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    Posted on Apr 17, 2017

    Literally Every Person Of Color Who Had A Speaking Role On "Girls"

    A detailed and not-so-scientific study of the show's diversity numbers.

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    Since its inception, Girls has gotten a lot of criticism for its lack of characters of color, considering it's a show set in Brooklyn.

    More people of color did appear as minor characters as the seasons progressed — Seasons 1 and 2 both had less than eight PoC say one word, a rate that tripled in later seasons — but Girls' central characters are all white.

    Now that the series has completed its run on HBO, it seemed like the perfect time to take a look back and break down all the PoC who had speaking roles on Girls throughout its tenure. (Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner were unavailable to be interviewed for this story.)

    From notables like Sandy (Donald Glover) and Karen (Jessica Williams) to every babysitter, doctor, and receptionist, I present to you a list of literally every PoC to speak on Girls.

    1. Joy Lin

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    When she appeared: Season 1, Episode 1, "Pilot"

    Who she was: A fellow intern with Hannah

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    Unlike Hannah (Dunham), Joy Lin (Elaine Chun) got hired after their unpaid internship because she knew Photoshop. When Hannah left after getting fired, unbeknownst to Joy Lin, Joy Lin yelled for her to pick her up a Luna Bar and some SmartWater while she was out.

    2. Hannah's gynecologist

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    When she appeared: Season 1, Episode 2, "Vagina Panic"

    Who she was: Hannah's gynecologist (Sakina Jaffrey)

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    Hannah's "Forrest Gump-induced AIDS phobia" popped up when she realized Adam (Adam Driver) might not be monogamous. So, she went to get tested by her gynecologist, who informed her in the next episode (over the phone, so you never saw her face again) that she had HPV.

    3. One of Hannah's sexually harassed coworkers

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    When she appeared: Season 1, Episode 4, "Hannah's Diary"

    Who she was: One of Hannah's sexually harassed coworkers

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    Selenis Leyva was the first of many Orange Is the New Black actors to guest star on Girls (the series shared the same casting director, Jen Euston). Leyva played one of the coworkers Hannah told about being sexually harassed by their boss. The plot twist was that they all had been, but they went along with it because he gave them nice stuff, like an iPod Nano. Levya's character, whose name wasn't said in the episode, also decided to give Hannah a quick eyebrow makeover while they were in the bathroom, but she only made things worse.

    4. Two babysitters in the park

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    When they appeared: Season 1, Episode 4, "Hannah's Diary"

    Who they were: Babysitters in the park

    How many episodes they were in: 1

    During Jessa's (Jemima Kirke) stint as a babysitter, she sat with three babysitters in the park (one of whom was an Asian woman who never spoke). They all thought Jessa was an actress until she assured them, "I'm just like you."

    Later in the episode, she tried to unionize them until the black babysitter realized Jessa's kids had gone missing. They all went searching for them in the playground, Mission Impossible-style, until the black babysitter ultimately found them and saved Jessa's ass.

    None of these characters had names in the episode, and they were credited as Jamaican Nanny (Sidné Anderson), Salvadoran Nanny (Angelic Zambrana), and Tibetan Nanny (Jo Yang).

    5. Tako

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    When she appeared: Season 1, Episode 7, "Welcome to Bushwick aka the Crackcident"; Season 3, Episode 2, "She Said OK"

    Who she was: Adam's friend

    How many episodes she was in: 2

    Tako (Roberta Colindrez) was the first friend of Adam's whom Hannah met. She was also the one who revealed Adam's alcoholism to Hannah. She popped back up at Hannah's birthday party in Season 3, where she showed up with her girlfriend.

    6. The nurse at the hospital

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    When she appeared: Season 1, Episode 7, "Welcome to Bushwick aka The Crackcident"

    Who she was: The receptionist at the hospital

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    After Jessa got her boss beat up at a warehouse party in Bushwick, they went to the ER where the black woman behind the front desk was telling a junkie, who was trying to fake appendicitis, to wait her turn to be seen. An entire episode filled with people in a warehouse in Brooklyn, and this was the only one of color to speak.

