The First Lady

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In the East Wing of the White House, many of history’s most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America's charismatic, complex and dynamic first ladies. This series will peel back the curtain on the personal and... read more

In the East Wing of the White House, many of history’s most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America's charismatic, complex and dynamic first ladies. This series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of these enigmatic women, with season one focusing on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama.

Original Release

2022 on SHO

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Cast

Dakota Fanning Susan Elizabeth Ford
Michelle Pfeiffer Betty Ford
Gillian Anderson Eleanor Roosevelt
Kiefer Sutherland Franklin D. Roosevelt
O-T Fagbenle Barack Obama
Viola Davis Michelle Obama
Aaron Eckhart Gerald Ford
Cailee Spaeny Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Ellen Burstyn Sara Delano Roosevelt
Eliza Scanlen Eleanor Roosevelt
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Susanne Bier

Creators

Aaron Cooley

Cast

Dakota Fanning Susan Elizabeth Ford
Michelle Pfeiffer Betty Ford
Gillian Anderson Eleanor Roosevelt
Kiefer Sutherland Franklin D. Roosevelt
O-T Fagbenle Barack Obama
Viola Davis Michelle Obama
Aaron Eckhart Gerald Ford
Cailee Spaeny Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Ellen Burstyn Sara Delano Roosevelt
Eliza Scanlen Eleanor Roosevelt
Rhys Wakefield Dick Cheney
Lily Rabe Lorena 'Hick' Hickock
Donna Lynne Champlin Mel Winter
Derek Cecil Donald Rumsfeld
Kathleen Garrett Laura Bush
Michael Aronov Rahm Emanuel
Rosalind Chao Tina Tchen
Lexi Underwood Malia Obama
Julian De Niro Young Barack Obama
Saniyya Sidney Sasha Obama

Producers

Pavlina Hatoupis Executive Producer
Ellen Fairey Executive Producer
Cathy Schulman Executive Producer
Jason Babiszewski Executive Producer
Susanne Bier Executive Producer
Andrew Wang Executive Producer
Aaron Cooley Executive Producer
Jeff Gaspin Executive Producer
Julius Tennon Executive Producer
Brad Kaplan Executive Producer
Viola Davis Executive Producer
DeAnn Heline Producer
Eileen Heisler Producer
Sarah Finn Producer
Matthew Tinker Producer
Nina Khan Producer
Mark Cotone Producer

Editors

Lindsey Woodward, Erica Freed Marker, Sam Williams

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