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OWN 2016

The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Born of the church, the Greenleaf family love and care for each other, but beneath the surface lies a den of iniquity—greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values—that threatens to tear apart the very core of their faith that holds them together.

The Top 10 Actors and Characters of Greenleaf (Ranked Cast in 2024)

Lynn Whitfield

#1 - Lynn Whitfield (Lady Mae Greenleaf)

Lynn Whitfield (née Smith, born February 15, 1953) is an American actress. She began her acting career in television and theatre before progressing to supporting roles in film. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special and a NAACP Image Award for her performance as Josephine Baker in the HBO movie The Josephine Baker Story (1991). She also won NAACP Image awards for her work in Touched by an Angel (1998), The Planet of Junior Brown (2000) and Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004). Her film work includes performances in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996), Eve's Bayou (1997), Stepmom (1998), Head of State (2003), The Cheetah Girls (2003), The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006), Madea's Family Reunion (2006), The Women (2008), Nappily Ever After (2018), and Vacation Friends (2021). From 2016 to 2020, she starred as Lady Mae Greenleaf on OWN's dramatic series Greenleaf, for which she won critical acclaim and garnered two NAACP Image Awards and a Gracie Award. She has won a total of seven NAACP Image Awards.

Lynn Whitfield plays as Lady Mae Greenleaf in Greenleaf.
Lynn Whitfield is the top #1 member of the cast and appears in 60 episodes.

Lamman Rucker

#2 - Lamman Rucker (Jacob Greenleaf)

Lamman Rucker (born October 6, 1971) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in Tyler Perry's films Why Did I Get Married?, Why Did I Get Married Too?, and Meet the Browns, and its television adaptation. Rucker began his career on the daytime soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children before his film career. In 2016, he began starring as Jacob Greenleaf in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf. As of 2022, he stars in BET+ drama The Black Hamptons.

Lamman Rucker plays as Jacob Greenleaf in Greenleaf.
Lamman Rucker is the top #2 member of the cast and appears in 60 episodes.

Kim Hawthorne

#3 - Kim Hawthorne (Kerissa Greenleaf)

Kim Hawthorne plays as Kerissa Greenleaf in Greenleaf.
Kim Hawthorne is the top #3 member of the cast and appears in 60 episodes.

Desiree Ross

#4 - Desiree Ross (Sophia Greenleaf)

Desiree Ross plays as Sophia Greenleaf in Greenleaf.
Desiree Ross is the top #4 member of the cast and appears in 60 episodes.

#5 - Deborah Joy Winans (Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee)

Deborah Joy Winans plays as Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee in Greenleaf.
Deborah Joy Winans is the top #5 member of the cast and appears in 60 episodes.

Tye White

#6 - Tye White (Kevin Satterlee)

Tye White is an actor, known for NCIS: Los Angeles (2009), Greenleaf (2016) and Life of the Party: Vol. II (2010).

Tye White plays as Kevin Satterlee in Greenleaf.
Tye White is the top #6 member of the cast and appears in 42 episodes.

Gregory Alan Williams

#7 - Gregory Alan Williams (Robert 'Mac' McCready)

Gregory Alan Williams plays as Robert 'Mac' McCready in Greenleaf.
Gregory Alan Williams is the top #7 member of the cast and appears in 29 episodes.

#8 - Rick Fox (Darius Nash)

Rick Fox is a Canadian television actor and retired professional basketball player.

Rick Fox plays as Darius Nash in Greenleaf.
Rick Fox is the top #8 member of the cast and appears in 13 episodes.

Merle Dandridge

#9 - Merle Dandridge (Zarina Killebrew)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Merle Dandridge is a Japanese-American actress who was born in Okinawa, Japan. Dandridge is primarily a stage actress, but has had several roles in television. She has gained a wider audience as the voice of Alyx Vance in the award-winning action game Half-Life 2 and its sequels, Episode One, Episode Two. Her father was an African-American US serviceman from Memphis and her mother was a local Okinawan of Korean and Japanese descent. As well as Okinawa, Dandridge has lived in Sacramento, California, at Beale Air Force Base, and later at Offutt Air Force Base (home to the then-Strategic Air Command) in Bellevue, Nebraska, where she spent the majority of her childhood. She attended Papillion La Vista High School and participated in the play production class and theater department there. She then attended the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University (currently called the Chicago College of Performing Arts) with a scholarship that she earned at the International Thespian Festival.

Merle Dandridge plays as Zarina Killebrew in Greenleaf.
Merle Dandridge is the top #9 member of the cast and appears in 10 episodes.

Lovie Simone

#10 - Lovie Simone (Davina Harrison)

Lovie Simone plays as Davina Harrison in Greenleaf.
Lovie Simone is the top #10 member of the cast and appears in 10 episodes.

Last updated: feb 10, 2023

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