Big Love Cast
Big Love Cast

Big Love Cast: Details About the Show’s Primary Actors

From March 12, 2006, through March 20, 2011, HBO aired the American drama series, Big Love. Bill Paxton plays the head of a fundamentalist Mormon family in modern Utah that practices polygamy.

His wives are played by Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chlo Sevigny, and Ginnifer Goodwin. The series follows the family as they interact with a fundamentalist compound in their Salt Lake City neighborhood and in the wider community.

It has great supporting roles from Amanda Seyfried, Grace Zabriskie, Daveigh Chase, Matt Ross, Mary Kay Place, Bruce Dern, Melora Walters, and Harry Dean Stanton.

New seasons of other shows we’ve written about in the past are also available for your perusal:

The first episode aired in the US on March 12, 2006, right after the first episode of The Sopranos’ sixth season. The HBO hit Big Love aired for five seasons before it was canceled on March 20, 2011. You can find out everything about the main cast of Big Love below.

Big Love Cast:

Bill Paxton

(as Bill Henrickson)
Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955, in Fort Worth, Texas. His parents are Mary Lou and John Lane Paxton (1920–2011). His mother was a Roman Catholic, and she taught him and his siblings about her faith as they grew up.
His most well-known TV roles, like his lead role in HBO’s Big Love (2006–2011), for which Paxton was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, got a lot of praise.

Jeanne Tripplehorn

(as Barb Henrickson)
Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn was born in the United States on June 10, 1963. In 2006, Tripplehorn was cast as the main character Barbara Henrickson in the HBO drama series Big Love, opposite Bill Paxton. This is thought to be the most successful role of her career.
She played Dr. Alex Blake on the CBS police drama Criminal Minds from 2012 to 2014. For her role as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 2009 HBO movie Grey Gardens, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Chloë Sevigny

(as Nicki Grant)
Chloë Stevens Sevigny is an American actress, model, filmmaker, and fashion designer. Sevigny portrayed Nicolette Grant on the HBO series Big Love from 2006 to 2011 and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in 2010.
After Big Love ended, Sevigny went on to lead in the British series Hit & Miss (2012) and to act in supporting roles in Portlandia (2013), two seasons of American Horror Story, and the Netflix series Bloodline.

Ginnifer Goodwin

(as Margene Heffman)
Ginnifer Goodwin is an actress from the United States. She is best known for playing Margene Heffman on the HBO drama series Big Love and Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard on the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time.
On the HBO original series Big Love, which ended on March 20, 2011, Goodwin played the main role of Margene Heffman, the third wife in a polygamous family.

Other cast members include:

  • Amanda Seyfried as Sarah Henrickson
  • Harry Dean Stanton as Roman Grant
  • Grace Zabriskie as Lois Henrickson
  • Daveigh Chase as Rhonda Volmer
  • Bruce Dern as Frank Harlow
  • Shiri Appleby as Tammy Henrickson
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Ana Markham
  • Matt Ross as Alby Grant
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