Warning! Contains spoilers for Ms. Marvel.
Marvel Studio’s Ms. Marvel is the latest MCU show to drop on Disney+ and its delightful roster of characters is stacked with a number of newcomers – here’s every Ms. Marvel cast member and where you’ve seen them. Ms. Marvel follows the story of Kamala Khan, a teenager living in New Jersey who is obsessed with superheroes and prone to getting completely lost in daydreams. When an old bangle bracelet awakens Kamala’s powers as Ms. Marvel, it’s her chance to become a superhero. Soon, she’s learning to control her strange new powers and is caught up in a world she’s not quite ready for.
The Ms. Marvel series is based on the comics and characters created by Sana Amanat, G. Willow Wilson, and Adrian Alphona. As a comic book character, Kamala Khan hasn’t been around that long, only first appearing in 2013. But her impact on pop culture and Marvel comics has been enormous, with her quickly developing a loyal following. Part of that was due to Kamala Khan being the first Pakistani-American, Muslim superhero to headline her own comic book series. But it was also due to the fact that she’s just so relatable as a character.
Naturally, that meant Marvel would have to cast just the right person to step into the role of Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel. It also required assembling a talented cast around her. Here’s a breakdown of the TV-PG-rated Ms. Marvel cast, the Marvel characters from the comics, and the actors who play them.
Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel
Iman Vellani plays Kamala Khan, a bubbly, awkward, 16-year-old girl from Jersey City. Kamala struggles to balance her American life with her Pakistani culture and Muslim faith. When her latent powers are awakened, she finally becomes the superhero she’s always dreamed of being, only to realize it’s not quite as glamorous as she imagined. Vellani is a true Hollywood newcomer; she’s leading the Ms. Marvel cast in her first-ever acting credit. She’ll also be seen next year in The Marvels alongside Brie Larson and Teyonah Parris.
Matt Lintz as Bruno Carrelli
Matt Lintz plays Bruno Carrelli, Kamala’s best friend since childhood who always loyally stands by her. Bruno is a tech whiz and he’s always coming up with ingenious gadgets. However, he may be developing feelings for Kamala that she may or may not return. Lintz is best-known for playing Henry in The Walking Dead. Audiences may also recognize him from The Alienist, where he played Stevie Taggart.
Yasmeen Fletcher as Nakia
Nakia, played by Yasmeen Fletcher in Ms. Marvel, is Kamala’s other best friend. She’s level-headed and determined to change things for the better in their Muslim community. Unlike Bruno, however, Nakia isn’t as sold on superheroes, believing they cause more harm than good. Disney audiences will recognize Fletcher from Andi Mack, where she played Kaitlyn, and from the movie Upside-Down Magic.
Zenobia Shroff as Muneeba Khan
Zenobia Shroff plays Muneeba Khan, Kamala’s mother, in Ms. Marvel. She loves Kamala fiercely and just wants what’s best for her daughter, but her strict Pakistani upbringing often means she comes down hard on Kamala in Ms. Marvel. Shroff is best known for her role as Sharmeen in The Big Sick, along with playing Himaya Pravesh in The Resident and Priya Ullah in The Affair.
Mohan Kapur as Yusuf Khan
Mohan Kapur plays Yusuf Khan, Kamala’s dad. Unlike his wife, Yusuf recognizes that they have to allow Kamala to grow up and have a little bit of freedom. He’s quieter than Muneeba but is one of Kamala’s greatest sources of support in Ms. Marvel. The India-born Kapur is likely most recognizable to U.S. audiences from his role in Hostages, where he played Subramanian.
Saagar Shaikh as Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan, played in Ms. Marvel by Saagar Shaikh, is Kamala’s older brother. He tries to act as a buffer between Kamala and their parents, but as he’s busy planning his wedding, his attention isn’t entirely on what’s happening with his little sister. Shaikh can be seen in the TV series Unfair & Ugly, where he plays Haaris, as well as Just Giggle It, where he’s appeared as a number of different characters.