    7. Sandy

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    When he appeared: Season 2, Episode 1, "It's About Time"; Season 2, Episode 2, "I Get Ideas"

    Who he was: A guy Hannah dated

    How many episodes he was in: 2

    After receiving lots of criticism for having zero characters of color who weren't extras, Season 2 of Girls opened up with Hannah's first and only black love interest of the series, Sandy, played by none other than Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. We can't exactly call them boyfriend and girlfriend, since he was more of the post-relationship "let's just have fun" guy. They ended things in the second episode of the season because he didn't like an essay of Hannah's and she didn't like the fact that he was a Republican. In their mortifying breakup scene, Hannah accused him of fetishizing her, quoted a lyric from Missy Elliott's "Work It," then told him she doesn't see race. He asked her to leave and never come back.

    8. The people Jessa and her husband cut in the taxi cab line

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    When they appeared: Season 2, Episode 1, "It's About Time"

    Who they were: The people Jessa and Thomas-John (Chris O'Dowd) cut in the taxi cab line

    How many episodes they were in: 1

    Pretty self-explanatory. They all just yelled "hey!" and other WTF sayings at once.

    9. One of the cops who came when Hannah called 911 on Adam

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    When he appeared: Season 2, Episode 2, "I Get Ideas"

    Who he was: A cop (Chike Johnson) who arrested Adam

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    During one of their "off again" periods, Adam made a surprise visit to Hannah's apartment. She panicked and dialed 911, but then realized it wasn't that serious and hung up. However, the police still showed up, and ended up arresting Adam for some other outstanding charges.

    10. Soojin

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    When she appeared: Season 2, Episode 6, "Boys"; Season 3, Episode 8, "Incidentals"; Season 3, Episode 10, "Role Play"; Season 3, Episode 11, "I Saw You"

    Who she was: Booth Jonathan's assistant (Jorma Taccone) turned art gallery owner.

    How many episodes she was in: 4

    Booth Jonathan's quirky assistant, Soojin (Greta Lee), was the first Asian-American character to have a recurring role. And by recurring, I mean she popped up again in about four more scenes the next season: Marnie (Allison Williams) ran into her at a yogurt store and found out Soojin was opening an art gallery in Manhattan and clearly doing way better than she was. Soojin took pity and hired Marnie as her personal assistant.

    11. The woman who yelled at Adam and Ray (Alex Karpovsky) on the Staten Island ferry

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    When she appeared: Season 2, Episode 6, "Boys"

    Who she was: The woman (Amirah Vann) who yelled at Adam and Ray on the Staten Island ferry

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    A dog Adam found and was trying to return barked at her on the ferry. And she wanted them to control their animal.

    12. The guy who asked Hannah weird questions at Booth's party

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    When he appeared: Season 2, Episode 6, "Boys"

    Who he was: The guy who asked Hannah weird questions at Booth's party

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    One of those questions included, “Are you the girl who got her period at the Dairy Queen?"

    13. Radhika

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    When she appeared: Season 2, Episode 8, "It's Back"

    Who she was: Shosh's (Zosia Mamet) college friend

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    Radhika (Anjili Pal) ran into Shosh and Ray (Alex Karpovsky) rollerblading. ("It's so funny and vintage," she said.) She ended up inviting them to a party, but Ray didn't want to attend a college party, so Shosh went alone. "She's the richest Hindi I know," Shosh said about her.

    14. The fine-ass doorman in Radhika's building

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    When he appeared: Season 2, Episode 8, "It's Back"

    Who he was: The fine-ass doorman (Kareem Savinon) in Radhika's building

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    The doorman Shosh met walking into Radhika's party and later cheated on Ray with after exclaiming, "You're really attractive for a doorman."

    15. An emergency room doctor

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    When he appeared: Season 2, Episode 9, "On All Fours"

    Who he was: An emergency room doctor

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    When Hannah's anxiety got really bad, an incident with a Q-tip landed her in the ER, where she was treated by a doctor with no name (Ranjit Chowdhry).

