Family Reunion season 1 cast features several industry veterans as well as young talent on the rise. Here's who they play on the Netflix series and how you know them.
Family Reunion season 1 follows the McKellan family as they travel across the United States from Seattle to Columbus for a family reunion. Upon arriving in the American south, the McKellan family matriarch, Cocoa, realizes that her new school approach contrasts heavily with the old school style of Anthony’s parents. Family Reunion offers a timely cultural commentary, both about the past and the present.
Netflix’s Family Reunion provides even more diversity to an already progressive streaming service. The 10-episode season 1 premiered on July 10, this coming after Netflix kicked off the summer with the comedy series Mr. Iglesias. Here’s a primer for Family Reunion season 1 cast.
Tia Mowry-Hardrict as Cocoa McKellan: As the family matriarch, Cocoa believes that Columbus, Georgia is a wonderful place to raise children. In the ‘90s, Mowry-Hardtrict famously starred with her identical twin sister Tamera in the sitcom Sister, Sister. The pair later headlined the 2005 Disney Channel feature Twitches, and also led Style Network’s reality series Tia & Tamera. In recent years, Mowry-Hardtrict had a main role on Nickelodeon’s Instant Mom and voiced Sindy Sauernotes for Nickelodeon’s Fresh Beat Band of Spies.
Anthony Alabi as Moses “Moz” McKellan: After a 15-year professional football career, Moz decides to be a true family man. In real life, Alabi played in the National Football League from 2005 to 2008 as an offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs. Since then, he’s steadily built up a television résumé, culminating with a role as Coach Spitz on Disney Channel’s family sitcom Raven’s Home.
Loretta Devine as M’Dear: As Moz’s mother, M’Dear reinforces southern family traditions. Since the ‘80s, Devine has appeared in both television and film. She starred in Boston Public and Everybody Loves Chris, and won an Emmy Award for a guest spot on Grey’s Anatomy. In the ‘90s, Devine received NAACP Image Award nominations for her performances in the Whitney Houston-led films Waiting to Exhale and The Preacher’s Wife. In 2018, she appeared in Netflix’s Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and the adaptation Dear White People.
Richard Roundtree as Jeb: A preacher character, Jeb keeps it real like his wife M’Dear. In pop culture, Roundtree is known for portraying the title character in the 1971 blaxploitation classic Shaft and the subsequent sequels. Roundtree has also been a working television actor since the early '70s, and recently appeared in Fox’s Lethal Weapon, an adaptation of the original movie franchise.
Talia Jackson as Jade McKellan, one of the four McKellan children: Jade is one of the McKellan children. Jackson is the brother of actor Armani Jackson (Netflix’s Little Boxes, TBS’ Chad), and once toured with Andrea Bocelli as an 8-year-old singer. She appeared in numerous Disney English short films, and landed a small 2018 role in ABC’s Station 19.
Jordyn Raya James as Ami McKellan, one of the four McKellan children: Jordyn is also one of the four McKellan children. In 2018, James appeared in one episode of Amazon’s Julia Roberts-led series Homecoming. She made her TV debut in Facebook Watch’s Five Points.
Isaiah Russell-Bailey as Shaka McKellan, a mischievous McKellan sibling: Isaiah is another one of the four McKellan children but is also the most michevious. In 2018, Russell-Bailey appeared in the TV series Criminal Minds, S.W.A.T., Raven’s Home, and Giants, along with the feature film Throwback Holiday.
Cameron J. Wright as Mazzi McKellan, another McKellan sibling: Cameron is the final McKellan sibling. Wright previously appeared in Sofia the First, and will soon make his feature debut in Tall Girl starring The Office’s Angela Kinsey.