Where You've Seen These Snowfall Actors Before

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The new FX series Snowfall premieres tonight. The show follows a host of characters whose lives are affected by the newly created crack cocaine. While the series is being brought to us by the same network that gave us great shows like Atlanta and American Crime Story with heavy-hitter casts, the stars of Snowfall are pretty lowkey.
The lead, Damson Idris, is a British television actor with only a couple of small American roles under his belt. And several of the other key players, like Sergio Peris-Mencheta, are coming to us from established careers in other countries. I highly doubt that this will make the show any good. It looks both colorful and grim, and John Singleton is known for telling amazing stories.
But there are still a few faces you might recognize during the premiere. Click through the slideshow so that we can save from you asking your friend “where have I seen them before?” for an hour tonight.
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Emily Rios

In Snowfall, Rios plays Lucia, the risk-taking, self-absorbed daughter of a marijuana kingpin. But you might remember her as Andrea Cantillo, the recovering heroin addict on three seasons of Breaking Bad. Looks like Rios can’t leave the fictional drug game alone.
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Alon Aboutboul

In The Dark Knight Rises, when Bane shuts down the football stadium to announce his bomb in true Dr. Evil-style, he does so at the expense of another doctor. Dr. Pavel introduces himself to the world as he only person who can disarm the bomb right before Bane kills him. Pavel is played by Aboutboul, who will take on the role of Avi in Snowfall.
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Amin Joseph

As Jerome Saint in Snowfall, Joseph plays a small time weed dealer. He had a much more glamorous gig in the Baywatch movie as one of Priyanka Chopra’s bodyguards. He certainly has the body for it.
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Michael Hyatt

It’s hard to forget a girl named Michael. But just in case you did, you are most likely to recognize her advice being taken way out of context on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend where she had the unfortunate luck of playing therapist to Rebecca Bunch. Hopefully, overprotective mom suits her better in Snowfall as Cissy Saint.
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Juan Javier Cardenas

If you can name a crime procedural, there’s a pretty good chance Cardenas has been on it. He has appeared on NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and Law & Order: SVU. We’ll see which side of the law he finds himself on as Alejandro Usteves on Snowfall.