Learn about the best of the "Treme" HBO cast to get a look at the actors of this new show set in New Orleans. "Treme" was created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer. This HBO show, whose first season was in 2010, centers around New Orleans, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina, the affect the storm and the damage on the citizens of New Orleans. The tagline for "Treme" is "Won't bow, don't know how." Treme is set in a specific African-American/Creole New Orleans neighborhood and features the people and music of this corner of the city and how they rebuild and deal with the after effects of the storm.

  1. Wendell Pierce Wendell Pierce was born in 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is an experienced actor with more than 70 roles to his credit including "House of Payne" and "Numbers." Wendell Pierce plays Antonio Batiste, a trombone player, on "Treme." Antonio is a smooth talker who struggles to earn a living. His ex-wife is Ladonna Batiste-Williams.

  2. Khandi Alexander Khandi Alexander was born in 1957 in New York City. She has acted in more than 45 roles, including "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," which led to her lead role in "CSI: Miami," "First Born" and "Rain." She portrays Ladonna Batiste-Williams on "Treme." Ladonna is Antonio Batiste's ex-wife. She runs a bar in the African-American/Creole neighborhood of Treme.

  3. Rob Brown Rob Brown was born in 1984 in Harlem, New York City. He has acted in eight roles including the movies "Finding Forrester" and "Coach Carter." Rob Brown plays Delmond Lambreaux, a successful jazz musician living in New York City when Katrina strikes.

  4. Clarke Peters Clarke Peters was born Peter Clarke in 1952 in New York City. He has acted in more than 50 roles including the television shows "Damages," "Doctor Who: Dreamland" and the movies "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" and "Marley & Me." Clarke Peters portrays Albert Lambreaux on "Treme." Albert is the "displaced Mardi Gras Indian chief" who returns to the Treme neighborhood in hopes of rebuilding his life.

  5. Lucia Micarelli Lucia Micarelli was born in 1983 in Queens, New York. Her role in "Treme" is her first acting role. She studied violin at Juilliard School of Music and has collaborated with Josh Groban, Jethro Tull and Chris Botti. Lucia Micarelli plays Annie on "Treme." Annie is a street musician along with her boyfriend Sonny.