Sweet Magnolias season 3 cast guide: Who’s who in the new season?

Sweet Magnolias. (L to R) Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue Sullivan, Heather Headly as Helen Decatur in episode 310 of Sweet Magnolias. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2023
Sweet Magnolias. (L to R) Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue Sullivan, Heather Headly as Helen Decatur in episode 310 of Sweet Magnolias. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2023 /
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Sweet Magnolias season 3 recap
Sweet Magnolias. (L to R) JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Maddie, Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue, Heather Headley as Helen in episode 305 of Sweet Magnolias. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

Are you ready to pour it out with the Sweet Magnolias all over again? Sweet Magnolias season 3 arrives with all-new adventures, drama, and romance with our three favorite television besties. The margaritas, laughs, and tears are all flowing in the new season.

When we last left Sweet Magnolias in the second season, each of the Magnolias were encountering some kind of shift in their lives, whether it was a public outburst from a significant other, a confusing love triangle, or someone from the past coming back for revenge.

Sweet Magnolias season 3 cast and character guide

In season 3, we’ll once again pour it out with all of the usual Serenity suspects including Maddie, Dana Sue, Helen, and beyond. Looking to get to know the main and supporting cast members and characters of Sweet Magnolias? We’re sharing everything to know!

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Sweet Magnolias. JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Maddie in episode 302 of Sweet Magnolias. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Maddie Townsend

Garcia Swisher stars in Sweet Magnolias as Maddie Townsend. In the first season, she’s recently divorced from her husband Bill, who’s the father of her three children Ty, Kyle, and Katie. She starts dating baseball coach Cal and opens The Corner Spa with her best friends Dana Sue and Helen. In season 3, Maddie’s relationship with Cal with undergo some trials post-season 2.

  • Birthday: Aug. 10, 1979
  • Age: 43 (as of July 2023)
  • Zodiac sign: Leo
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Relationship status: Married to retired baseball player Nick Swisher since 2010 with two daughters, Emerson (born 2013) and Sailor (born 2016)
  • Where have you seen her before? Reba, Once Upon a Time, Privileged, The Astronaut Wives Club, Gossip Girl, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Not Another Teen Movie, Revenge of the Bridesmaids
  • Social media: Instagram, Twitter
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Sweet Magnolias. (L to R) Brandon Quinn as Ronnie, Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue in episode 303 of Sweet Magnolias. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue Sullivan

Elliott stars in Sweet Magnolias as Dana Sue Sullivan, the head chef at Serenity’s local favorite restaurant Sullivan’s and mother to her teenage daughter Annie. In season 2, Dana Sue reconciles with her ex-husband and Annie’s father, Ronnie, just as someone from their past comes back to town to wreak havoc. How will she and Ronnie navigate this in season 3?

  • Birthday: Nov. 16, 1974
  • Age: 48 (as of July 2023)
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Where have you seen her before? Drop Dead Diva, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings
  • Social media: Instagram
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Sweet Magnolias. Heather Headley as Helen in episode 301 of Sweet Magnolias. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

Heather Headley as Helen Decatur

Grammy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Heather Headley stars in Sweet Magnolias as Helen Decatur, the town’s beloved lawyer. She bought the mansion that the best friends turned in The Corner Spa. In season 2, Helen pursued motherhood, something she stills wants going into season 3 with both Erik and Ryan both vying for her affections. Who will she choose?

  • Birthday: Oct. 5, 1974
  • Age: 48 (as of July 2023)
  • Zodiac sign: Libra
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Relationship status: Married to Brian Musso since 2003 with three children: John (born 2009), Jordan (born 2014), and a daughter (born 2019)
  • Where have you seen her before? She’s Gotta Have It, Chicago Med, Respect
  • Social media: Instagram, Twitter