"The First Lady" Cast Is Truly Presidential — See Who's on Board
The cast for Showtime's "The First Lady" anthology series is stacked. After it was announced that Viola Davis will portray Michelle Obama in the upcoming drama series produced by Lionsgate and JuVee Productions, other stars have also jumped on board. Gillian Anderson and Michelle Pfeiffer will play political icons Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Ford, respectively, and Lexi Underwood has signed on to play Malia Obama.
Showtime dropped the official trailer on Feb. 17, which shows Davis channeling her best Obama. The series is described as a "revelatory reframing of American leadership through the lens of the First Ladies." "The First Lady" premieres on Showtime on April 17. Check out the star-studded cast ahead.
Lexi Underwood as Malia Obama
The "Little Fires Everywhere" actor is the latest star to join the cast, playing none other than Malia Obama.
Dakota Fanning as Susan Ford
Fanning has hopped on board as Betty Ford's daughter, Susan.
O-T Fagbenle as Barack Obama
Joining Davis is Fagbenle, who will play the role of former president Barack Obama.
Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt
Anderson will star in the project as political icon Eleanor Roosevelt.
Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford
Eckhart will portray the 38th president of the United States.
Judy Greer as Nancy Howe
You can catch Greer on screen as Betty Ford's trusted confidante and social secretary.
Jayme Lawson as Young Michelle Obama
"The Batman" actor Lawson will play a young version of the former first lady.
Kristine Froseth as a Young Betty Ford
Froseth will play a young Betty Ford.
Rhys Wakefield as Dick Cheney
Wakefield will play President Ford's Deputy Chief of Staff.