    16. Laura

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    When she appeared: Season 3, Episode 1, "Females Only"

    Who she was: A woman in Jessa's rehab therapy group

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    Jessa met Laura (Danielle Brooks) at rehab, outed her – as she was discussing being molested by her uncle in group therapy – and later got kicked out of rehab for having oral sex with her.

    17. Kobi

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    When he appeared: Season 3, Episode 2, "She Said OK"

    Who he was: A date of Shoshanna's

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    According to Kobi (Kobi Libii), he and Shoshanna met in the street when she and her friend pulled him into their cab and told him to come out with them for a night on the town (none of this happened on camera). She invited him to Hannah's 25th birthday party where he told this story to Ray while looking for Shosh.

    18. The DJ at Hannah's birthday party

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    When she appeared: Season 3, Episode 2, "She Said OK"

    Who she was: The DJ (Tasha Guevara) at Hannah's birthday party

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    She got in an argument with Ray when he confronted her about ending a song he liked early.

    19. Lise

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    When she appeared: Season 3, Episode 4, "Dead Inside"

    Who she was: The receptionist (Marcella Lowery) at Hannah's eBook publisher

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    She was manning the front desk when the news broke that Hannah's editor died.

    20. Susan and her husband

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    When they appeared: Season 3, Episode 4, "Dead Inside"

    Who they were: Jessa's old friend and her husband

    How many episodes they were in: 1

    Jessa thought Susan (Melonie Diaz) was dead for years, until she discovered it was just a lie Susan's family told her to keep them apart so she could get clean and have a healthy life. Her husband (Johnathan Fernandez) came in after they talked about it and joked that he was glad he didn't have to pretend Susan was a ghost because he didn't think he would've been able to pull that off.

    21. The book publisher who almost gave Hannah a book deal

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    When she appeared: Season 3, Episode 5, "Only Child"

    Who she was: The book publisher (Marsha Stephanie Blake) who almost gave Hannah a book deal

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    She was aggressive and fake-laughed way too much. We never got to see her again because Hannah found out her old publishing company held the rights to her book for three years.

    22. Karen

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    When she appeared: Season 3, Episode 6, "Free Snacks"; Season 3, Episode 8, "Incidentals"; Season 3, Episode 10, "Role-Play"; Season 3, Episode 11, "I Saw You"

    Who she was: Hannah's coworker at GQ

    How many episodes she was in: 4

    Jessica Williams was a breath of fresh air as Hannah's coworker at GQ. She appeared in more episodes than any other black woman, and yet they still didn't manage to give her much of a backstory, except that she had abandoned her creative writing career to write sponsored content for a magazine. We never saw her again after Hannah quit GQ.

    23. Gerald

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    When he appeared: Season 3, Episode 7, "Beach House"

    Who he was: A friend of Elijah's (Andrew Rannells)

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    Gerald (T. Oliver Reid) was a Broadway choreographer who crashed the girls' Long Island weekend with Elijah. He was also responsible for the only dance segment to include all four main characters, and for that, we'll forever be grateful.

    24. This waitress

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    When she appeared: Season 3, Episode 8, "Incidentals"

    Who she was: A waitress (Wakeema Hollis)

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    She waited on Hannah while she got stood up by Patti LuPone. She had no idea who Patti LuPone was.

    25. Clementine

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    When she appeared: Season 3, Episode 11, "I Saw You"; Season 3, Episode 12, "Two Plane Rides"; Season 4, Episode 1, "Iowa"

    Who she was: Desi's (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) girlfriend

    How many episodes she was in: 3

    Clementine (Natalie Morales), who played Desi's girlfriend in Season 3 and the beginning of Season 4, was one of the few notable minor characters of color. She was gorgeous, super cool, and not afraid to tell a bitch to back off her man, which drove Marnie crazy, seeing how determined she was to be with Desi. Unfortunately for Clementine, Marnie succeeded and had an affair with Desi before he ultimately ended things with Clem and married Marnie. Clem is the real winner though because Desi isn't much of a prize.

    26. The NYU administrator who gave Shosh her degree

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    When she appeared: Season 4, Episode 1, "Iowa"

    Who she was: The NYU administrator (Lorrie Odom) who gave Shosh her degree

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    She gave Shosh her diploma after she retook the class she had failed that forced her to graduate a semester late.

