Finding Carter is an MTV original scripted series following the life of Lyndon Wilson, a young teenage girl who goes by the name of Carter, as given to her by her kidnapper.


The series follows Carter, a young girl who has a perfect life with her single mother Lori, until a police bust at a carnival ride reveals that Lori had abducted Carter as a child. Now, Carter returns to her biological family and must navigate through her new life while vowing to be reunited with Lori. However, Carter's biological mom, Elizabeth, is determined to find Lori and punish her for kidnapping her child at the age of 3. Meanwhile, Carter's father, David, is secretly writing the sequel to his hit book about Carter disappearing. Also in Carter's family is her goody-two-shoes twin sister Taylor, and her constantly overlooked younger brother Grant, the self-proclaimed "replacement child".



  • Kathryn Prescott as Carter Stevens/Lyndon Wilson
  • Cynthia Watros as Elizabeth Wilson
  • Alexis Denisof as David Wilson
  • Anna Jacoby-Heron as Taylor Wilson
  • Zac Pullam as Grant Wilson
  • Alex Saxon as Max (season 2; recurring season 1)


  • Milena Govich as Lori Stevens
  • Meredith Baxter as Joan
  • Robert Pine as Buddy
  • Eddie Matos as Kyle
  • Jesse Henderson as Gabe
  • Stephen Guarino as Toby (season 1)
  • Jesse Carer as Ofe
  • Caleb Ruminer as Crash
  • Vanessa Morgan as Bird