario, her sister is actor Catharine Daddario, and her grandfather was congressman Emilio Daddario (Emilio Q. Daddario), of ...

Vanessa

37. Elizabeth Gillies

Actress | Victorious

Elizabeth Gillies (born July 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Elizabeth began acting professionally at the age of 12. With a strong background in musical theater, Elizabeth made her Broadway debut at age 15, starring as the character "Lucy" in the original Broadway cast of "...

Vanessa

38. Javier Bardem

Actor | Skyfall

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.

He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal ...



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