Setting it apart from similar shows of its caliber, is that the AHS creators make a point of casting the crazy American Horror Story characters with big-name stars, to the point that some critics have accused the show, exasperatedly, of "stunt casting." For a show with such a deliciously campy feel, however, casting performers with a strange and various body of work under their belt seems like a no-brainer - but even most actors you recognize are harder to pigeonhole than you might expect.
Below is a list of American Horror Story performers paired with appearances they've made outside of the series - the good, the bad, and the just plain weird. This American Horror Story trivia will keep you guessing!
Billie Lourd - Scream Queens
Horror seems to be a habit for Billie Lourd. Before she joined the cast of AHS: Cult, Lourd made a splash on the irreverent TV series Scream Queens. The daughter of the late, great Carrie Fisher, Lourd also joined her mom onscreen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Before he joined the cast of AHS: Cult, Colton Haynes made a splash as jerk Jackson Whittemore on MTV's Teen Wolf. Fans of superhero tales may also recognize him as Arsenal, the parkour/archery expert from the CW's Arrow.
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Before making his debut on American Horror Story, Evan Peters perfected his sulky charisma playing ironically-named high school student Jack Daniels on One Tree Hill.
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Jessica Lange is old school Hollywood royalty, and has been starring in critically acclaimed and award-winning classic films (like King Kong, All that Jazz, and Cape Fear) since the 1970s. More recently, Lange made an artificially-aged appearance alongside Drew Barrymore in HBO's fictionalized version of the famously quirkly mother-daughter documentary, Grey Gardens.
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