All About Moses Ingram, Jolene from ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Cast

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Netflix is taking us into the world of competitive chess with its latest series, The Queen’s Gambit. But the show, which follows orphan and chess prodigy Beth (Anya Taylor-Joy) is about so much more than the game. The new series shows Beth’s journey from playing chess in the basement of the orphanage with the custodian, to her overtaking some the best players. Along the way, she battles her addiction to tranquilizers after getting hooked on the pills at a young age.

Along with Taylor-Joy, the series also stars newcomer Moses Ingram, who plays Beth’s friend at the orphanage, Jolene. In his review of The Queen’s GambitDecider’s Joel Keller named Ingram the “sleeper star” of the new show. “Moses Ingram does a lot with a little screen time as Jolene,” he writes. “She’s both a good and bad influence on Beth, but the only one at the orphanage that seems to want to buck the system, which brings out the rebel in Beth.”

Here’s everything you need to know about Moses Ingram, Jolene in The Queen’s Gambit:

WHO IS MOSES INGRAM?

Moses Ingram is an actress who currently stars in Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. According to Collider, Ingram attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, and won a theater award from the National Society of Arts and Letters in 2015. She later attended Yale School of Drama, graduating in 2019. And if you were wondering, she is not a chess pro, despite starring in The Queen’s Gambit. The actress told Decider that she’s “learning,” adding, “I use my chess pieces mostly to play checkers.”

WHAT ELSE HAS MOSES INGRAM BEEN IN?

The Queen’s Gambit is Ingram’s first big gig, and she told Decider that working on the show “was really beautiful.” “Everyone was super patient with me learning,” she said. “It was a huge learning curve, going from the classroom to practical learning. It was also super dope to be in Germany with a great crew, great scenery. It was just a lovely time.” Next up for the actress is Joel Cohen‘s take on Macbeth, which is set to premiere next year. Ingram will star in the movie alongside Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand and more as Lady Macduff.

HOW TO FOLLOW MOSES INGRAM ON INSTAGRAM:

Looking to keep up with The Queen’s Gambit star offscreen? You can find Ingram on Instagram at @_mosesingram.

WHO ELSE IS IN THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT CAST?

Aside from Ingram and Taylor-Joy, there are plenty of stars in The Queen’s Gambit. The cast also includes Chloe Pirrie (Alice Harmon), Bill Camp (Mr. Shaibel), Marielle Heller (Alma Wheatley), Marcin Dorocinski (Vasily Borgov), Matthew Dennis Lewis (Matt), Russell Dennis Lewis (Mike), and more.

Stream The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix

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