Everything Everywhere All at Once cast: Who's in the Oscar-winning film?

Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once - Cr. Allyson Riggs/A24
Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once - Cr. Allyson Riggs/A24 /

Even though you're a little late to the Everything Everywhere All at Once party, we're super glad you're here!

Undoubtedly, this 2022 film has changed the trajectory of the film industry by encouraging directors and filmmakers to embrace absurdity and reject the norms and rules of what makes a "perfect" movie. But the film industry isn't the only thing that this title re-invented, as it also broke so many records at the Academy Awards back in 2023.

For the first time in history, an Asian actress won the Academy Award for Best Actress. This monumental achievement was secured by none other than Michelle Yeoh, one of the many individuals who performed of a lifetime in this film. Alongside Yeoh is Halloween actress Jamie Lee Curtis who won her first ever Academy Award after starring in this film.

With all these remarkable actresses finally getting their overdue roses, you may be wondering just what roles they played in Everything Everywhere All at Once to secure an Oscar. Here's what to know!

First and foremost is the protagonist of Everything Everywhere All at Once --- Evelyn Quan Wang.

Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Quan Wang

Michelle Yeoh
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Evelyn is an overworked, overwhelmed, and under-stimulated laundromat owner, wife, and mother. She goes through life completely miserable, but won't necessarily open up about it. Rather, she takes her frustrations out on her loved ones who have rightfully grown tired of being on the receiving end of her rage.

On one fated day, Evelyn meets with her husband, Waymond Wang; only, it's not her husband from her current universe, but from the Alphaverse, a parallel universe in desparate need of Evelyn's help.

After coming to terms with the fact that only she has the power to complete this mission, Evelyn makes it her goal to secure the skills of the alternate versions of herself to defeat Jobu Tupaki, a menacing villain who seeks to wreak havoc on the alternate universes.

Ke Huy Quan as Waymond Wang

Ke Huy Quan
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Waymond is the complete opposite of Evelyn in that he is the very patient and caring spouse. Like any man of the house, he wants nothing but the best for his small family. However, after being subject to years of neglect from his wife, he realizes that he has to prioritize his wants and needs first even if that means walking away from it all.

Laundromat co-owner Waymond is at his wit's end. But parallel universe Waymond, best known as Alpha-Waymond, is fighting until his last breath, as he must do everything he can to train Evelyn to be strong enough to travel through different universes. With so little time, he can only do so much. Even so, Alpha-Waymond presses on because the Evelyn we first meet is the last Evelyn who has a shot at taking down Jobu Tupaki.

Stephanie Hsu as Joy Wang

Stephanie Hsu
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Joy is the other victim of Evelyn's misguided cold nature, as she is the sole child of Evelyn and Waymond.

In Evelyn's eyes, Joy was supposed to be the perfect child. Yet, before Evelyn knew it, Joy was different. Instead of trying to re-learn who her daughter has grown up to be and understand what she has grown up to like, Evelyn shut her down, essentially blocking most chances of having a genuine and healthy relationship with her daughter.

In the current universe, Joy is on the brink of cutting her mother off for good. In the other universe, however, Joy has turned into a monster, angry at everything and everyone. No one can calm her down, no one can defeat her, and, worst of all, no one understands her. She is the Jobu Tupaki.

Jamie Lee Curtis as Deirdre Beaubeirdre

Jamie Lee Curtis
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Deirdre is an IRS agent tasked with holding Evelyn and Waymond responsible for their financial mistakes. She has a pretty short fuse, as she is easily frustrated when trying to understand why her clients are so fiscally irresponsible. Still, like every character in this film, she is very complex and there's more to her than just an angry IRS agent.

In other universes, Deirdre is a wife hurt by her cold wife or a kill-hungry assistant of the Jobu Tupaki. But across the board, she's someone who, like everyone, needs a little loving.

James Hong as Gong Gong

James Hong
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At first glance, Gong Gong seems like an unsuspecting grandfather with loads of knowledge and advice. And, for the most part, he is the same across all universes. However, Gong Gong, in all his old age, represents the multigenerational trauma of Evelyn in that, as he let go of his daughter, Evelyn, when she didn't turn out the way he expected her to, so, too, he wants Evelyn to do with Joy.

Having said this, Gong Gong stands on one shoulder of Evelyn, while Joy (not Jobu Tupaki) stands on the other shoulder. Both demand something that requires great consideration from our protagonist. But what Evelyn chooses, ultimately, is in her hands.

In addition to all these wonderful actors and actresses are even more Hollywood stars who certainly made this project even more special. With that, here's the full cast of Everything Everywhere All at Once!

  • Jenny Slate as Debbie the Dog Mom
  • Harry Shum Jr. as Chad
  • Tallie Medel as Becky Sregor
  • Bill Wiff as Rick
  • Randy Newman as Raccacoonie

See all these stars in the official trailer for Everything Everywhere All at Once here!

Now that you know the who's who, all that's left to do is tune in to the Netflix premiere of Everything Everywhere All at Once on Thursday, Feb. 22! See you there!