The Best Characters on HBO's 'Euphoria'

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The best characters on Euphoria are both bold and relatable; they’re like the kinds of friends you wish you had, or, in some cases, the friends you wish you could avoid. 

The acclaimed HBO drama centers on 17-year-old Rue Bennett (played by Zendaya) as she comes to terms with her struggling addiction while also navigating the perils of high school life. From teenage jock Nate Jacobs, who may not be as tough as everyone thinks, to Rue's childhood friend and arguably the most level-headed of the bunch, Lexi, to Cal, Maddy, and more, Euphoria includes a diverse cast of talented actors and actresses who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries of social norms. Which Euphoria character is your favorite of this comprehensive list of Euphoria actors? For more well written charatcers and great actors, you can also check out other shows like Euphoria.

  • Fezco
    Photo: HBO
    1,641 VOTES


    Memorable Quotes:

    • I'm not gonna help you kill yourself, Rue. I'm sorry, but you can't be coming over here no more. Just go home.
    • Everybody gets their feelings hurt. Some people need to get their feelings hurt sometimes.
    • Happy New Year, playboy.
    • Actor: Angus Cloud
    1,641 votes
  • Lexi Howard
    Photo: HBO
    1,453 VOTES

    Lexi Howard

    Memorable Quotes:

    • Look, the sidekicks are usually the more sensitive, smarter, more compelling characters. But for some reason, they just get overlooked.
    • It's like you have a split personality disorder. Sorry if I miss the old you.
    • Like, listen to yourself. It's f*cking exhausting
    • Actor: Maude Apatow
    1,453 votes
  • Rue Bennett
    Photo: HBO
    1,376 VOTES

    Rue Bennett

    Memorable Quotes:

    • Every time I feel good, I think it will last forever... but it doesn't.
    • Memories exist outside of time.
    • I know it all may seem sad, but guess what? I didn't build this system, nor did I f*ck it up.
    • Actor: Zendaya
    1,376 votes
  • Ashtray
    Photo: HBO
    1,153 VOTES


    Memorable Quotes:

    • This is a fickle industry. Y'all come and go.
    • I thought your ass was dead.
    • I don't f*ck with human trafficking.
    • Actor: Javon Walton
    1,153 votes
  • Ali
    Photo: HBO
    946 VOTES


    Memorable Quotes:

    • You've got to believe in the poetry. Because everything else in your life will fail you. Including yourself..
    • Drugs change who you are as a person.
    • You're 17. You don't know shit. You think you're hard? I'm harder. You think you're tough? I'm tougher. You got clean and want to kill yourself? Same motherf*ckin' story here. You want to know why? I'll tell you why. 'Cause you don't know how to live life. You don't have the tools. You're too busy running around, trying to bullshit everybody into thinking you're hard, and you don't give a f*ck, when in reality, you give so much of a f*ck, you can't even bear to be alive. So guess what? New rule. No more wasting my motherf*ckin' time. You wanna use? Use. But the least you can do is be honest. Own that shit.
    • Actor: Colman Domingo
    946 votes
  • Madeleine "Maddy" Perez
    Photo: HBO
    1,224 VOTES

    Madeleine "Maddy" Perez

    Memorable Quotes:

    • I'm just saying, love is a million things. Sometimes it feels good and sometimes it doesn't. The one thing I know is that Nate loves me no matter what. He'd f*cking kill for me, and I'd kill for him.
    • B*tch, you better be joking.
    • Ninety percent of life is confidence, and the thing about confidence is that no one knows if it’s real or not.
    • Actor: Alexa Demie
    1,224 votes