    27. D. August

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    When he appeared: Season 4, Episode 2, "Triggering"; Season 4, Episode 3, "Female Author"; Season 4, Episode 4, "Cubbies"

    Who he was: A classmate of Hannah's

    How many episodes he was in: 3

    D. August (Ato Essandoh) was probably one of the only black students in Iowa's writing program, which made his classmates think he was the coolest thing moving. His writing was often praised by his classmates, and he thrived while Hannah struggled to gain acceptance.

    28. Chester Chong

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    When he appeared: Season 4, Episode 2, "Triggering"; Season 4, Episode 3, "Female Author"; Season 4, Episode 4, "Cubbies"

    Who he was: Another classmate of Hannah's

    How many episodes he was in: 3

    Chester (Jason Kim), like most of his classmates, was not feeling Hannah or her writing. (Fun fact: Kim was a writer and story editor on Girls.)

    29. Hannah's fiction writing class professor

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    When she appeared: Season 4, Episode 2, "Triggering"; Season 4, Episode 4, "Cubbies"

    Who she was: Hannah's fiction writing class professor (Myra Lucretia Taylor)

    How many episodes she was in: 2

    Bless this patient woman for dealing with that emotional-ass group of writers, and for being the one to finally tell Hannah that maybe Iowa's grad program wasn't for her.

    30. The record executive who wanted to sign Marnie and Desi

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    When he appeared: Season 4, Episode 3, "Female Author"

    Who he was: A record executive (Jordan Carlos) who wanted to sign Marnie and Desi

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    All I know is he was part of a trio of people who mentioned that none of them "really" had the power to make that deal happen. Nevertheless, he was super eager.

    31. The police officer who gave Jessa a ticket for peeing in the street

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    When he appeared: Season 4, Episode 3, "Female Author"

    Who he was: The police officer (Brian Michael) who gave Jessa a ticket for peeing in the street

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    One of the few men who wasn't charmed by Jessa. He arrested her when she tried to rip up the ticket he gave her. At least he's credited as Cop #1?

    32. The woman checking in people at Ray's community board meeting

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    When she appeared: Season 4, Episode 3, "Close Up"

    Who she was: The woman (Natalie Carter) checking people in at Ray's community board meeting

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    She warned him it was going to be a long meeting and told him to have a seat.

    33. This kid who said "sup" to Hannah at school

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    When he appeared: Season 4, Episode 7, "Ask Me My Name"

    Who he was: A kid who said "sup" to Hannah at school

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    There's nothing more to say here besides they really milked the school scenario to include more PoC.

    34. One of the speakers at Mimi-Rose's weird art show

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    When he appeared: Season 4, Episode 7, "Ask Me My Name"

    Who he was: One of the speakers (Otto Sanchez) from Mimi-Rose's (Gillian Jacobs) weird art show

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    The speakers would go around reciting different New Yorkers' stories and then randomly switch smocks with each other in the middle and pick up where the other left off. Yeah, it was weird to watch.

    35. Adeem

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    When he appeared: Season 4, Episode 7, "Ask Me My Name"

    Who he was: A taxi cab driver

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    Adeem (Ethan Herschenfeld) drove Mimi-Rose and Hannah in his taxi after they left the art show. Mimi-Rose told him he had a beautiful name; Hannah told him to make a left on a street. When he did, Adeem accidentally hit an old white woman crossing the street. The cops came, and Mimi-Rose and Hannah left him to deal with the mess.

    36. Chezza

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    When she appeared: Season 4, Episode 7, "Ask Me My Name"

    Who she was: The stranger (Suni Reyes) whose laundry Mimi-Rose left a poem in

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    "I've always wanted to leave a poem for a stranger." —Mimi-Rose

    37. The man who pierced Cleo's tongue

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    When he appeared: Season 4, Episode 8, "Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz"

    Who he was: The man (Phil Nee) who pierced Cleo's (Maude Apatow) tongue

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    This was one of the most painful scenes in the history of Girls and that's no easy feat. The tongue piercing process is shown gruesome step by gruesome step. Cleo starts screaming and squirming the second the needle goes through. It's not quick at all, there's blood, Hannah almost throws up, and we all almost throw up too — it's bad.

