- Netflix’s “Along for the Ride,” based on Sarah Dessen’s young-adult novel, premieres on April 22.
- The cast features several up-and-coming young stars, including Emma Pasarow and Belmont Cameli.
- Viewers may recognize Andie MacDowell and Dermot Mulroney from popular movies and shows.
Emma Pasarow, who stars as Auden, has only been in one previous feature film.
This is Pasarow’s first leading role, but she recently appeared in the Dakota Johnson-led dramedy “Am I OK?”
Belmont Cameli, who starred on the “Saved by the Bell” reboot, was cast as Eli.
Belmont Cameli landed the role of Auden’s love interest, the mysterious Eli.
Cameli recently starred as Jamie Spano on Peacock’s “Saved by the Bell” reboot.
Andie MacDowell, who plays Auden’s mother, is known for her roles in classic rom-coms.
Andie MacDowell plays Auden’s mother, Victoria.
The established actress is best known for films like “Groundhog Day,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” and “Monte Carlo.”
She’s also appeared on a few TV shows, including ABC Family’s “Jane by Design” and, most recently, Netflix’s “Maid.”
Rom-com and sitcom fans will probably recognize Auden’s father, played by Dermot Mulroney.
Auden’s father, Robert, is played by veteran actor Dermot Mulroney.
He’s been appearing in films since the 1980s, most notably, “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “The Wedding Date,” “Georgia Rule,” and “August: Osage County.”
Auden’s stepmom, Heidi, is played by Kate Bosworth, who’s previously portrayed Lois Lane.
Kate Bosworth plays Auden’s stepmom Heidi, who runs a boutique in town.
Rom-com and dramedy fans may recognize the actress from “Remember the Titans,” “Blue Crush,” and “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton.”
Bosworth also portrayed Lois Lane in “Superman Returns.”
You may recognize Laura Kariuki, who plays Maggie, from “Black Lightning” or “The Wonder Years.”
Maggie, an employee at Heidi’s store who takes Auden under her wing, is played by Laura Kariuki.
“Along for the Ride” is Kariuki’s first movie role, but she’s played JJ on The CW’s “Black Lightning” and Kim Williams on ABC’s “The Wonder Years” reboot.
Genevieve Hannelius appeared on a few Disney Channel shows before playing Leah.
Genevieve Hannelius plays Leah, one of Maggie’s friends who also works at the boutique.
Hannelius previously landed recurring roles on Disney Channel shows like “Sonny With a Chance,” “Good Luck Charlie,” and “Dog With a Blog.”
Samia Finnerty, who plays Esther, is a musician with a few acting credits.
Samia Finnerty was cast as Esther, another townie who works at Heidi’s store.
Finnerty has primarily worked as a musician, releasing three albums in addition to directing and starring in some of her own music videos.
But fans may also recognize her from the Meryl Streep-led drama “Let Them All Talk.”
Before playing Adam, Paul Karmiryan danced on popular shows like “Girl Meets World” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”
Paul Karmiryan plays Adam, a friend of Eli’s who’s in love with Maggie.
He has experience dancing on popular shows, including Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World” and The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” as well as in music videos for Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and Camila Cabello.
Karmiryan also played Alex Maloof on season four of Hulu’s “Veronica Mars.”
Ricardo Hurtado, who plays Eli’s brother Jake, has appeared in a number of other Netflix projects.
Eli’s younger brother Jake is played by Ricardo Hurtado.
One of the actor’s first starring roles was as Freddy Huerta on Nickelodeon’s “School of Rock” TV show.
He also plays Tyler in Netflix’s “Malibu Rescue” franchise, which includes two films and a TV series, and recently played Tuck on Netflix’s “Country Comfort.”
You may know Marcus Scribner, who plays Wallace, from “Black-ish.”
Marcus Scribner plays Wallace, another teen living in Colby.
Viewers may recognize the actor from his successful run as Andre Johnson Jr. on ABC’s “Black-ish” and the Freeform spin-off “Grown-ish.”
He also voiced Bow on the animated Netflix series “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.”