Rish Shah as Kamran
Rish Shah plays Kamran, a new guy at school who instantly becomes Kamala’s crush in Ms. Marvel. He and Kamala bond over their shared culture, which causes Bruno to feel a bit jealous. However, there was more to Kamran than first meets the eye. In episode 3 it was revealed Kamran and his mother, Najma, are Clandestines, aka. Djinn. Audiences will recognize Shah from his role as Ravi in To All the Boys: Always and Forever and from his guest role on Emmerdale Farm playing Kirin Kotecha.
Nimra Bucha as Najma
Najma (Nimra Bucha) is Kamran’s mother and the leader of the Clandestines, a mysterious group of Djinn from the dimension known as Noor. She first appears to Kamala in a vision, and when the two meet, Najma explains Kamala’s extradimensional heritage to her. Najma is an antagonist of the series and wants to use Kamala to return to her home dimension, from which she’s been exiled. She is portrayed by Nimra Bucha, a Pakistani actress hailing from Karachi with an extensive range of accolades in her home country, including a Lux Style Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Ms. Marvel Supporting Cast & Characters
Laurel Marsden as Zoe Zimmer – Zoe is the most popular girl at Kamala’s high school and a huge Instagram influencer. She starts out as an antagonist but is a secret nerd. Marsden has previously appeared in the 2020 movie Survive.
Travina Springer as Tyesha Hillman – Tyesha is Aamir’s fiancée and is eager to become part of his and Kamala’s family. Springer has appeared in Strange Angel, Unfair & Ugly, and The New Shade of Black.
Jordan Firstman as Mr. Wilson – Mr. Wilson is the guidance counselor at the high school whose attempts to appear cool to the students usually come across as embarrassing. Firstman is best known for his role as Luke in Search Party.
Laith Nakli as Sheikh Abdullah – The imam at Kamala’s mosque and her spiritual mentor. Audiences will know him from his role as Kusuma in 24: Legacy and Uncle Naseem in Ramy.
Alysia Reiner as Sadie Deever – Sadie Deever is a Department of Damage Control agent tracking Kamala. Reiner had a longtime role as Natalie Figueroa on Orange Is the New Black, Wendy Parks in How to Get Away with Murder, and Sunny in Better Things.
Arian Moayed as P. Cleary – P. Cleary is Deever’s partner at the Department of Damage Control. Marvel has hinted at big plans for the MCU’s Damage Control, and they recently had their own comic series. Moayed previously appeared as Agent Cleary in Spider-Man: No Way Home. He’s also known for roles as Stewy Hosseini in Succession and Todd in the miniseries Inventing Anna.
Aramis Knight as Kareem / Red Dagger – Kareem is the vigilante known as Red Dagger, with whom Kamala crosses paths. Along with Ms. Marvel, Knight is best known for his longtime role as M.K. on Into the Badlands and Bean in Ender’s Game.
Ali Alsaleh as Aadam – One of the Clandestines that assaults Aamir’s wedding with Najma. His signature weapon is a golden mace. As well as many acting roles, such as in Bluff City Law, Jane, 30, and Typecast, Ali Alsaleh has written and directed several short films.
Adaku Ononogbo as Fariha – Another Clandestine that follows Najma, Fariha can be seen wielding a powerful spear during the attack on Aamir’s wedding. Adaku Ononogbo is a British actress, and Ms. Marvel isn’t her first Marvel Studios project. She also appeared in Netflix’s Jessica Jones as Sheena.
Dan Dargan Carter as Saleem – A Clandestine/Djinn follower of Najma who wields a superpowered whip. He injures Bruno during the battle at Aamir’s wedding and has a showdown against Kamran. Saleem is portrayed by Dan Dargan Carter, another Marvel Netflix alumnus. Carter previously appeared in an episode of Luke Cage, as Colon’s Crew #2, and has been a stunt performer on several Marvel Studios projects including Ms. Marvel, Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
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