Cast

Susan Sarandon Sister Helen Prejean
Sean Penn Matthew Poncelet
Celia Weston Mary Beth Percy
Lois Smith Helen's Mother
Scott Wilson Chaplain Farley
Margo Martindale Sister Colleen
Steve Boles Sgt. Neal Trapp
Gil Robbins Bishop Norwich
Kevin Cooney Governor Benedict
Clancy Brown State Trooper
Peter Sarsgaard Walter Delacroix
Jenny Krochmal Emily Percy
Jack Black Craig Poncelet
Arthur Bridgers Troy Poncelet
Helen Hester Helen's Sister
Eva Amurri Nine-year-old Helen
Jack Henry Robbins Opossum Kid #1
Gary "Buddy" Boe Opossum Kid #2
Amy Long Opossum Kid #3
Dennis F. Neal Henry
Pamela Garmon Mirabeau
Adrian Colon Reporter
John D. Wilmot Supporter
Margaret Lane Reporter #1
Sally Ann Roberts Reporter #2
Alec Gifford Reporter #3
John Hurlbutt Reporter #4
Mike Longman News Anchor
Joan Glover Parent #2
Florrie Hathorn Parent #3
Lenore Banks Parent #4
Idella Cassamier Idella
Kenitra Singleton Kenitra
Palmer Jackson Palmer
Johnathan Thomas Johnathan
Walter Breaux Guard #1
Cortez Nance Guard #3
Adam Nelson Guard #4
Dalvin Ford Guard #5
Derek Steeley Guard #6
Jeremy Knaster Guard #7
Mary Robbins Aide to Governor Benedict
Miles Guthrie Robbins Boy in Church
Donald R. Smith and the Golden Voices Gospel Choir