Here's How Old The Cast Of Netflix's Trinkets Are IRL

It’s an old joke in Hollywood that the actors who are cast to play high school students are very rarely teenagers when the show or movie is filmed. Riverdale, The Society, and 13 Reasons Why are a few recent examples that all depict much older actors trying to channel their inner teen on screen. Netflix seems to be particularly fond of this casting trend considering Noah Centineo has portrayed a high school student in three of its films despite being 23.

The cast of Netflix’s latest show Trinkets, includes Quintessa Swindell, Kiana Madeira, and Brianna Hildebrand of Deadpool fame as three high school girls who bond after a Shoplifters Anonymous meeting, also follows this trend. The drama series depicts their friendship as well as the different social circles they fall into at their high school. Most of the characters are teenagers, with a few exceptions (ahem, love interest Luca), but not a single cast member is an actual teen.


Still, the casting choices here make it very easy to understand why these actors were chosen for their specific characters. Most of them are in the their 20s and most of them are folks you've definitely seen on screen somewhere before.

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Brianna Hildebrand (Elodie), Age 22

Although she is only 22, Brianna Hildebrand has had quite a few leading roles during her career. She is probably most recognized for playing Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool and the sequel. She also starred in horror comedy Tragedy Girls and in the short-lived Fox series The Exorcist.

Her character Elodie is an introverted, lonely high school student who recently moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Portland to live with her father and his new family. She seems desperate to make friends but she also has a traumatic experience from her past holding her back. She is still struggling with a shoplifting addiction that her father thought was a one-time mistake.
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Kiana Madeira (Moe), Age 26

This is likely the biggest surprise on the list! Kiana Madeira perfectly portrays a rebel teenager despite being 26. Madeira began acting in 2007, and has been consistently working since then. She recently appeared in the Facebook Watch Series Sacred Lies.

Her character Moe, fellow Shoplifters Anonymous attendee, is much more outspoken and unapologetically herself compared to her friends. She idolizes her mother and is secretly an amazing student. She is also having a relationship with Noah (Odiseas Georgiadis) that she wants to keep private.
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Quintessa Swindell (Tabitha), Age 22

Trinkets marks Quintessa Swindell’s introduction to the acting world as it is Swindell’s first role. Swindell spoke to GLAAD about their new Netflix series and shared that they identify as non-binary and gender non-conforming.

Unlike Moe, 17-year-old Tabitha is afraid to be the flawed, authentic version of herself. She expresses her true feelings when she posts to her second Instagram account or when she is sharing with the group at Shoplifters Anonymous. She is also privately struggling with an abusive relationship that her parents are oblivious about.
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Brandon Butler (Brady), Age 22

Brandon Butler is relatively new to acting. So far, his biggest role besides Trinkets is playing Scott Reed in the second season of Netflix’s popular teen drama 13 Reasons Why.

Brady will make older viewers so glad they don’t have to deal with obnoxious high school boys anymore. He is Mr. Popular at school but is a different person behind closed doors with Tabitha. He physically abuses her and constantly speaks to Tabitha as if she is inferior. He will definitely be the most disliked character on this show.
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Odiseas Georgiadis (Noah), Age 22

If Odiseas Georgiadis looks so familiar it is probably because he just appeared in Netflix’s The Perfect Date with Noah Centineo. In Trinkets, he masters acting as a lovable jock.

Like Brady, Noah is also very popular at school. But, he is a much better person. He is an athlete who secretly dates Moe although it is clear he isn’t the one who wants to keep their relationship private. He is also introduced to Elodie and the audience as someone all the girls at the school desire.
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Henry Zaga (Luca), Age 26

Like Butler, Henry Zaga appeared on 13 Reasons Why, but he was in the first season and played a character named Brad. Zaga also had a nine-episode arc on the fifth season of MTV’s Teen Wolf. He will next star in the Hulu adaptation of Looking for Alaska based on the novel by John Green.

Luca also attends Shoplifters Anonymous with Elodie, Tabitha, and Moe, but he doesn’t share a lot of information about himself early on. He clearly has a connection with Tabitha, but he doesn’t want to be involved in her high school drama. It is never explicitly stated how old Luca is in the show, but since he runs the bar in a club and also lives on his own, he is most likely in his early to mid twenties.
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Katrina Cunningham (Sabine), Age Unknown

Katrina Cunningham, who goes by her stage name Kat Cunning, is a singer just like her Trinkets character and performs her original songs in a couple episodes. Her other major role was a six-episode part on HBO series The Deuce.

Sabine is a musician and Elodie’s love interest who shows up in episode six. Elodie doesn’t know anything about her but she is immediately drawn to Sabine. The singer pressures Elodie to steal and had a past relationship with Luca. It is also later revealed that Sabine still lives with Luca. Her age isn’t said in the series but she is probably around the same age as her roommate, early to mid twenties.
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