'Proud Family: Loud and Proud' Cast and Character Guide
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder successfully reintroduces one of Disney's best animated sitcoms to a new generation of fans. The show has the same stellar updated animation and sense of humor as the original 2001 series, but remains a story of family, friendship and acceptance. With the Disney+ original series proving to be a successful revival for new critics and old fans alike, a second season of the hit show seems all the more reason. Thankfully, the production of the sophomore outing was announced before Louder and Prouder's freshman year began.
Of course, while animation, writing, and directing are key and fundamental aspects of the show's success, "A Proud Family" is most likely to be truly remembered for its lovable cast of characters. The 2022 reboot includes the return of a large cast of the original series, while also introducing some brand new faces to the series, with some big names voicing them. This time around there are also some guest stars who will be voicing some of the new and returning characters for season two. If you need to revisit who's who from the hit series, here's A cast and character guide for members and friends of the famous Pride family.
Kyla Pratt as Penny Proud
Although "The Proud Family: Loud and Proud" was a very ensemble cast, Penny Proud has been the face and lead of the series, so Kayla Platt (one on one) returns for the role The voice acting seems appropriate. While she, like her friends, has experienced a bit of growing up in the first episode of The Loud and Proud, Penny remains that rebellious teen trying to live a fulfilling life. That goal can be a bit difficult when her overprotective father, Oscar, keeps getting in the way of her life, and she's also often supported by her more worldly and accepting mother, Trudy. Penny is the perfect teen protagonist in so many ways. She often succumbs to many of the temptations and sins that teenagers often face today, but ultimately she has a sense of right and wrong and always ends up doing the right thing.
Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud
Oscar Proud is easily one of comedian Tommy Davidson's (In Living Color) most iconic performances, so it absolutely had to be Davidson voiced the character. Oscar's main professional passion is his desire to build his own snack empire, and even created his own snack-themed amusement park last season. When he's not coming up with snack innovations, Oscar is trying to navigate the minefield of raising teens. His methods are stricter and harsher (unless anything Penny does that he doesn't approve of has some positive consequences for him), but he's often the voice of reason when Trudy is constantly trying to control Penny's life. Still, it all came out of love, and Oscar might just be overprotective of Penny because he's been fighting with his own parents, Suga Momma. No matter what his family did to make him want to pull his hair out, Oscar always proved in the end that his heart was in the right place and will always be inspired by his love for his family.
Jo Marie Payton as Suga Mama
Jo Marie Payton's Suga Mama is easily among the top 10 TV grandmothers of all time and arguably the most popular member of the Pride family. With a tough attitude and her trusty canine companion, Puff, Suga Mama won't put up with any kind of Nonsense, especially when the source of that nonsense is her son Oscar. She may not seem like the most understanding person in the family, but she'll do anything for her grandson and her angelic son, Bobby Proud. Plus, despite Oscar driving her crazy at times, she'll even defend him, like when a raging bull tried to push Oscar away in the Season 2 trailer.
Bresha Webb and Aiden Dodson as CeCe and BeBe Proud
The family's twin babies (even though it's been years since the original show), CeCe (Bresha Webb) and BeBe (Aiden Dodson) always make a difference. Most of the time, something is cherub to their mom, Trudy, and lovable tormentor to their dad, Oscar. At one point in the new trailer, not only does Penny and her friends get a Disney princess makeover, CeCe and BeBe show off some new Disney-themed outfits and pajamas that look like the one from The Lion King (1994). Nora and Simba.
Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud
Oscar is more selfish and bossy, while Paula Jai Parker's (Friday) Trudy is more empathetic and relaxed. This makes sense since Oscar is a businessman and Trudy is a veterinarian, so Proud's matriarch Families have more experience taking a softer approach to things. She is the voice of reason for the whole family. Whenever there was a conflict that the other members couldn't seem to resolve, and whenever Oscar called out her name, Trudy was there.
Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez
The first members of Penny's circle of friends are not the closest to her, as Alisa Reyes (All That) and her neighbor LaCienega Boulevardez are not the best for her. Ever since she appeared in the first episode of the original "Proud Family," Penny and Lasinega have had a fierce rivalry. LaCienega has been trying to exaggerate Penny, repeatedly attacking her appearance, calling her "proud" in nearly every episode she's in. However, despite her constant disrespect to Penny, she is still accepted by the group and they still get along pretty well for the most part.
