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The Help

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.


The Help Cast

Name Character
Emma Stone She was 22, now 34 years old as Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan
Sissy Spacek She was 61, now 72 years old as Missus Walters
Jessica Chastain She was 34, now 45 years old as Celia Foote
Mike Vogel He was 32, now 43 years old as Johnny Foote
Bryce Dallas Howard She was 30, now 41 years old as Hilly Holbrook
Viola Davis She was 45, now 57 years old as Aibileen Clark
Ahna O'Reilly She was 26, now 37 years old as Elizabeth Leefolt
David Oyelowo He was 35, now 46 years old as Preacher Green
Octavia Spencer She was 39, now 50 years old as Minny Jackson
Wes Chatham He was 32, now 44 years old as Carlton Phelan
Mary Steenburgen She was 58, now 69 years old as Elain Stein
Anna Camp She was 28, now 40 years old as Jolene French
Cicely Tyson She was 86, now 97 years old as Constantine Jefferson
Nelsan Ellis He was 33, 39 years old when he died as Henry The Waiter
Ashley Johnson She was 28, now 39 years old as Mary Beth Caldwell
Shane McRae He was 34, now 45 years old as Raleigh Leefolt
Aunjanue Ellis She was 42, now 53 years old as Yule Mae Davis
Carol Sutton She was 78, 51 years old when she died as Cora
Chris Lowell He was 26, now 38 years old as Stuart Whitworth
Brian Kerwin He was 61, now 73 years old as Robert Phelan
Dana Ivey She was 69, now 81 years old as Gracie Higginbotham
Roslyn Ruff as Pascagoula
Leslie Jordan He was 56, now 67 years old as Mr. Blackly
LaChanze She was 49, now 60 years old as Rachel
Julie Ann Doan She was 52, now 64 years old as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Tarra Riggs He was 23, now 35 years old as Gretchen
Ritchie Montgomery as Bus Driver
Amy Beckwith as Bridge Club
Allie X She was 26, now 37 years old as Charlotte Phelan

The Help Crew

Name Department
Kerry Barden as Casting. Production
Mark Radcliffe as Executive Producer. He was 53 (now 64) years old Production
Rocky Capella as Stunt Coordinator. Crew
Curtis Lindersmith as Digital Intermediate. Editing
Jim Passon as Color Timer. Editing
Paul Schnee as Casting. Production
Hughes Winborne as Editor. He was 11 (now 22) years old Editing
Jeff Skoll as Executive Producer. He was 46 (now 57) years old Production
Mark Ricker as Production Design. He was 42 (now 54) years old Art
Mark Graziano as Post-Production Manager. Crew
Thomas Newman as Original Music Composer. He was 55 (now 67) years old Sound
David Giammarco as Sound Re-Recording Mixer. He was 11 (now 22) years old Sound
Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei as Executive Producer. Production
Tate Taylor as Director. He was 42 (now 53) years old Directing
Tate Taylor as Executive Producer. He was 42 (now 53) years old Production
Tate Taylor as Screenplay. He was 42 (now 53) years old Writing
Sharen Davis as Costume Design. She was 54 (now 65) years old Costume & Make-Up
Dale Robinette as Still Photographer. He was 68 (now 79) years old Camera
Robert Bella as Post Production Supervisor. He was 47 (now 59) years old Crew
John Norris as Executive Producer. He was 340 (78) years old when He died Production
Kathryn Stockett as Novel. She was 42 (now 53) years old Writing
Jennifer Blum as Executive Producer. Production
Curt Beech as Art Direction. Art
Rena DeAngelo as Set Decoration. She was 11 (now 22) years old Art
Brunson Green as Producer. He was 43 (now 55) years old Production
Gloria Belz as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
The Help poster
The Help (11 years)

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  • Release day: Tuesday, August 09, 2011
  • Runtime: 146 minutes
  • Budget: 25000000.00
  • Revenue: 216639112.00