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

2021 on SHO

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Cast

Rhys Wakefield Dick Cheney
Michelle Pfeiffer Betty Ford
Gillian Anderson Eleanor Roosevelt
Dakota Fanning Susan Elizabeth Ford
Viola Davis Michelle Obama
Aaron Eckhart Gerald Ford
Saniyya Sidney Sasha Obama
Lexi Underwood Malia Obama
O-T Fagbenle Barack Obama
Julian De Niro Young Barack Obama
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Susanne Bier

Creators

Aaron Cooley

Cast

Rhys Wakefield Dick Cheney
Michelle Pfeiffer Betty Ford
Gillian Anderson Eleanor Roosevelt
Dakota Fanning Susan Elizabeth Ford
Viola Davis Michelle Obama
Aaron Eckhart Gerald Ford
Saniyya Sidney Sasha Obama
Lexi Underwood Malia Obama
O-T Fagbenle Barack Obama
Julian De Niro Young Barack Obama
Ben Cook Steven Ford
Regina Taylor Marian Shields Robinson
Judy Greer Nancy Howe
Cayden Boyd Michael Ford
Evan Parke SS Allen Taylor
Jake Picking Young Jerry Ford
Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer Martha Graham
Jayme Lawson Young Michelle Obama
D.J. Stavropoulos Bookstore Patron
D.J. Stavropoulos White House Usher

Producers

Susanne Bier Executive Producer
Cathy Schulman Executive Producer
Pavlina Hatoupis Executive Producer
Jason Babiszewski Executive Producer
Aaron Cooley Executive Producer
Andrew Wang Executive Producer
Brad Kaplan Executive Producer
Jeff Gaspin Executive Producer
Viola Davis Executive Producer
Julius Tennon Executive Producer
Sarah Finn Producer
Mark Cotone Producer

Editors

Sam Williams, Lindsey Woodward, Erica Freed Marker

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