    38. Wolfie

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    When he appeared: Season 5, Episode 1, "Wedding Day"

    Who he was: Desi's friend

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    Wolfie (Baron Vaughn) led Desi in meditation on his and Marnie's wedding day, which didn't seem to prevent Desi from freaking out anyway and jumping into a lake prior to the ceremony.

    39. This woman from Adam and Jessa's AA meeting

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    When she appeared: Season 5, Episode 2, "Good Man"

    Who she was: A woman (Nina Mehta) from Adam and Jessa's AA meeting

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    She chose to give up driving instead of drinking after too many DUIs.

    40. Nellie

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    When she appeared: Season 5, Episode 2, "Good Man"

    Who she was: Hannah's student

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    Hannah left Nellie (Juliana Himawan) in charge of the class because of her take-charge attitude.

    41. This guy who worked at Helvetica

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    When he appeared: Season 5, Episode 2, "Good Man"; Season 5, Episode 9, "Love Stories"

    Who he was: A guy who works at Helvetica

    How many episodes he was in: 2

    Yassir Lester and Grace Dunham, Lena's sister, played the peak hipster duo who ran Helvetica, the coffee shop that began to steal all of Ray's customers in Season 5. They showed up again in Episode 9 when Shosh cased the place to help Ray beat the competition. (Fun fact: Lester is a also a writer for the show.)

    42. The kids Adam played with at a carnival

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    When they appeared: Season 5, Episode 2, "Good Man"

    Who they were: The kids (Devin Zamir Coleman and Nyri Haywood) Adam played with at a carnival

    How many episodes they were in: 1

    They laughed and said "OK."

    43. This woman who handed Shosh her breakfast

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    When she appeared: Season 5, Episode 3, "Japan"

    Who she was: The server who gave Shosh her breakfast

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    She said something so fast to her in Japanese, they didn't even bother to caption it.

    44. A policeman who directed people onto the subway

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    When he appeared: Season 5, Episode 3, "Japan"

    Who he was: A policeman who directed people onto the subway

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    He also said some things in Japanese no one felt the need to caption.

    45. All the people Shosh greeted at work whom we couldn't really see

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    When they appeared: Season 5, Episode 3, "Japan"

    Who they were: Sosh's coworkers

    How many episodes they were in: 1

    When Shosh walked into her office, she greeted her colleagues in Japanese as she passed them. They responded and you could see their faces in the background, but the camera never really focused on who said what.

    46. Yoshi

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    When he appeared: Season 5, Episode 3, "Japan"; Season 5, Episode 5, "Queen for Two Days"

    Who he was: Shosh's boss/love interest

    How many episodes he was in: 2

    Yoshi (Hiro Mizushima) was Shosh's boss who spent his first episode of the show wondering if she was into him too, until they finally kissed at the end of the night. They continued to date, and even had plans to meet Yoshi's family before losing their "virginities" to each other in Episode 5. Then, Shosh decided to move back to America.

    47. Satoko

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    When she appeared: Season 5, Episode 3, "Japan"

    Who she was: Shosh's coworker/friend

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    Satoki (Kana Harada) was part of Shosh's squad in Japan, and she wasn't afraid to talk behind Shosh's back in Japanese. #TeamYoshi

    48. Shosh's other friend in Japan who never got a name

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    When she appeared: Season 5, Episode 3, "Japan"

    Who she was: Shosh's friend/coworker

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    Shosh's other friend (Airi Kido) appeared in several scenes during the episode, but we never found out her name or much else about her. All we know is she worked with Shosh and wasn't afraid to speak her mind (i.e., she told Shosh she spoke too fast and that she assumed Shosh was rich because she acted spoiled). A true MVP. Also #TeamYoshi

    49. Yoshi's friend who assured him Shosh was into him

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    When he appeared: Season 5, Episode 3, "Japan"

    Who he was: Yoshi's friend (Ko Iwagami)

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    He thought all women in America do is have sex, and he liked to have hot candle wax dripped on him by dominatrixes.

