Inventing Anna is inspired by a real life story, make fans wonder which characters are based on real people – here’s everything you need to know.
Inventing Anna dropped on February 11 – the latest hit from Netflix follows the real-life story of fraudster Anna Delvey.
The nine-part series follows the scandal of Anna posing as a German heiress who swindled New York City’s elite out of large sums of money. The socialite committed her crimes under the name Anna Delvey (real name Sorokin) and ended up serving time in prison for her scams.
Anna Chlumsky as Vivian Kent
Anna Chlumsky plays journalist Vivian Kent, a character in which the series follows closely as she unravels the story behind Devley’s fraud.
Vivian Kent is inspired by the real reporter that worked on the original article that sparked a public fascination with the con artist of New York City’s elite.
However, the character actually follows the journey of the real-life writer Jessica Pressler.
Julia Garner as Anna Delvey (Sorokin)
Julie Garner portrays the titular character of Anna, of course, we all know by now that Delvey/Sorokin is a real person whose crimes are the catalyst of the scandalous story.
Arian Moayed as Todd
The character of Todd is based on the real person of Todd Spodek, who represented Anna during her trial.
Anna was close to her lawyer, a storyline that has been carried into the show. Todd is portrayed by Arian Moayed.
Laverne Cox as Kacy Duke
Kacy Duke is played by Laverne Cox of Orange Is The New Black fame.
The character of Kacy is also inspired by true events, with Laverne playing the role of a personal trainer.