Sandra Seacat as Josie Pyre | Under the Banner of Heaven

Sandra Seacat

Josie Pyre

The mother of Jeb Pyre, "Josie Pyre," portrayed by Sandra Seacat, is a devout Mormon struggling with dementia. She lives with Jeb, her tenth and youngest child, and has a close relationship with him. But on bad days, Josie struggles with this foreign home and her daughter-in-law.

Career Highlights

Seacat is a distinguished acting coach, actor and director with Broadway, film and television credits to her name. As an acting coach and teacher, Seacat has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, among them Mickey Rourke, Jessica Lange, Laura Dern, Ryan Gosling, Colin Farrell, Andrew Garfield, Michelle Williams, Common, Jesse Plemons and others.

Seacat has appeared in a range of films since the ‘70s. More recently, she has starred in HBO’s You Don’t Know Jack with Al Pacino, Enlightened with Laura Dern and in director Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto and Mainstream. Seacat also directed the film In the Spirit starring Peter Falk, Elaine May, Marlo Thomas and Olympia Dukakis.

Andrew Garfield headshot wearing a suit leaning against a door

Andrew Garfield

as Detective Pyre

Pyre is forced to come to terms with his faith as he uncovers disturbing details surrounding the brutal murder of a young woman and her infant daughter.