    50. Yoshi's friend who told him maybe Shosh wasn't into him

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    When he appeared: Season 5, Episode 3, "Japan"

    Who he was: Yoshi's friend (Orson Mochizuki)

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    "It would've happened by now. American girls don't hold back," he said before declaring all women in America are sluts. He was also the guy who talked Shosh into putting on a nurse's costume and whipping him at the dominatrix place they went to later in the episode.

    51. The actor who played Detective Mosedale

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    When she appeared: Season 5, Episode 3, "Japan"

    Who she was: An actor who played a detective on a hit police procedural show

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    Lucy Liu's cameo was in an episode titled "Japan." That is all.

    52. The lead singer of this band

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    When she appeared: Season 5, Episode 3, "Japan"

    Who she was: The lead singer (Sachiko Tonaki) of a band called FLiP

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    The song was good. She has no lines outside of singing though.

    53. This dominatrix/host

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    When she appeared: Season 5, Episode 3, "Japan"

    Who she was: A dominatrix (Rirei)

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    She greeted Shosh and the guys when they walked into the establishment.

    54. This dominatrix who poured hot wax on Yoshi's friend

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    When she appeared: Season 5, Episode 3, "Japan"

    Who she was: The dominatrix (Alice Strange) who poured hot wax on Yoshi's friend

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    They really managed to pack a lot of stereotypes into this episode.

    55. Yoshi's other friend who encouraged Shosh to put on the nurse costume

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    When he appeared: Season 5, Episode 3, "Japan"

    Who he was: Yoshi's other friend (Shusaku Kakizawa) who encouraged Shosh to put on the nurse costume

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    He joined Yoshi's friend from the bath spring earlier in pressuring Shosh to put on a costume. (He's the one to her left wearing the hat.)

    56. Adele

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    When she appeared: Season 5, Episode 4, "Old Loves"

    Who she was: Marnie's neighbor

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    Adele (Vella Lovell) stopped Marnie in the hallway of their building to express her discontent with Desi's spontaneous (and noisy) decision to add a wall in Marnie's studio.

    57. Shosh's boss at the cat café in Japan

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    When he appeared: Season 5, Episode 4, "Old Loves"

    Who he was: Shosh's boss at the cat café in Japan

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    Didn't seem to like cats that much.

    58. Dill's friend

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    When he appeared: Season 5, Episode 4, "Old Loves"

    Who he was: Dill's (Corey Stoll) friend (Leon Andrew Joseph)

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    He was onscreen for less than 10 seconds, during which he hugged Dill and apologized for being late.

    59. Rips and two other friends of Charlie's who catcalled Marnie

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    When they appeared: Season 5, Episode 6, "The Panic in Central Park"

    Who they were: Charlie's (Christopher Abbott) friends

    How many episodes was they in: 1

    Rips (Edward Carnevale) and co. (Luis Da Silva Jr. and Pedro Morillo Jr.) were hanging out with Charlie when he and Marnie were reunited for an episode.

    60. Hector Medina

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    When he appeared: Season 5, Episode 8, "Homeward Bound"

    Who he was: A stranger Hannah hitchhiked back to New York City with

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    Guillermo Díaz played a man Hannah hitchhiked back to the city with after breaking up with Fran (Jake Lacy) at a rest stop during their short-lived summer road trip.

    61. Tandice Moncrief

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    When she appeared: Season 5, Episode 8, "Homeward Bound"; Season 5, Episode 9, "Love Stories"

    Who she was: Desi's spiritual guide/lover

    How many episodes she was in: 2

    Lisa Bonet won the two-episode role of Desi's spiritual guide/lover/tour set decorator. Tandice's main role was to help Desi cope with having to work with Marnie post-divorce. Marnie couldn't stand her for obvious reasons, the biggest of which was probably how gorgeous she is.

    62. Alexia

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    When she appeared: Season 5, Episode 9, "Love Stories"

    Who she was: Someone who works for Dill Harcourt Reporting

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    A production assistant of some sort at Dill Harcourt Reporting. Alexia's (Analisa Watkins) two lines were "sure" and "yes."

