Disney+'s Noelle Cast & Character Guide

Who's in the Noelle cast, and where have you seen them before? Here's everything you need to know about the main lineup for the Disney+ launch film.

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The Noelle cast is filled with notable actors and actresses, who've brought one of Disney+'s first movies ever to life on-screen. Written and directed by Marc Lawrence, the Christmas-themed film is part of the Disney+ launch lineup. Lawrence previously wrote the Sandra Bullock movies Forces of Nature, Miss Congeniality, and Two Weeks Notice.

In Noelle, the heir to the Santa throne struggles to learns the specifics of his new gig and decides to teach yoga instead. Meanwhile, the new Santa's sister frantically searches for her brother, and learns some important life lessons in the process. Noelle is a feel-good holiday film, one that's full of traditional Christmas spirit but takes a progressive approach with its storyline.

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Noelle has two A-listers in the main cast, and also features a true Hollywood icon. Noelle's supporting cast includes a variety of performers with a knack for situational comedy. Here's everyone on Disney+'s Noelle cast.

Noelle's Main Cast

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Anna Kendrick as Noelle Kringle: A Kringle who provides Christmas spirit to her brother, the new Santa. Anna Kendrick portrayed Jessica Stanley in the Twilight movie franchise and stars as Beca Mitchell in the Pitch Perfect series. She earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in Up in the Air.

Bill Hader as Nick Kringle: The 23rd Santa who struggles with his new job and decides to teach yoga in Phoenix. A former Saturday Night Live cast member, Bill Hader is known for his many comedy roles as well as the creator and star of Barry.

Shirley MacLaine as Elf Polly: Noelle's former nanny who urges her to be better. Shirley MacLaine's Hollywood career dates back to the early '50s. She's best known for The Apartment and Steel Magnolias, and for her Oscar-winning performance in Terms of Endearment.

Billy Eichner as Gabriel Kringle: The tech-savvy Kringle cousin who teaches Nick to use Google Translate. Billy Eichner portrayed Craig Middlebrooks in Parks and Recreation, and he created and stars in Funny Or Die's Billy on the Street.

Julie Hagerty as Mrs. Kringle: Noelle and Nick's mother. Julie Hagerty portrayed Elaine in Airplane! and Airplane II: The Sequel.

Noelle's Supporting Cast

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Kingsley Ben-Adir as Jake Hapman: A private detective who looks for Nick. Kingsley Ben-Adir portrayed Karim Washington in The OA and recently appeared as Ben Younger in Peaky Blinders season 5.

Maceo Smedley as Alex: Jake's son who doesn't particularly enjoy his father's cooking. Maceo Smedley portrayed Deavon Washington in All About the Washingtons and Young Tyrone in Cloak & Dagger.

Michael Gross as Elder Elf Abe: He leads the search for missing Santa and sets a new Santa tradition. Michael Gross is best known as Steven Keaton from the '80s series Family Ties, and for starring as Burt Gummer in the Tremors movie franchise.

Billy Griffith as Elder Elf Billy: He assists Abe in naming a new Santa. Billy Griffith appeared as Switzerland in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.

Chelah Horsdal as Dr. Shelley Sussman: She speaks with Noelle after her arrest. Chelah Horsdal portrayed Maggie Palmer in Hell on Wheels and Helen Smith in The Man in the High Castle.

Burgess Jenkins as Dan: A Petco owner who intrigues Helen. Burgess Jenkins is best known as Ray Budds from Remember the Titans.

Diana Maria Riva as Helen Rojas: The manager of the Desert Ridge Marketplace. Diana Maria Riva portrayed Detective Ana Perez in Dead to Me.

Bryan Brendle as Kris Kringle: Noelle's father. Bryan Brendle portrayed Vendetti in Swamp Thing and Morris in Night School.

Lauren Halperin as Yoga Pants Customer: Her clothing is mistakenly identified by Noelle as "yogurt pants." Lauren Halperin has appeared in Brockmire, Stranger Things, and The Haunting of Hill House.

Oakley Bull as Young Noelle: She asks her father, Santa, about her holiday purpose. Oakley Bull portrayed Daisy Sheff in Beautiful Boy and will soon appear as Kelly in Wonder Woman 1984.

Glen Gordon as Young Nick: He receives a Christmas hat from his father, Santa. Glen Gordon portrayed Bertie/Tobey in DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

Viola Abley as Tonya: A sassy girl who shames Nick for being Santa. Noelle marks the feature film debut for Viola Abley.

Shaylee Mansfield as Michelle: A Deaf girl at a Phoenix hospital who becomes close with Noelle. Shaylee Mansfield portrayed Shay in ASL Nook.

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