Kimberly is from Gilbert, Arizona, which she refers to as the whitest town in the world. She's the most sheltered of the four main characters since she didn't go out much, try drugs, or drink alcohol prior to going to college.Her age isn't explicitly stated, but she's likely 18.In order to afford to attend Essex, Kimberly gets a job at Sips, the campus coffee shop.The actor, who's the older sister of Timothée Chalamet, had small roles on shows like One Life to Live and Royal Pains before making her feature-film debut in The King of Staten Island (2020) starring Pete Davidson.Chalamet has also written and directed shorts like Between Fear and Laughter and Cosmic Disaster.Bela idolizes comedians like Seth Meyers, who was previously a writer and performer on NBC's Saturday Night Live before landing his own late-night talk show. She chose to attend Essex specifically because of The Catullan, the college comedy magazine that's a big deal in the comedy world since a lot of SNL writers got their start through the publication. Bela gets accepted into The Catullan but leaves after experiencing sexism and being sexually assaulted by the coeditor, Ryan (Conor Donnally).By the end of season one, two other women, Evangeline (Sierra Katow) and Jo (Cheyenne Perez), quit the magazine and tell Bela they want to launch a ladies-only comedy publication.Kaur, who's from Ontario, Canada, had some difficulty with the audition process for SLOCG because she didn't have an O-1 visa (a nonimmigrant visa for an individual with extraordinary ability or achievement). When the audition came out, they said they only wanted to audition people with an O-1 visa, Kaur told Refinery29. I didn't have it, but my heart connected to the part and my rep and I were just like: Fuck it, let's go for it. If they like me they'll have to figure it out.Kaur said she auditioned and got a callback for a chemistry read, but it got canceled because they found out the actor didn't have a visa.Kaur said that she didn't get the O-1 visa on the first try, but for the second attempt, Kaling, Noble, and the producers wrote letters to convince the government that I should have this part and no one else could do it.She's initially closed-off and aloof but becomes a loyal friend to her suitemates as the show progresses.Leighton starts college closeted because she doesn't like the concept of coming out and having her sexuality define her. In the season one finale, during a heartfelt scene, she reveals to Kimberly that she's gay. Rapp is known for playing Regina George in the Broadway musical Mean Girls.She juggles acting with singing and released her debut EP, Everything to Everyone, on November 11. Her season one arc centered on her secret relationship with her soccer coach, Dalton.Whitney eventually told Coach Wood, her mom, and her friends about the affair.The actress, who's from Texas, previously starred as Nabulungi in the US national tour for the musical The Book of Mormon.More recently, Scott played Timberly on the Hulu comedy series Reboot.Nico celebrated his 21st birthday on season one, episode eight — which is the same episode that Kimberly learned that he actually had a girlfriend named Maya. Because Kimberly was so distracted by her hookups with Nico, she was unprepared for an economics midterm test. She stole a previous test copy from Theta's stash but got caught cheating during the exam. In an attempt to avoid getting expelled, Nico lets Kimberly turn in the rest of the frat's tests to the Essex committee. Leatherwood is known for his role as Nicholas Scratch on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which lasted for four seasons on Netflix. In March 2022, Leatherwood revealed to Us Weekly that he wouldn't be returning for season two of SLOCG. He told the publication that he was happy to do the first season but was planning on branching off and going in a different direction.She and Leighton dated during season one but broke up because Alicia couldn't date someone who was closeted and wanted to keep the relationship a secret. Prior to SLOCG, Francis starred in theater productions. She also costarred in the Netflix holiday series Dash & Lily with Euphoria actor Austin Abrams.Francis' performance as Lily on the show earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for lead actress in a daytime fiction program.He plays Whitney's love interest on season one. Meyer got his start in acting on the show General Hospital. He's since appeared in various movies and shows, including Wayward Pines, NCIS: New Orleans, The Fosters, Grey's Anatomy, and Grown-ish.Lila is unabashedly herself and delivers many of the show's most hilarious lines.You may have seen her in the films Queenpins and Me Time. Next, Paulino will appear in Netflix's live-action One Piece series. Noble told Entertainment Weekly that Jackson is a climate refugee coming from a different school that's had an incident. He's modeled for brands like Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, and Calvin Klein. Slaggert also starred alongside Joey King in the 2017 movie Wish Upon and appeared on the season one finale of HBO Max's Gossip Girl reboot.