    63. A fan of Desi's

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    When she appeared: Season 5, Episode 10, "I Love You Baby"

    Who she was: A fan (Shay Lee Abeson) of Desi's

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    Who knew Desi had fans? She said "thank you" after he autographed something for her. We saw her later in the episode waiting for her friend (Lizzy DeClement) outside Desi's dressing room while they had sex.

    64. A writer Elijah cut in line at The Moth

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    When he appeared: Season 5, Episode 10, "I Love You Baby"

    Who he was: A writer (Seaton Smith) Elijah cut in line at The Moth

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    Elijah got tired of waiting in line with Hannah at an open mic reading so he cut this man in line and put Hannah's name in the hat twice. Hannah apologized on his behalf. Thankfully, they both ended up getting called to share their essays.

    65. Paul-Louis

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    When he appeared: Season 6, Episode 1, "All I Ever Wanted"; Season 6, Episode 7, "The Bounce"

    Who he was: A surf instructor turned Hannah's baby daddy

    How many episodes he was in: 2

    Hannah met Paul-Louis (Riz Ahmed) while doing research for a piece about a female surf camp in the Hamptons. After bailing on his class, they met again at a local bar and ended up partying the night away together. Hannah decided she was going to have sex with him after seeing him effortlessly rap a Twista song. He decided to turn their one-night stand into a weekend fling after finding out Hannah hated the beach. He was actually given a backstory unlike most of the characters on this list, including the foreshadowing that his only goal was to be who his dad wasn't. This portrait episode made more sense later in the season when we found out Hannah was pregnant as a result of their no-strings-attached fling. When Hannah called him to tell him, he passively let her know he didn't want to be a father, cementing her decision to become a single mother.

    66. Marlowe

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    When she appeared: Season 6, Episode 2, "Hostage Situation"

    Who she was: A woman who owned a strange store in Poughkeepsie

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    While upstate with Marnie and Desi for the weekend, Hannah walked into Marlowe's (Joy Bryant) store. After asking her why she "isn't a model in Dubai or something," Marlowe explained why she left the city. The story included her falling onto the subway tracks before being rescued by Chris Noth (yes, that Chris Noth).

    67. Rachel and Zeva

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    When they appeared: Season 6, Episode 2, "Hostage Situation"

    Who they were: Shosh's old friends from college

    How many episodes they were in: 1

    Zeva (Barrett Doss) and Rachel (Annie Q ) were Shosh's old friends who started a networking group for young professional women after their denim business skyrocketed them into success. But don't ask them if trans women are allowed because they're not sure.

    68. Miranda

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    When she appeared: Season 6, Episode 3, "American Bitch"

    Who she was: Chuck Palmer's (Matthew Rhys) daughter (Caroline Watters)

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    A tense debate between Hannah and Chuck Palmer, a writer she once admired, erupts regarding his recent sexual harassment allegations, which strangely led to him pulling his dick out while they lay in bed together. They were interrupted when his daughter Miranda came home. Unaware of all of the above, she asked Hannah to stay and listen to her play Rihanna's "Desperado" on her flute. Hannah was taken aback by Palmer's admiration and gentleness with his daughter juxtaposed with everything else she had learned about him.

    69. Bobby

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    When he appeared: Season 6, Episode 4, "Painful Evacuation"

    Who he was: A regular at Ray's coffee shop

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    Bobby (Bob Johnson) held up the line at Ray's coffee shop with an old story about working for the city's transportation department before dropping dead outside the shop. The episode gave off the vibe that he was a regular and neighborhood staple even though it was the first time we'd met him.

    70. Raneed

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    When he appeared: Season 6, Episode 4, "Painful Evacuation"

    Who he was: Desi's rehab counselor (Okieriete Onaodowan)

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    This poor man, whose name we only knew thanks to his name tag, had the painful task of mediating a conversation between a narcissist and a drug addict.

    71. The director of photography on Adam's film

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    When she appeared: Season 6, Episode 5, "Gummies"

    Who she was: The DOP (Christine Ng) on Adam's film

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    She was part of the crew Adam hired to help him and Jessa make a movie about his relationship with Hannah.

