List of American Horror Story cast members
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American Horror Story is an American horror television series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Described as an anthology series, each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following a disparate set of characters, settings, and a storyline with its own beginning, middle, and end. However, Murphy has stated that all of the seasons are and will be connected by the end of the series.
The first season, subtitled Murder House, takes place during 2011 in Los Angeles, California and centers on a family that moves into a house haunted by its deceased former occupants. The second season, subtitled Asylum, takes place during 1964 in Massachusetts and follows the stories of the inmates and staff of an institution for the criminally insane. The third season, subtitled Coven, takes place during 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana and follows a coven of witches who face off against those who wish to destroy them. The fourth season, subtitled Freak Show, takes place during 1952 in Jupiter, Florida and focuses on one of the last remaining freak shows in America and its struggle to survive. The fifth season, subtitled Hotel, takes place during 2015 in Los Angeles, California and centers on the unusual occurrences and people of a mysterious and outdated hotel. The sixth, subtitled Roanoke, takes place in 2015 on Roanoke Island in North Carolina, and follows a documentary of experiences endured by a couple and one of their relatives while living on Roanoke Island followed by reenactments, and, in 2016, follows the real experiences on the Island of the couple and the reenactors of the documentary.
Although each season is set in a different time period, there have been characters who have appeared in multiple seasons. Billie Dean Howard (Sarah Paulson), Marcy (Christine Estabrook), Dr. Charles Montgomery (Matt Ross), Sister Mary Eunice McKee (Lily Rabe), Dr. Arthur Arden (James Cromwell as old Arden; John Cromwell as young Arden), Pepper (Naomi Grossman), Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) and Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson) are the eight characters to appear in more than one season of the series. Sister Mary, Dr. Arden, and Pepper appear and reappear in Asylum and Freak Show. Billie, Marcy, and Dr. Montgomery make appearances in Murder House and Hotel. Queenie appears in both Coven and Hotel. Lana appears in Asylum and Roanoke. Murphy has stated that as the series progresses, more and more characters will be making a return to the show.
|Actor||Capacity and character per season|
|Murder House||Asylum||Coven||Freak Show||Hotel||Roanoke||Season 7|
|Connie Britton||Vivien Harmon||Does not appear|
|Dylan McDermott||Dr. Ben Harmon||Johnny Morgan||Does not appear|
|Evan Peters||Tate Langdon||Kit Walker||Kyle Spencer||Jimmy Darling||James Patrick March||Rory Monahan||Participation confirmed|
|Taissa Farmiga||Violet Harmon||Does not appear||Zoe Benson||Does not appear||Sophie Green||Does not appear|
|Denis O'Hare||Larry Harvey||Does not appear||Spalding||Stanley||Liz Taylor||William van Henderson||Does not appear|
|Jessica Lange||Constance Langdon||Sister Jude Martin||Fiona Goode||Elsa Mars||Does not appear|
|Zachary Quinto||Chad Warwick||Dr. Oliver Thredson||Does not appear|
|Joseph Fiennes||Does not appear||Mgr. Timothy Howard||Does not appear|
|Sarah Paulson||Billie Dean Howard||Lana Winters||Cordelia Foxx||Bette and Dot Tattler||Sally McKenna
Billie Dean Howard
|Lily Rabe||Nora Montgomery||Sister Mary Eunice McKee||Misty Day||Sister Mary Eunice McKee||Aileen Wuornos||Shelby Miller||Does not appear|
|Lizzie Brocheré||Does not appear||Grace Bertrand||Does not appear|
|James Cromwell||Does not appear||Dr. Arthur Arden||Does not appear|
|Frances Conroy||Moira O'Hara||Shachath||Myrtle Snow||Gloria Mott||Does not appear||Mama Polk||Does not appear|
