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Big Little Lies is a dark comedic drama series on HBO about three mothers of first-graders, whose seemingly perfect lives unravel and escalate into murder. The series has become notable for its depiction of abuse and trauma that is presented in a way which has never before been seen on TV. The series earned nominations and 25 awards from the American Film Institute Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and more. Although originally billed as a miniseries, it aired from February 2017 to July 2019, concluding with a total of two seasons and 14 episodes.

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Big Little Lies was created by David E. Kelley, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, and Andrea Arnold, based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling book of the same name. The series stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoë Kravitz, James Tupper, Jeffrey Nordling, and Meryl Streep. The cast is ranked below by net worth, including details about how they earned their wealth, their roles in the series and where they have appeared aside from Big Little Lies. From Reese Witherspoon, to Nicole Kidman, and more, here’s the cast of Big Little Lies, ranked by net worth.

10 James Tupper, $1 Million


James Tupper has amassed a net worth of $1 million. He appears in Big Little Lies as Nathan, the husband of Bonnie and ex-husband of Madeline, who he shares a daughter with named Abigail. Tupper is a Canadian actor best known for his roles on Men in Trees, Mercy, Revenge, Aftermath, Space, Syfy, which he also produced, and more. He appeared on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Andrew Perkins and has performed in several off-Broadway plays, including An Actor Prepares and After the Rain. He also co-wrote and appeared in the 2005 improvised independent film Loudmouth Soup, which was filmed in one night without any scripts or second takes.

9 Jeffrey Nordling, $5 Million

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Jeffrey Nordling has amassed a net worth of $5 million. He appears in Big Little Lies as Gordon Klein, Renata’s husband and the father of Amabella, who was arrested for security fraud and is found guilty of other crimes. Nordling said, “Mostly, look what Gordon has: the house, this beautiful wife, this gorgeous daughter. And it’s not enough. There’s something—whether it’s greed or someone looking for something higher, material-wise, like the jet. So he gambles… He bet everything.” Nordling is best known for his roles in Once and Again, 24, Desperate Housewives, D3: The Mighty Ducks, Soul Mates, And the Band Played On, Sex and the City, and more.

8 Adam Scott, $50 Million

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Adam Scott appears in Big Little Lies as Ed Mackenzie, the husband of Madeline, father of Chloe, and stepfather of Abigail. Scott has accumulated a net worth of $8 million. He is best known for Parks and Recreation, Step Brothers, The Aviator, Party Down, The Good Place, and Severance. He has appeared in Hellraiser: Bloodline, Star Trek: First Contact, The Lesser Evil, High Crimes, The Aviator, Torque, Monster-in-Law, Who Loves the Sun, Knocked Up, Step Brothers, August, Piranha 3D, and Leap Year. Also, Our Idiot Brother, Bachelorette, Friends with Kids, The Vicious Kind, Passenger Side, The Overnight, Krampus, and more.

7 Shailene Woodley, $12 Million

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Shailene Woodley has amassed a net worth of $12 million. She performs in Big Little Lies as Jane Chapman, a rape victim and single mother who struggles to cope with the trauma while raising her son and sustaining a living. Woodley said, “I thought it was really important to show a young woman who had survived rape and who had survived so many atrocities in her life… and yet forging through with a bravery and a courage that has helped give her son a beautiful life.” Woodley is best known for The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Descendants, The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our Stars, The Divergent Series, Snowden, and more.

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6 Alexander Skarsgard, $14 Million

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Alexander Skarsgård has amassed a net worth of $14 million. He performs in Big Little Lies as Perry White, the abusive husband of Celeste and father of their twins. On his role, Skarsgård said, “After Big Little Lies, people stayed away. Most people understand that it’s a character, but people get really invested, and for some, that line between the character and the actor playing the character gets blurred.” Skarsgård is a Swedish actor best known for Generation Kill, True Blood, Melancholia, Battleship, The Legend of Tarzan, Long Shot, Godzilla vs. Kong, Passing, The Stand, The Northman, and more. He is currently in post-production for Eric Larue and Lee.

5 Laura Dern, $20 Million

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Laura Dern has amassed a net worth of $20 million. She performs in Big Little Lies as Renata Klein, a successful wife, mother, and businesswoman struggling with guilt over being a working mom rather than full-time parent. Dern said, “It was so interesting for Renata to also have this whole other world that still deals with money and who has the power, and what it means to be a man versus a woman.” Dern is best known for Mask, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Rambling Rose, Jurassic Park and its sequels, Recount, Enlightened, Wild, Twin Peaks: The Return, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Marriage Story, Little Women, and more.

4 Zoë Kravitz, $37 Million

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Zoe Kravitz has amassed a net worth of $37 million. She performs in Big Little Lies as Bonnie Carlson, the wife of Nathan and step-mother of Abigail, who saves Celeste from Perry’s attack by pushing him down the stairs. Kravitz said, “In Season 1, Bonnie is kind of painted as this perfect person… her attraction to health and meditation, all of that is running from something… We get to see a little more human side to her [in Season 2].” Kravitz’s best known roles include No Reservations, X-Men: First Class, the Divergent film series, Fantastic Beasts film series, High Fidelity, Mad Max: Fury Road, Dope, Gemini, Kimi, and more.

3 Meryl Streep, $160 Million

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Meryl Streep has amassed a net worth of $160 million. She performs in Big Little Lies Season 2 as Mary Louise, the mother of Perry seeking answers for his death. Streep’s most notable roles from early in her career included Julia, Holocaust, The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa, Death Becomes Her, and The Bridges of Madison County. Her later roles which are best known include Adaptation, The Hours, The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt, Mamma Mia!, Julie & Julia, It’s Complicated, Into the Woods, The Post, Little Women, The Iron Lady, and Angels in America, among others.

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2 Nicole Kidman, $250 Million

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Nicole Kidman has amassed a net worth of $250 million. She stars in Big Little Lies as Celeste, a victim of domestic violence by Perry and mother of twin boys. Kidman is best known for Bush Christmas, BMX Bandits, Dead Calm, Days of Thunder, Far and Away, Batman Forever, To Die For, Eyes Wide Shut, The Hours, Moulin Rouge!, Rabbit Hole, Lion, Being the Ricardos, and more. Kidman’s television roles include Hemingway & Gellhorn, Top of the Lake: China Girl, The Undoing, and Nine Perfect Strangers. She will next appear in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Expats, Things I Know To Be True, Spellbound, and Lioness.

1 Reese Witherspoon, $400 Million

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Reese Witherspoon has amassed a net worth of $400 million. She stars in Big Little Lies as Madeline Mackenzie, the wife of Ed and mother of Abigail, Fred, and Chloe. Witherspoon’s most notable roles include The Man in the Moon, Cruel Intentions, Election, Legally Blonde and its sequel, Sweet Home Alabama and Walk the Line. She is also known for Water for Elephants, Wild, The Morning Show, Little Fires Everywhere, and was the producer for the film adaptations Gone Girl and Where the Crawdads Sing. She will next star in three films for Netflix, including Pyros and two untitled ones. She will also star in and produce Legally Blonde 3.

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