NBC's Parenthood Cast

Character Bios

NBC's Parenthood is filled with complex family relationships. It's one of the few TV shows about family life that people can identify with because of its realism. Simplify the Braverman family tree and get to know these lovable characters even more.

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    Craig T. Nelson stars as Zeek Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
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    Zeek Braverman (Craig T. Nelson) is the family patriarch, although he sometimes seems like he's in less control than his son Adam. Zeek's parenting style comes off as overbearing to his four grown children.

    Fast facts about Zeek:
    • Served in Vietnam
    • Once aspired to be an actor
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    Bonnie Bedelia stars as Camille Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
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    Camille Braverman (Bonnie Bedelia) is married to Zeek. They have four children together.

    Fast facts about Camille:
    • Has 6 grandchildren
    • Working through marital problems with her husband
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    Peter Krause stars as Adam Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
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    Adam Braverman (Peter Krause) is Zeek and Camille's oldest son. He is married and has two children.

    Fast facts about Adam:
    • Struggles to accept his son's Asperger's syndrome diagnosis
    • Starting a business with his brother Crosby
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    Lauren Graham stars as Sarah Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
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    Sarah Braverman (Lauren Graham) is a single mom. She and her two teens move from Fresno to her parents' house in Berkeley.

    Fast facts about Sarah:
    • Wrote a play about her family life
    • Ex-husband is a druggie musician
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    Erika Christensen stars as Julia Braverman-Graham on NBC's Parenthood.
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    Julia Braverman-Graham (Erika Christensen) is a working mom. She is married to Joel (Sam Jaeger), and they have one daughter.

    Fast facts about Julia:
    • Is an attorney at a corporate firm
    • Was a swim champ in high school
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    Dax Shepard stars as Crosby Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
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    Crosby Braverman (Dax Shepard) is Camille and Zeek's youngest son. His ex-girlfriend introduced him to the son he didn't know he had when the boy was five.

    Fast facts about Crosby:
    • Drives a Triumph TR6
    • Sold his houseboat to try and win his ex-girlfriend back
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    Monica Potter stars as Kristina Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
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    Kristina Braverman (Monica Potter) is Adam Braverman's wife. She is the calm, quiet one of the two.

    Fast facts about Kristina:
    • Been together with Adam since college
    • Found out she was pregnant the day Adam lost his job
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    Sarah Ramos stars as Haddie Braverman on NBC's Parenthood
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    Haddie Braverman (Sarah Ramos) is Adam and Kristina's oldest child. She is 15 years old.

    Fast facts about Haddie:
    • Straight A student
    • Her partying at a friend's house landed her boyfriend in jail
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    Max Burkholder stars as Max Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
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    Max Braverman (Max Burkholder) is Adam and Kristina's youngest child. He is eight years old.

    Fast facts about Max:
    • Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome
    • Has a pet cockroach
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    Mae Whitman stars as Amber Holt on NBC's Parenthood.
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    Amber Holt (Mae Whitman) is Sarah Braverman's rebellious daughter. She's 16.

    Fast facts about Amber:
    • Just moved into her first apartment
    • Arrested for marijuana possession with cousin Haddie
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    Miles Heizer stars as Drew Holt.
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    Drew Holt (Miles Heizer) is Sarah Braverman's only son. He's 14.

    Fast facts about Drew:
    • Tried to move in with his father but was rejected
    • Enjoys playing video games
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    Sam Jaeger stars as Joel Graham on NBC's Parenthood.
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    Joel Graham (Sam Jaeger) is Julia Braverman-Graham's husband. They have a daughter named Sydney.

    Fast facts about Joel:
    • Is a stay-at-home dad
    • Worked as a contractor before Sydney was born
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    Savannah Paige Rae stars as Sydney Graham on NBC's Parenthood.
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    Sydney Graham (Savannah Paige Rae) is Joel and Julia's only child. She's five years old.

    Fast facts about Sydney:
    • Is taking a Mandarin course
    • Recently learned how to swim
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    Joy Bryant stars as Jasmine Trussell on NBC's Parenthood.
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    Jasmine Trussell (Joy Bryant) is a single mom. She has one child named Jabbar with ex-boyfriend Crosby Braverman.

    Fast facts about Jasmine:
    • Is a dancer
    • Recently moved back to Berkeley
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    Tyree Brown stars as Jabbar Trussell on NBC's Parenthood.
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    Jabbar Trussell (Tyree Brown) is an only child. His parents are Crosby Braverman and Jasmine Trussell.

    Fast facts about Jabbar:
    • Is lactose intolerant
    • Prefers waffles over pancakes
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    Marguerite Moreau stars as Katie, Crosby Braverman's girlfriend.
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    Katie (Marguerite Moreau) is Crosby Braverman's ex-girlfriend. Him keeping secrets about having a son damaged their relationship beyond repair.

    Fast facts about Katie:
    • Wants to have a baby
    • Dumped Crosby for not being truthful about Jabbar.