    72. Elijah's coworker at Henri Bendel

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    When she appeared: Season 6, Episode 6, "Full Disclosure"; Season 6, Episode 7, "The Bounce"

    Who she was: Elijah's coworker (Jasmine Cephas Jones) at Henri Bendel

    How many episodes she was in: 2

    Like most department store workers in New York City, she was an aspiring actress. One night, when the store was slow, she asked Elijah to read lines with her for an audition she had the next day — an experience that rekindled Elijah's desire to act. She appeared again in the next episode when he asked her to cover a shift for him so he could audition for a musical.

    73. The casting assistant who told Elijah it was his turn to audition.

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    When she appeared: Season 6, Episode 7, "The Bounce"

    Who she was: The casting assistant (Sydni Beaudoin) who told Elijah it was his turn to audition

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    She didn't care that he had just gotten there and wanted a few minutes to prepare. She only cared about her greek yogurt.

    74. Athena Dante

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    When she appeared: Season 6, Episode 7, "The Bounce"

    Who she was: Someone auditioning for White Men Can't Jump, the musical

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    When Elijah tried to run away from his audition last minute, he ran into Athena (Latisha Di Venuto), whose confidence and A+ pep-talking skills gave him the push to go back in and give it a shot.

    75. A pawnshop owner

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    When he appeared: Season 6, Episode 7, "The Bounce"

    Who he was: A pawn shop owner (Nikolas Kontomanolis)

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    When Marnie went to pawn some family jewels for rent, he let her know that they were actually fake. In typical Marnie fashion, she found a way to make the fact that her parents lied to her about earrings and a ring the reason why her life is miserable. The pawnshop owner rolled his eyes at her pity party and told her to take ownership of her current state of affairs. Not all heroes wear capes.

    76. This woman from Ray's oral history of Brooklyn project

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    When she appeared: Season 6, Episode 8, "What Will We Do This Time About Adam?"

    Who she was: A longtime Brooklyn resident (Venida Evans)

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    After Hermie's (Colin Quinn) death, Ray decided to record his own oral history project about Brooklyn and what it was like before gentrification. So then they let the old black woman in Brooklyn speak.

    77. And this woman from Ray's oral history of Brooklyn project

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    When she appeared: Season 6, Episode 8, "What Will We Do This Time About Adam?"

    Who she was: A longtime Brooklyn resident (Khemali Murray)

    How many episodes she was in: 1

    Another black woman was also finally given the opportunity to speak thanks to Ray's project. She talked about missing old Brooklyn, the block parties, and neighbors who didn't complain about everything.

    78. Two of the college students Hannah lectured before her interview

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    When they appeared: Season 6, Episode 9, "Goodbye Tour"

    Who they were: Students at the college upstate Hannah where interviewed to teach (Benjamin O'Keefe and Dianca London Potts)

    How many episodes they were in: 1

    Hannah got nostalgic seeing them on campus and stopped to tell them to never forget about their friendship. In true millennial fashion, they were annoyed.

    79. Byron

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    When he appeared: Season 6, Episode 9, "Goodbye Tour"

    Who he was: Shosh's fiancée

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    Hannah showed up to Shosh's apartment after months of not speaking to her only to find out she got engaged to a man she met at a cupcake store. Byron (Justin Leong) mostly just smiled, but he did tell Shosh he was heading out to get some water.

    80. Officer Schpoont

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    When he appeared: Season 6, Episode 10, "Latching"

    Who he was: The officer (Rick Younger) who made sure Hannah got home safely

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    He noticed Hannah walking around the neighborhood with no pants or shoes, so he offered her a ride home. She declined, but he followed behind her anyway just to make sure she got home safe. She thanked him, by name.

    81. Grover

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    When he appeared: Season 6, Episode 10, "Latching"

    Who he was: Hannah's baby

    How many episodes he was in: 1

    OK, OK, so he never spoke because infancy, but he did make a lot of adorable baby noises. And frankly, he got more mentions and screen time in one episode than most other people of color did in the entire series. The irony.

    UPDATE

    Items 9, 11, 12, and 19 on this list were added shortly after this post was published.

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