HBO Max's "The Sex Lives of College Girls" was created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble.
It centers on four characters played by Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp, and Alyah Chanelle Scott.
Here's how old the cast members are compared to the college characters that they play on the show.
Pauline Chalamet stars as 18-year-old Kimberly Finkle, a freshman at New England's Essex College.
Kimberly is from Gilbert, Arizona, which she refers to as the "whitest town in the world." She's the most sheltered of the four main characters since she didn't go out much, try drugs, or drink alcohol prior to going to college.
Her age isn't explicitly stated, but she's likely 18.
In order to afford to attend Essex, Kimberly gets a job at Sips, the campus coffee shop.
Chalamet is 30 years old in real life.
The actor, who's the older sister of Timothée Chalamet, had small roles on shows like "One Life to Live" and "Royal Pains" before making her feature-film debut in "The King of Staten Island" (2020) starring Pete Davidson.
Chalamet has also written and directed shorts like "Between Fear and Laughter" and "Cosmic Disaster."
Amrit Kaur plays Bela Malhotra, an 18-year-old aspiring comedian and sex-positive freshman at Essex.
Bela idolizes comedians like Seth Meyers, who was previously a writer and performer on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" before landing his own late-night talk show.
She chose to attend Essex specifically because of The Catullan, the college comedy magazine that's a big deal in the comedy world since a lot of "SNL" writers got their start through the publication.
Bela gets accepted into The Catullan but leaves after experiencing sexism and being sexually assaulted by the coeditor, Ryan (Conor Donnally).
By the end of season one, two other women, Evangeline (Sierra Katow) and Jo (Cheyenne Perez), quit the magazine and tell Bela they want to launch a ladies-only comedy publication.
At 29 years old, Kaur is several years older than her "SLOCG" character.
Kaur, who's from Ontario, Canada, had some difficulty with the audition process for "SLOCG" because she didn't have an O-1 visa (a nonimmigrant visa for an individual with extraordinary ability or achievement).
"When the audition came out, they said they only wanted to audition people with an O-1 visa," Kaur told Refinery29. "I didn't have it, but my heart connected to the part and my rep and I were just like: Fuck it, let's go for it. If they like me they'll have to figure it out."
Kaur said she auditioned and got a callback for a chemistry read, but it got canceled because they found out the actor didn't have a visa.
Kaur said that she didn't get the O-1 visa on the first try, but for the second attempt, Kaling, Noble, and the producers wrote letters to "convince the government that I should have this part and no one else could do it."
Reneé Rapp portrays Leighton Murray, 18, a popular and rich freshman who grew up in New York City's Upper East Side.
She's initially closed-off and aloof but becomes a loyal friend to her suitemates as the show progresses.
Leighton starts college closeted because she doesn't like the concept of coming out and having her sexuality define her. In the season one finale, during a heartfelt scene, she reveals to Kimberly that she's gay.
At 22 years old, Rapp is closest in age to her character.
Rapp is known for playing Regina George in the Broadway musical "Mean Girls."
She juggles acting with singing and released her debut EP, "Everything to Everyone," on November 11.
Alyah Chanelle Scott stars as 18-year-old Whitney Chase, a soccer star and daughter of a senator.
Her season one arc centered on her secret relationship with her soccer coach, Dalton.
Whitney eventually told Coach Wood, her mom, and her friends about the affair.
Scott is 25 years old in real life.
The actress, who's from Texas, previously starred as Nabulungi in the US national tour for the musical "The Book of Mormon."
More recently, Scott played Timberly on the Hulu comedy series "Reboot."
Gavin Leatherwood plays 21-year-old frat guy Nico Murray, Leighton's older brother.
Nico celebrated his 21st birthday on season one, episode eight — which is the same episode that Kimberly learned that he actually had a girlfriend named Maya.
Because Kimberly was so distracted by her hookups with Nico, she was unprepared for an economics midterm test. She stole a previous test copy from Theta's stash but got caught cheating during the exam.
In an attempt to avoid getting expelled, Nico lets Kimberly turn in the rest of the frat's tests to the Essex committee.
Leatherwood, 28, is seven years older than his "SLOCG" character.
Leatherwood is known for his role as Nicholas Scratch on "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," which lasted for four seasons on Netflix.
In March 2022, Leatherwood revealed to Us Weekly that he wouldn't be returning for season two of "SLOCG." He told the publication that he was "happy to do the first season" but was planning on "branching off and going in a different direction."
Midori Francis portrays Alicia, a student who works at the Essex Women's Center.
She and Leighton dated during season one but broke up because Alicia couldn't date someone who was closeted and wanted to keep the relationship a secret.
In real life, Francis is 28.
Prior to "SLOCG," Francis starred in theater productions. She also costarred in the Netflix holiday series "Dash & Lily" with "Euphoria" actor Austin Abrams.
Francis' performance as Lily on the show earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for lead actress in a daytime fiction program.
Christopher Meyer stars as Canaan, a student who works at Sips.
He plays Whitney's love interest on season one.
Meyer is 28 in real life.
Meyer got his start in acting on the show "General Hospital." He's since appeared in various movies and shows, including "Wayward Pines," "NCIS: New Orleans," "The Fosters," "Grey's Anatomy," and "Grown-ish."
Ilia Isorelýs Paulino stars as Lila, another of Kimberly's coworkers at Sips.
Lila is unabashedly herself and delivers many of the show's most hilarious lines.
Ilia Isorelýs Paulino is 27 in real life.
You may have seen her in the films "Queenpins" and "Me Time." Next, Paulino will appear in Netflix's live-action "One Piece" series.
Mitchell Slaggert joins season two as Jackson, a student who transfers to Essex.
Noble told Entertainment Weekly that Jackson is a "climate refugee coming from a different school that's had an incident."
Slaggert, 28, is a few years older than his college-aged character.
He's modeled for brands like Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, and Calvin Klein.
Slaggert also starred alongside Joey King in the 2017 movie "Wish Upon" and appeared on the season one finale of HBO Max's "Gossip Girl" reboot.
Episodes of "The Sex Lives of College Girls" are available to stream with an HBO Max subscription.
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