Who Are the Stars of ‘Moxie,’ Amy Poehler’s Grrrl Power Netflix Movie?

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Amy Poehler takes on high school in her new Netflix movie Moxie, in which she both directs and plays a formerly rebellious mom who took part in the ’90s Riot Grrrl feminist movement. Her daughter, though, Vivian (Hadley Robinson), is a seemingly shy 16-year-old content with fading into the background — until a new student named Lucy (Alycia Pascual-Peña) turns things upside down, empowering her to change the toxic culture at the school.

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To do this, Vivian anonymously publishes an underground zine, which strikes a chord with other classmates who make her feel she is far from alone, and creates a sense of unity among a group of young women that extends beyond cliques and clubs.

The film, based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu, features a cast of young faces you may already recognize, and some you likely don’t. Get to know them, below!

 

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Hadley Robinson - Vivian

Until Moxie, the 26-year-old actress’ role had her biggest exposure in 2019’s Little Women. The Juilliard grad also had a small role in Netflix’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things and one recurring on the short-lived Utopia. She now is reportedly attached to HBO’s limited series The Untitled Lakers Project.

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Alycia Pascual-Peña - Lucy

The 21-year-old is no stranger to playing the new girl in school. As the standout football jock from Aisha Garcia, she certainly left an impression at Bayside High with her role on the new Saved by the Bell on Peacock. The reboot was renewed by the streamer for a Season 2.

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Sydney Park - Kiera

Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead know the 23-year-old for her spear-throwing skills as Cyndie leading the Oceanside crew. She has also been picking up steam with turns on Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists and the Tia Mowry Nick sitcom Instant Mom. She’ll star next in the upcoming Netflix slasher There’s Something Inside Your House.

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Patrick Schwarzenegger - Mitchell

With the last name Schwarzenegger and the blood of a Kennedy, you have some pretty big family shoes to fill. The 27-year old is doing pretty well in that department, building on his credits from smaller parts in Grown Ups 2 to starring with Bella Thorne in the romance flick Midnight Sun.

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Josephine Langford - Emma

The 23-year-old Aussie received a Teen Choice Award, “Choice Drama Movie Actress,” for the steamy role of Tessa Young in After. The follow-up After We Collided was another hit despite the pandemic with more installments reportedly in development.

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Josie Totah - CJ

The 19-year-old opened up about being transgender in 2018 after starting her career on Disney Channel’s Jessie. This parlayed into more work including the short-lived series Back in the Game on ABC and Champions on NBC. Totah gained acclaim in the 2016 film Other People despite only having a small part.

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Lauren Tsai - Claudia

The 23-year-old was a fixture on Fuji TV before expanding her reach through Terrace House: Aloha State. The Chinese-American actress first stood out on seasons of the Marvel series Legion on FX, where she played Jai-Yi/Switch, a mutant who could time travel.

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Nico Hiraga - Seth

The 23-year-old could be seen on the big screen as Tanner in the delightful Olivia Wilde coming-of-age comedy Booksmart. He has cornered the market on today’s crushing skater boy. Hiraga’s career is just revving up, appearing next in the Amazon series The Power.

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Anjelika Washington - Amaya

The 22-year-old gained traction with her work as friend Fareeda on the Netflix movie Tall Girl. From there, Washington earned some super hero cred on DC’s Star Girl as Beth Chapel, who evolves into the new Doctor Mid-Nite for the rebirth of the Justice Society of America (JSA).

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Charlie Hall

The 23-year-old has quite a pedigree: He’s the son of Julia Louis-Dreyfus. He even appeared on an episode of mom’s show Veep. Hall, a Northwestern University basketball alum, can also be seen on the Love, Simon spinoff series on Hulu, Love, Victor, and Sorry, Charlie.