Season 1, episode 9 of The Last of Us TV show cast includes Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, and the return of Merle Dandridge as Marlene.

We finally see Ashley Johnson in action as Anna Williams, Ellie’s mother, and a surprise cameo from another The Last of Us video game actor, Laura Bailey.

Here is every actor and their role in The Last of Us Season 1 episode 9 cast:

  • Pedro Pascal – Joel
  • Bella Ramsey – Ellie
  • Merle Dandridge – Marlene
  • Ashley Johnson – Anna Williams
  • Pardeep Sooch – Firefly Soldier
  • Andy McDermott – Firefly Soldier
  • Primo Allon – Firefly Soldier
  • Darren Dolynsky – Surgeon
  • Laura Bailey – Nurse
  • Ana Rice – Nurse
Joel and Ellie looking at wild animals in The Last of Us Episode 9
Credit – HBO

After a record-breaking season, we’ve finally reached the end of HBO’s The Last of Us. Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait too long for the upcoming Season 2!

Ashley Johnson – Anna Williams

Ashley Johnson as Anna Williams in The Last of Us Episode 9
Credit – HBO

Ashley Johnson plays Anna Williams in The Last of Us Season 1. Fans will instantly recognize her as the actor who initially portrayed Ellie in The Last of Us video games.

Johnson has starred in several other high-profile projects, including Infinity Train as Tulip Olsen, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien as Gwen Tennyson, and The Legend of Vox Machina as Pike.

Anna Williams is the mother of Ellie Williams, the protagonist of The Last of Us. She never appeared in the video games but was mentioned in the first game and the comic book, The Last of Us: American Dreams.

Anna was best friends with Marlene, the leader of the Fireflies, and entrusted her with looking after Ellie after her death. Unfortunately, she died a day after giving birth to Ellie.

There is so much more to learn about Ashley Johnson, including the famous roles she’s been in and the backstory of her character in The Last of Us TV show, Anna. 

Merle Dandridge – Marlene

Merle Dandridge as Marlene in The Last of Us TV Show
Credit – HBO

Merle Dandridge plays Marlene in The Last of Us TV Season 1. She’s best known for playing Marlene in The Last of Us video game.

Dandridge is one of the few returning cast members from The Last of Us video games and the only one that reprises their role.

Marlene is the leader of the Fireflies, a rebel faction seeking to free the people from the fascist FEDRA government.

She is also the one who requests Joel to take Ellie to the Fireflies so that they can extract the cure from her and potentially save the world.

You can check out the casts of all the previous episodes in The Last of Us Season 1 below:

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