Unveiling the Actress Who Plays Lucy on ‘Only Murders in the Building’

If you’re asking who Lucy is on ‘Only Murders in the Building,’ we have your answer. The actress who plays Lucy starred in 'Annie' (2014).

Devan McGuinness - Author

Aug. 15 2023, Updated 12:51 p.m. ET

Lucy sitting on the kitchen counter in 'Only Murders in the Building'
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Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers for those who aren't caught up on Only Murders in the Building.

It’s safe to say that true crime has taken over entertainment, and this show is proving that the genre is here to stay. Only Murders in the Building takes a fun twist, turning crime into comedy while still keeping the suspense. Speaking of suspense, one mystery that has many viewers puzzled is who is Lucy on Only Murders in the Building?

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While we've been well acquainted with Charles (Steve Martin), Mabel (Selena Gomez), and Oliver (Martin Short), one character we want to know more about is Lucy. Who plays Lucy and why is her character so important in the Hulu show? Let's dive in!

Who is Lucy on ‘Only Murders in the Building’?

Charles and Lucy on the set of 'Brazzos' in 'Only Murders in the Building'.
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During Season 2, Episode 4, more of Charles’s backstory was revealed, and the character Lucy, who had been alluded to in previous episodes, finally got an explanation. And she matters a lot to Charles, though not in the way many fans thought.

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Charles opened up to Jan (Amy Ryan) about his “wounds,” which sounded silly at first, given they manifested in the form of Porky Pig and Bugs Bunny. But Lucy and Charles’s connection turned out to be really sweet.

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Lucy on Only Murders in the Building isn’t an ex-girlfriend or relative. She’s the daughter of Charles's ex-girlfriend who he became very close to. By this point in the show, Charles had been closed off, and it had been hard for him to let new friends and a new relationship in. His losing Lucy was a major wound for him, and learning this story allowed viewers to see deeper into his character.

With the reveal, fans began connecting dots from previous episodes.

Oliver, Charles, and Mabel in 'Only Murders in the Building'.
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While Lucy and Charles got the opportunity to reconnect (and she had a quick run-in with death during her visit to the Arconia), Season 2 ended with her returning home, but only after she had the pleasure of watching Charles work his magic on the set of Brazzos. Oh, and let's not forget she also got to witness Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd) collapse to his death (or so we thought) on stage during Oliver's play, Death Rattle.

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Lucy on 'Only Murders in the Building' is played by Zoe Margaret Colletti.

If you recognize Zoe Margaret Colletti, it's because the actress has also been featured in other major films and TV shows. Zoe snagged the role of Tessie in Annie (2014) and also starred in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) and Boo, Bitch (2022). The Only Murders in the Building castmate also played the role of Dakota in the hit series Fear the Walking Dead.

If you haven't yet finished the first two seasons of Only Murders in the Building or are in need of a refresh, both are available to stream on Hulu and new episodes from Season 3 drop every Tuesday.

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