Here's the cast of 'Angelyne' and who they're playing

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Emmy Rossum as Angelyne in "Angelyne."
Emmy Rossum as Angelyne in "Angelyne."Isabella Vosmikova/Peacock
  • "Angelyne," starring Emmy Rossum, premieres on May 19 on Peacock.

  • The miniseries follows LA billboard icon Angelyne and her rise to notoriety in the 1980s and 90s.

  • Martin Freeman, Lukas Gage and Alex Karpovsky appear alongside Rossum in the series.

"Angelyne," Peacock's latest series, following "Joe vs. Carole" and "Bel-Air," premieres on the streaming service on Thursday. Another ripped from the headlines story, it follows cult icon Angelyne and her rise to fame in the 1980s and 90s.

Angelyne became famous in LA when she purchased a series of billboards around the city plastered with her image. The billboard star subsequently appeared in movies, released singles and has twice run for Governor of California.

Emmy Rossum told Insider that the series is "obviously not a biopic" and takes creative liberties with the fantastical life story of the self-made Angelyne. Martin Freeman costars alongside "The White Lotus" star Lukas Gage and "Girls" actor Alex Karpovsky.

Emmy Rossum stars as cult icon Angelyne.

Emmy Rossum as Angelyne in "Angelyne."
Emmy Rossum as Angelyne in "Angelyne."Peacock

In 2017, an investigation by The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Angelyne was born Ronia Tamar Goldberg in Poland. It found that the billboard icon emigrated to California in her childhood and grew up in Los Angeles.

As an adult, Goldberg reinvented herself as Angelyne, and began releasing music with the band Baby Blue. After encountering entrepreneur Hugo Maisnik, Angelyne featured on a number of billboards, which became renowned across LA. Angelyne successfully concealed her name, age, and background until The Hollywood Reporter investigation in 2017.

Alex Karpovsky appears as journalist Jeff Glasner.

Alex Karpovsky as Jeff Glasner in "Angelyne."
Alex Karpovsky as Jeff Glasner in "Angelyne."Isabella Vosmikova/Peacock

"Girls" star Alex Karpovsky appears as Jeff Glasner, a fictional interpretation of journalist Gary Baum, who broke the Hollywood Reporter story about Angelyne.

Baum has acted as a consultant on "Angelyne," so the series' portrayal of his investigation is likely to be as true to life as possible.

Hamish Linklater plays Rick Krauss, president of the Angelyne fan club.

Emmy Rossum as Angelyne and Hamish Linklater as Rick Krauss in "Angelyne."
Emmy Rossum as Angelyne and Hamish Linklater as Rick Krauss in "Angelyne."Isabella Vosmikova/Peacock

"Gaslit" actor Hamish Linklater plays Rick Krauss, founder and president of Angelyne's fan club. Krauss is the only member of Angelyne's fan club initially, and he was one of the first members of the public to believe in the cult figure's legendary status.

Charlie Rowe costars as photographer Freddy Messina.

Charlie Rowe as Freddy Messina in "Angelyne."
Charlie Rowe as Freddy Messina in "Angelyne."Peacock

"Never Let Me Go" actor Charlie Rowe takes the role of Freddy Messina, Angelyne's photographer at the beginning of her career. Another early believer in Angelyne, Messina appears in the series to document the billboard icon's rise to fame.

Lukas Gage stars as documentarian Max Allen.

Lukas Gage as Max Allen in "Angelyne."
Lukas Gage as Max Allen in "Angelyne."Peacock

"The White Lotus" breakout star Lukas Gage stars in "Angelyne" as aspiring documentarian Max Allen who becomes sucked into Angelyne's world and later comes into conflict with the icon.

"He's thankful that she taught him how to work the system, how to work the game, how to manipulate back, how to not be timid and shy, and to break out of his shell," Gage told Forbes about his character.

 

"Sherlock" star Martin Freeman plays Maurice Wallach in "Angelyne."

Martin Freeman as Maurice Wallach in "Angelyne."
Martin Freeman as billboard entrepreneur Maurice Wallach in "Angelyne."Peacock

In "Angelyne," Martin Freeman's Maurice Wallach serves as the man that first popularized the Angelyne image. Wallach appears to be, like Glasner, a fictitious counterpart to the real-life Hugo Maisnik, who helped Angelyne reproduce her image on billboards.

Wallach is one of Angelyne's biggest early supporters and, within the series, helps create the legend of Angelyne.

"Angelyne" is streaming now on Peacock.

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