Cedric the Entertainer as Bobby Proud
Suga Mama's favorite son, Cedric the Entertainer (Barbershop), returns as music lover Bobby Proud. Bobby did a little makeover for the revival, ditching his wardrobe, taking inspiration from the artist formerly known as Prince, and donning some more modern outfits. However, just because his appearance might be different doesn't mean His personality has changed. Yes, Bobby is still singing every word that comes out of his mouth, even though savages don't fully appreciate his musical talent.
Maria Canals-Barrera and Carlos Mencia as Sunset and Felix Boulevardez
While LaCienega may have had a "frenemy" relationship with the Proud family, her parents did not. Felix (Carlos Mencia) and Sunset (Maria Canals-Barrera) Boulevardez live across the street from Prouds, and despite Oscar's occasional envy of their enormous wealth and success, they're still considered one of the family's closest friends. Oscar and Felix get on really well, always coming up with plans for some of the boys to travel and escape their family life for a while.
Karen Malina White as Dijonay Jones
Dijonay (Karen Malina White) is undoubtedly Penny's closest best friend. As the head of the cheerleading squad, Dijonay is a staunch perfectionist who always gets things her own way, but is also more compassionate in the conflicts her friends face. In "The Loud and the Proud," she really becomes more of herself, as Sticky, the boy she had a crush on on the previous show, has now moved away.
Soleil Moon Frye as Zoey Howzer
brain Friends group Zoey (Soleil Moon Frye) has experienced considerable growth since their 2001 show. After the reintroduction, Zoey is clearly the tallest of her friends, which isn't easy considering she's been having issues with her self-esteem. In the 2001 series, Zoe felt her persona was lacking compared to others. Thankfully, with the help of Penny (and even LaCienega), she has a steady support system to boost her confidence.
E.J. Johnson as Michael Collins
It may seem fitting to introduce the son of Magic Johnson (who was the inspiration for the wizard's character on the show) to the cast, but the character he plays is actually a character that has been there from the beginning. Michael was once a difficult character on the show. A minor supporting role for Confidence, he first appears in the first cheerleading tryout in the first episode. He's come a long way since then, with a new look, a full-fledged member of Penny's friend group, and the first of several characters on the show to be an overt member of the LGBTQIA+ community, which is fitting that the show has been praised Used to solve the honest representation problem.
Keke Palmer as Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins
The first new major character to join the Proud Family universe, Keke Palmer (Nope) appears as someone who took some time to warm up to Penny Proud. The Leibowitz-Jenkins move into the house of Sticky, an ex-Proud Family member, and Penny, an extrovert, tries to make Maya her new friend. Maya is not interested because she thinks Penny is just another teenage girl who has no interest in meaningful or important things in life. Finally, she saw that Petunia was a kind and trustworthy person, and she became a full member of the group.
Artist "A Boogie" Dubose as K.G. Leibowitz-Jenkins
Rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie debuts as K.G. Maya's younger brother Leibovitz-Jenkins. Not unlike his activist sister K.G. More passive, choosing to bury his head in his video game instead of being an active member of Proud's team. Still, he was well-liked by his family and well-liked by his schoolmates, which combined with his laid-back demeanor almost immediately made him one of the school's most popular kids.
Billy Porter and Zachary Quinto as Randall and Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins
Billy Porter (Pose) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) as Randall and Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins, parents Maya and K.G., and their roles as same-sex parents, are not overlooked on the show. With Randall the manager of the town bank and Barry the police alongside Sunset Boulevardez, Louder and Prouder's third episode delves into the pair's relationship and how they were initially ostracized by their neighbors and how their children were molested at school . Ultimately, however, everyone in the community sees that Randall, Barry, and their children are very kind and pleasant people and fully accepts them for who they are. Another great example of how The Proud Family broke down barriers and brought more variety to new audiences.
Special Guests Joining Season 2 of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder
The Proud Family is no stranger to bringing in special guest stars, such as Arsenio Hall (in the upcoming 2 America) playing the villain in the Proud Family movie (2005), a trend that continues in Season 2.
Special guests this season will include Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton), Anthony Anderson (black-ish), Gabrielle Union (LA's Finest), Jane Lynch (Glee), Holly Robinson Pete (21 Jump Street), Maury Povich (Maury), Storm Reed (Euphoria), Courtney B. Vance (genius) and Liana Mendoza (hey, Mr. Postman). guest star The new season also features Olympic gymnasts Dominic Dawes, Gabby Douglas and Laurie Hernandez, as well as musician Normani and rapper Chance the Rapper, making for a star-studded guest list .
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder premieres February 1, 2023 on Disney+.