The movie is the sequel to the 2008 film Mamma Mia!, which is based on the musical of the same name.
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Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actress, model, and singer-songwriter. Seyfried was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on December 3, 1985. Her mother is an occupational therapist, and her father is a pharmacist. She graduated from Allentown's William Allen High School in 2003 and enrolled at Fordham University in the fall of 2003, but did not attend after being offered her role in Mean Girls. She began her career as a model when she was 11, then her acting career at 15 with recurring parts on the soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children. In 2004, Seyfried made her movie debut in the teen comedy Mean Girls. She had leading roles in the black comedy horror film Jennifer's Body (2009), as a call girl in the erotic thriller Chloe (2009), the romantic drama-war film Dear John (2010), and the romantic drama Letters to Juliet (2010).
Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Streep was born on June 22, 1949, in Summit, New Jersey to a commercial artist and art editor; and a pharmaceutical executive. She attended Cedar Hill Elementary School and the Oak Street School and received her BA cum laude from the college in 1971, before applying for an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. She received her MFA from Yale in 1975. Streep also enrolled as a visiting student at Dartmouth College in 1970, and received an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the college in 1981. She made her stage debut in Trelawny of the Wells in 1975. In 1977, she made her screen debut in the television film The Deadliest Season.
Lily James is an English actress. James was born on 5 April 1989 in Esher, Surrey, the daughter of an actress and a musician. She attended Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and subsequently went on to study acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, graduating in 2010. She began her acting career in the British television series Just William (2010). Following a supporting role in the period drama series Downton Abbey (2012–2015), she had her film breakthrough by playing the eponymous role in the fantasy film Cinderella (2015). She went on playing Natasha Rostova in the television series War & Peace (2016) and in 2017, she starred in two critically and commercially successful films—the action film Baby Driver and the war drama Darkest Hour.
Christine Jane Baranski is an American actress, singer and producer. Baranski was born on May 2, 1952 in Cheektowaga, Buffalo, New York. She attended high school at the Villa Maria Academy in Cheektowaga and then studied at New York City's Juilliard School where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974. She made her Off-Broadway debut in Coming Attractions at Playwrights Horizons in 1980 and Broadway debut in Hide & Seek in 1980. Baranski has also starred in various roles in films and television. In film, some of her better known roles are as Katherine Archer in The Birdcage, Mary Sunshine in the musical Chicago, Martha May Whovier in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Connie Chasseur in The Ref and as Tanya Chisham-Leigh in the hit musical Mamma Mia! She also played Cinderella's stepmother in the film adaptation of the musical, Into the Woods.
Jessica Keenan Wynn born June 12, 1986 is an actress and singer known for her role as Heather Chandler in Heathers: The Musical.
Dame Julia Mary Walters is an English actress and writer. Walters was born on 22 February 1950 in Birmingham, England. She had an early education at a convent school and later at Holly Lodge Grammar School for Girls on Holly Lane. At 18 she trained as a student nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. She decided to leave nursing, and studied English and drama at Manchester Metropolitan University. She worked for the Everyman Theatre Company in Liverpool in the mid-1970s. Walters first came to international prominence in 1983, for playing the title role in Educating Rita. Her other film roles include Personal Services (1987), Prick Up Your Ears (1987), Buster (1988), Stepping Out (1991), Calendar Girls (2003), Mamma Mia! (2008) and Brave (2012). She played Molly Weasley in seven of the eight Harry Potter films (2001–2011).
Alexa Davies is a Welsh actress best known for her role as Aretha in Raised by Wolves and Yvonne in Cradle to Grave.
Pierce Brendan Brosnan is an Irish actor, film producer, and activist. Brosnan was born on 16 May 1953 in County Louth, Ireland. He went to Primary School in St. Anne's Primary School, Navan. Later moving back to London, Brosnan was educated at Elliott School, a state comprehensive school in Putney, southwest London. After leaving comprehensive school at age 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration, then went on to train at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Graduating from the Drama Centre in 1975, Brosnan began working as an acting assistant stage manager at the York Theatre Royal, making his acting debut in Wait Until Dark.
