Where do you know the actors from?

Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman’s Uncoupled feature well-known actors playing middle-aged singletons. Here’s where you know the cast from.

Netflix’s Romantic Comedy Series Decoupled features a well-known cast of actors that audiences will know from previous roles. Decoupled was co-created by Darren Star, the creator of sex and the city and Emily in Parisand Jeffrey Richman, executive producer of modern family and fraser. Released July 29, 2022, Decoupled received largely positive reviews thanks to its realistic view of relationships and charming cast.

While not Netflix’s most expensive project, Decoupled is an easy-to-watch series with guaranteed laughs throughout. Decoupled follows the story of Michael Lawson after his longtime boyfriend breaks up with him. Rejected into single life, Michael is forced to navigate the complicated world of dating once again.


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Decoupled is another nifty Netflix production that demonstrates the platform’s ongoing efforts for positive LGBTQ+ representation. The show has an added layer of authenticity due to Decoupledproduction decision to cast LGBTQ+ actors in LGBTQ+ roles. Here’s a guide to the cast and characters of Decoupled and what they have done before.

Neil Patrick Harris as Michael Lawson

Neil Patrick Harris as Michael in Uncoupled

Neil Patrick Harris stars as Michael, a New York real estate agent whose perfect life is torn apart when his partner of 17 years, Colin, leaves him. Encouraged by his friends to go out, Decoupled follows Michael’s attempt to get to grips with modern dating, including Grindr. Patrick Harris is best known as Barney Stinson in how I Met Your Mother and Count Olaf in A series of unfortunate events.

Tisha Campbell as Suzanne Prentiss

Tisha Campbell as Suzanne in Uncoupled

Tisha Campbell plays Suzanne, Michael’s best friend and no-nonsense colleague. Suzanne and Michael team up to sell luxury apartments in New York and gossip about their love lives. Campbell is best known for her role as Janet in the early 2000s series My wife and childrenand most recently voiced Gigi in inner work.

Brooks Ashmanskas as Stanley James

Brooks Ashmanskas as Stanley in Uncoupled

Brooks Ashmanskas plays one of Michael’s oldest friends, Stanley in Decoupled. He’s an art dealer who, like Michael, is trying his luck on the New York dating scene. Ashmanskas has twice been nominated for a Tony for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and Promand recently appeared in the Disney+ Original Movie Better Nate than ever.

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Emerson Brooks as Billy Burns

Emerson Brooks as Billy in Uncoupled

Emerson Brooks plays Billy, another of Michael’s supportive friends. Besides being a local celebrity thanks to his job as a weatherman, Billy is big on New York’s gay dating scene and introduces Michael to Grindr. Previously, Brooks played a SHIELD agent in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and recently appeared in Netflix The Lincoln Lawyer.

Uncoupled cast and supporting characters

Neil Patrick Harris as Michael Lawson in Uncoupled

Tuc Watkins as Colin – Colin is the longtime partner who breaks up with Michael in Decoupled. Watkins is best known for his roles in Desperate Housewives and A life to live. Recently, Watkins featured in the Netflix adaptation of The boys in the grouphaving been part of the stage show in 2018.

Marcia Gay Harden as Claire – like Michael, Claire is recently single and wonders what to do next. Claire meets Michael when she decides she wants to sell her expensive apartment in Manhattan. Harden won an Oscar in 2001 for his supporting role in Pollockand a Tony Award in 2009 for his performance in God of Carnage. Before appearing in DecoupledHarden recently appeared in the fifty shades series as Christian Grey’s adoptive mother.

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