|Emma Roberts||Does not appear||Madison Montgomery||Maggie Esmerelda||Does not appear|
|Kathy Bates||Does not appear||Marie Delphine LaLaurie||Ethel Darling||Iris||Agnes Mary Winstead||Does not appear|
|Michael Chiklis||Does not appear||Dell Toledo||Does not appear|
|Finn Wittrock||Does not appear||Dandy Mott||Tristan Duffy
|Jether Polk||Does not appear|
|Angela Bassett||Does not appear||Marie Laveau||Desiree Dupree||Ramona Royale||Monet Tumusiime||Does not appear|
|Wes Bentley||Does not appear||Edward Mordrake||Det. John Lowe||Dylan||Does not appear|
|Matt Bomer||Does not appear||Andy||Donovan||Does not appear|
|Chloë Sevigny||Does not appear||Shelley||Does not appear||Dr. Alex Lowe||Does not appear|
|Cheyenne Jackson||Does not appear||Will Drake||Sydney Aaron James||Participation confirmed|
|Lady Gaga||Does not appear||Elizabeth Johnson||Scathach||Does not appear|
|Cuba Gooding, Jr.||Does not appear||Dominic Banks||Does not appear|
|André Holland||Does not appear||Matt Miller||Does not appear|
|Alexandra Breckenridge||Moira O'Hara||Does not appear||Kaylee||Does not appear|
|Jamie Brewer||Adelaide Langdon||Does not appear||Nan||Marjorie||Does not appear|
|Christine Estabrook||Marcy||Does not appear||Marcy||Does not appear|
|Matt Ross||Dr. Charles Montgomery||Does not appear||Dr. Charles Montgomery||Does not appear|
|Ben Woolf||Thaddeus Montgomery||Does not appear||Meep||Does not appear|
|Anthony Ruivivar||Miguel Ramos||Does not appear||Richard Ramirez||Does not appear|
|Adina Porter||Sally Freeman||Does not appear||Lee Harris||Participation confirmed|
|Naomi Grossman||Does not appear||Pepper||Does not appear||Pepper||Does not appear|
|Robin Bartlett||Does not appear||Dr. Miranda Crump||Cecily Pembroke||Does not appear|
|Robin Weigert||Does not appear||Cynthia Potter||Does not appear||Mama Polk||Does not appear|
|Gabourey Sidibe||Does not appear||Queenie||Regina Ross||Queenie||Does not appear|
|Josh Hamilton||Does not appear||Hank Foxx||Does not appear|
|Alexander Dreymon||Does not appear||Luke Ramsey||Does not appear|
|Lance Reddick||Does not appear||Papa Legba||Does not appear|
|Leslie Jordan||Does not appear||Quentin Flaming||Does not appear||Ashley Gilbert||Does not appear|
|Grace Gummer||Does not appear||Millie||Penny||Does not appear|
|Mare Winningham||Does not appear||Alicia Spencer||Rita Gayheart||Hazel Evers||Does not appear|
|John Carroll Lynch||Does not appear||Twisty the Clown||John Wayne Gacy||Does not appear|
|Skyler Samuels||Does not appear||Bonnie Lipton||Does not appear|
|Erika Ervin||Does not appear||Amazon Eve||Does not appear|
|Mat Fraser||Does not appear||Paul the Illustrated Seal||Does not appear|
|Jyoti Amge||Does not appear||Ma Petite||Does not appear|
|Rose Siggins||Does not appear||Legless Suzi||Does not appear|
|Richard T. Jones||Does not appear||Det. Andrew Hahn||Does not appear|
|Max Greenfield||Does not appear||Gabriel||Does not appear|
|Alexandra Daddario||Does not appear||Natacha Rambova||Does not appear|
|Saniyya Sidney||Does not appear||Flora Harris||Does not appear|
|Chaz Bono||Does not appear||Brian Wells||Does not appear|
|Shannon Lucio||Does not appear||Diana Cross||Does not appear|
|Jacob Artist||Does not appear||Todd Connors||Does not appear|
|Emma Bell||Does not appear||Tracy Logan||Does not appear|
|Special guest cast
|Kate Mara||Hayden McClaine||Does not appear|
|Charles S. Dutton||Detective Granger||Does not appear|
|Eric Stonestreet||Derek||Does not appear|
|Ian McShane||Does not appear||Leigh Emerson||Does not appear|
|Danny Huston||Does not appear||The Axeman||Massimo Dolcefino||Does not appear|
|Patti LuPone||Does not appear||Joan Ramsey||Does not appear|
|Stevie Nicks||Does not appear||Stevie Nicks (herself)||Does not appear|
|Celia Weston||Does not appear||Lilian Hemmings||Does not appear|
|Neil Patrick Harris||Does not appear||Chester Creb||Does not appear|
|Naomi Campbell||Does not appear||Claudia Bankson||Does not appear|
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