Jeremy William Fredric Smith better known as Jeremy Irvine, is an English actor. Irvine was born on 18 June 1990 in Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire. His mother is a Liberal Democrat councillor and his father is an engineer. He attended Bedford Modern School followed by a run with the National Youth Theatre and started acting at the age of 16. He completed a one-year foundation course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Irvine made his film debut in the epic war film War Horse (2011). He has since starred in The Railway Man (2013), The Woman in Black: Angel of Death (2015), and portrayed Daniel Grigori in the direct-to-video film adaptation of the young adult novel Fallen (2016).
Colin Andrew Firth is an English actor. Firth was born on 10 September 1960 in Hampshire, to parents who were both academics and teachers. He attended the Montgomery of Alamein Secondary School. By the time he was 14, Firth had already decided to be a professional actor, having attended drama workshops from the age of 10. After his sixth form years, Firth moved to London and joined the National Youth Theatre. There, he got a job in the wardrobe department at the National Theatre. From there, he went on to study at Drama Centre London. In 1984, Firth made his film debut in the role of Tommy Judd, Guy Bennett's straight, Marxist school friend in the screen adaptation of the play.
Hugh Skinner is an English film, television, and stage actor. Skinner was born on anuary 6, 1985 in London. He attended Eastbourne College from 1998 to 2003. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2006. After minor roles in 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' and 'Any Human Heart' on television in 2014 he registered with viewers in two very different ongoing roles, as stupid intern Will in the satirical look at the BBC 'W1A' and as the sympathetic village doctor in the period piece 'Our Zoo'.
Stellan John Skarsgard is a Swedish actor. Skarsgard was born on 13 June 1951 in Gothenburg, Sweden and started his acting career early; and, by the age of 21. He is known for his roles as Jan Nyman in Breaking the Waves (1996), Captain Tupolev in The Hunt for Red October (1990), Prof. Gerald Lambeau in Good Will Hunting (1997), Bootstrap Bill Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Bill Anderson in Mamma Mia! (2008), Commander Maximilian Richter in Angels and Demons (2009), Martin Vanger in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Dr. Erik Selvig in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and The Grand Duke in Cinderella (2015).
Dominic Edward Cooper is an English actor. Cooper was born on 2 June 1978 in Greenwich, London, to a nursery school teacher and an auctioneer. He attended John Ball Primary School in Blackheath, London, followed by Thomas Tallis School in nearby Kidbrooke, then trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in acting and film editing, graduating in 2000. He worked in television, film, theatre, and radio including Mamma Mia! and as the young Howard Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe including Captain America: The First Avenger and Agent Carter. He stars as Jesse Custer on the AMC show Preacher (2016–present).
Andres Arturo Garcia Menendez professionally known as Andy Garcia, is a Cuban American actor and director. Garcia was born on April 12, 1956 in Havana, Cuba. His mother was an English teacher and his father was an avocado farmer and attorney. He attended Miami Beach Senior High School and began his acting career taking a drama class with Jay W. Jensen in his senior year at Miami Beach Senior High School. He graduated from Florida International University in Miami. Garcia began acting at Florida International University but soon went to Hollywood. He had a short role in the first episode of "Murder, She Wrote" as "1st white tough" in 1984. He became known in the late 1980s and 1990s, having appeared in successful Hollywood films, including The Godfather Part III, The Untouchables, Internal Affairs, and When a Man Loves a Woman. In the 2000s, he starred in Ocean's Eleven and its sequels: Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, and The Lost City.
Cher (as Cherilyn Sarkisian) is an American singer and actress. Cher was born Cherilyn Sarkisian in El Centro, California, on May 20, 1946. At age 16, Cher dropped out of school and took acting classes and worked to support herself, dancing in small clubs along Hollywood's Sunset Strip and introducing herself to performers, managers, and agents. While working on television, Cher established herself as a solo artist with the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", "Half-Breed", and "Dark Lady".
Omid Djalili is a British stand-up comedian, actor, television producer, voice actor and writer.
Naoko Mori is a Japanese actress who lives and works mainly in the UK. Mori is best known for her roles as Toshiko Sato in Torchwood, Sarah in Absolutely Fabulous, and Nicola in Spice World.