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Friday (1995) Full Cast and Their Roles



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In this movie, Craig Jones (played by Ice Cube) is a young man who has recently lost his job and is now unemployed. He spends most of his time at home in South Central Los Angeles smoking marijuana with his best friend Smokey (Chris Tucker). Craig’s mother, Mrs. Jones (Anna Maria Horsford), wants him to find a new job but he doesn’t have many qualifications. He plans on spending the next day looking for jobs but instead continues smoking weed with Smokey during the day while they talk about their lives and the hardships they’ve been through.

The two-run into Craig’s neighbor, Deebo (Tommy “Tiny” Lister Jr.), a neighborhood bully who intimidates them both. When Deebo sees that Craig borrowed his bike without asking him first, he gets angry and smashes it into pieces with a crowbar before leaving them alone again. Craig’s mom isn’t happy that her son still hasn’t found employment yet so she threatens him to either get one by tomorrow morning or else she will kick him out of their house altogether. The action goes on, let’s find out who the casts in this movie are and the roles they played.

He reluctantly agrees not knowing what else he can do considering all his attempts thus far have failed miserably due to a lack of experience or education levels required for different positions available within company listings sent her way by a friend who works down nearby the unemployment office which has just opened up shop there recently, since the week before.

Friday Full Cast

1. Nia Long as Debbie

Friday (1995) Full Cast and Their Roles

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Nia Long plays the role of Debbie, Craig’s girlfriend and mother of his son. She is a Christian who works as a nurse in Los Angeles. Her father owns a funeral home, which she helps out at sometimes. Though she was once the main character on Friday, she was replaced by Craig’s sister Pam in later sequels (and has not appeared in any subsequent films).

2. Paula Jai Parker as Joi

Friday (1995) Full Cast and Their Roles

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Joi is a waitress at the restaurant where Craig works. She is a single mother and has a boyfriend named Red. Her name may be derived from the concept of Joi (珠玉), which means “a pearl” in Japanese, as well as being an alternative reading of 樹木 jùmù (tree).

3. John Witherspoon as Willie

John Witherspoon as Willie

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Willie (John Witherspoon) is Craig’s uncle, a retired boxer and regular at the bar where Craig works as a bouncer. He’s also a friend of Craig’s father. He’s from Georgia and has an easy-going personality that makes him likable to everyone he meets. His good-hearted nature makes it difficult for him to say no when people ask him for favors or loans, but he manages to find ways around giving money away by asking for favors in return or doing tasks for them instead.

4. Regina King as LaDawn

Regina King as LaDawn


Regina King is an American actress who has been nominated for multiple awards and won a Primetime Emmy for her supporting role in the television series Southland. She appeared in Friday (1995), as LaDawn, a female friend of Debbie’s, Craig’s, Smokey’s, Reds, and Pinky’s.

5. Faizon Love as Big Worm

Big Worm is a drug dealer and their best friend of Smokey. He has a girlfriend named Lil’ Winnie, who is played by Faizon Love’s real-life wife Paulette. Big Worm is also friends with Craig, Deebo, and Red (all three of whom have scenes with him in this movie). He’s also friends with Pinky and Pastor Clever (who appear briefly in this movie).

6. Clifton Powell as Pinky

Pinky is a friend of Craig’s and also a drug dealer. He runs the local crack house, selling the product to Deebo, Smokey, and Craig’s cousin Big Worm. After getting high with his buddies on “Friday” night he offers them some advice about their criminal ways.

7. Angela Means Kaaya as Felisha

Angela Means Kaaya plays Felisha, the main love interest of Smokey. She is a nurse who works at the hospital where he was shot. Felisha is a supporting character in the movie. Her role is small and her story arc ends when she and Smokey get married at the end of Friday.

8. DJ Pooh as Red

DJ Pooh is an American actor and rapper who is best known for his role as Red in the 1995 film Friday. He is also known for his roles in the Broadway musical Hamilton as Buggin Out and in the film The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. In Friday he plays Red, a character that he has also portrayed on stage in both Chicago (2002) and New York City (2004).

9. Ice Cube as Craig Jones

Ice Cube is a rapper, actor, and producer. He was born in California in 1969 and is best known for his work with the group N.W.A., as well as his numerous roles in films such as Friday, Boyz n the Hood, Higher Learning, and Three Kings. He has won four Grammy Awards throughout his career and has been named by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[1]

10. Chris Tucker as Smokey

Chris Tucker is an American actor and comedian. Chris Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia in the year 1971 on August 31. Chris Tucker has been a member of the cast of several movies including Friday (1995), Money Talks (1997), The Fifth Element (1997), Rush Hour (1998), and Rush Hour 2 (2001).

11. Tommy Lister as Deebo

Tommy Lister (born December 3, 1962) is an American actor known for his roles in Friday and Friday After Next as Deebo. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. Tommy Lister has appeared in several films and television series since the early 1990s.

12. Anna Maria Horsford as Mrs. Jones

Anna Maria Horsford was born on November 12, 1960, in Accra, Ghana to an English father and a Guyanese mother. She is an actress, comedian, and singer. She has also been involved in activism work for the civil rights movement of African Americans in the United States as well as for women’s rights and environmental issues.

13. Bernie Mac as Pastor Clever

Bernie Mac was an actor, comedian, and voice actor who was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 5th, 1957. He also had a career as a philanthropist and activist. He played the role of pastor Clever in the movie Friday.

In Conclusion

Overall, the cast of Friday may not have the most extensive filmographies, but it does have some well-known actors in it. Ice Cube has gone on to make a name for himself as both an actor and musician, while Dr. Dre has become one of rap’s biggest names thanks to his work on albums such as 2001. Chris Tucker is another big star who made his debut in this film.

Kevin Afoma Onwuagbanusi is a freelance writer and a graduate of Mechanical Engineering (BEng.) and Masters in Accounting (MSc) with 8+ years of experience writing across several niches, with a remarkable likeness to crypto, and personal finances, automotive, games, and technology.