19 Actors Who Can't Stop Working With Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy has created a handful of buzz-worthy shows, and he doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon. After the success of American Horror Story (which has been renewed for season 10) and American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, he's tackling yet another limited series, Feud and a procedural drama, 9-1-1. While all of his shows are different, the cast certainly isn't. Over the years, the writer has developed his own "squad" of sorts by casting the same stars over and over again. Of course, it's not like we're really complaining though. Who doesn't want to watch Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange take on multiple characters?
Connie Britton: American Horror Story, American Crime Story, and 9-1-1
Fans remember Britton for her role as Vivien Harmon on American Horror Story: Murder House and Apocalypse, but she also had a guest starring role on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story as Faye Resnick and on 9-1-1's first season as Abigail "Abby" Clark.
Jane Lynch: Popular and Glee
Before Lynch caused chaos as Sue Sylvester on Glee, she had a small role as Suzi Klein on Murphy's teen drama during season two.
Jessica Lange: American Horror Story and Feud
Lange was the shining star of American Horror Story: Murder House, Asylum, Coven, and Freak Show as Constance Langdon, Sister Jude Martin, Fiona Goode, and Elsa Mars, respectively, but soon she'll be teaming up with Murphy again when she plays Joan Crawford on Feud.
Neil Patrick Harris: Glee and American Horror Story
Harris played Will Schuester's rival, Bryan Ryan, on season one of Glee and a ventriloquist named Chester Creb on American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Jacob Artist: Glee and American Horror Story
Most people remember Artist as Puck's half-brother Jake on Glee during seasons four through six, but he also had a small role as Todd Connors on American Horror Story: Roanoke.
Matt Bomer: Glee and American Horror Story
Bomer has played Andy on American Horror Story: Freak Show and Donovan on Hotel, but he also had a guest-starring role on Glee as Blaine's older brother, Cooper Anderson, during season three. Yes, he sang, just in case you were wondering.
Lily Rabe: Nip/Tuck and American Horror Story
Rabe is an AHS regular — she played Nora Montgomery on Murder House, Sister Mary Eunice McKee on Asylum, Misty Day on Coven, Aileen Wuornos on Hotel, Shelby Miller on Roanoke, and Misty Day again on Coven — but before then, she played Lanie Ainge on Murphy's hit show, Nip/Tuck, during season five.
Cheyenne Jackson: Glee and American Horror Story
Just like Bomer, Jackson also had a small role on the hit musical show. He played the coach of Vocal Adrenaline, the New Directions's rival glee group, during season two. He later went on to play Will Drake on American Horror Story: Hotel, Sidney James on Roanoke, and John Henry Moore on Apocalypse.
Darren Criss: Glee, American Horror Story, and American Crime Story
Everyone knows Criss for his lovable role as Blaine on Glee, but he also teamed up with Murphy on American Horror Story: Hotel as Justin and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story as Andrew Cunanan.
Cuba Gooding Jr.: American Crime Story and American Horror Story
The actor is a recent installment in Murphy's pool of actors. After playing O.J. Simpson on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, he starred on American Horror Story: Roanoke as Dominic Banks/Matt Miller.
John Stamos: Glee and Scream Queens
Before he played sexy Dr. Brock Holt on the second season of Scream Queens, he played the sexy Dr. Carl Howell on Glee during season two.
Kathy Bates: American Horror Story and Feud
Ever since Bates appeared as Madame Delphine LaLaurie on American Horror Story: Coven, she has become a regular on the anthology series, playing Ethel Darling on Freak Show, Iris on Hotel, Thomasin White/Agnes Mary Winstead on Roanoke, and Ms. Miriam Mead on Apocalypse. She is also appearing on Murphy's upcoming show, Feud, as Joan Blondell.
Lea Michele: Glee and Scream Queens
After playing Rachel Berry on Glee, Murphy hooked Michele up with a role as Hester Ulrich on Scream Queens during the first and second season.
Emma Roberts: American Horror Story and Scream Queens
Roberts appeared on American Horror Story: Coven, Freak Show, and Apocalypse as Madison Montgomery and Maggie Esmerelda before playing mean girl Chanel Oberlin on Scream Queens during seasons one and two.
Sarah Paulson: Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story, American Crime Story, and Feud
It goes without saying that Paulson is the queen of Ryan Murphy shows. She played Agatha Ripp during season two of Nip/Tuck, she was in American Horror Story: Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel, Roanoke, Cult, and Apocalypse, as Billie Dean Howard, Lana Winters, Cordelia Foxx, Bette/Dot Tattler, Sally McKenna, Shelby Miller/Audrey Tindall, Ally Mayfair-Richards/Susan Atkins, and Wilhemina Venable/Cordelia Goode/Billie Dean Howard, respectively, she portrayed real-life prosecutor Marcia Clark in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and is set to star on Feud as Geraldine Page!
Angela Bassett: American Horror Story and 9-1-1
Before Bassett began kicking ass and reigning in the hooligans of Los Angeles on Murphy's new hit show 9-1-1, she was a regular face on American Horror Story. She played Marie Laveau on Coven, Desiree Dupree on Freak Show, Ramona Royale on Hotel, and Lee Harris/Monet Tumusiime on Roanoke.
Leslie Grossman: Popular and American Horror Story
Grossman starred on Murphy's teen drama Popular as Mary Cherry and appeared as a recurring character on Nip/Tuck before going on to star in Cult and Apocalypse as Meadow Wilton and Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt respectively.
Evan Peters: American Horror Story and Pose
Peters is another bonafide AHS regular — he played Tate Langdon in Murder House, Kit Walker in Asylum, Kyle Spencer in Coven, Jimmy Darling in Freak Show, James March in Hotel, Edward Mott/Rory Monahan in Roanoke, Kai Anderson/Charles Manson/Andy Warhol/Marshall Applewhite/David Koresh/Jim Jones/Jesus in Cult and Mr. Gallant/Tate Langdon in Apocalypse — and he also teamed up with Murphy on Pose as Stan Bowes.
Billie Lourd: Scream Queens and American Horror Story
After appearing as Chanel #3 on Scream Queens, Lourd appeared on American Horror Story: Cult as Winter Anderson/Linda Kasabian and on Apocalypse as Mallory.