O-T Fagbenle is about to play President Barack Obama reverse Viola Davis’ Michelle Obama in Showtime’s anthology collection The First Girl, headlined by Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson. Davis govt produces, the collection, directed and govt produced by Susanne Bier and produced by Lionsgate TV and Showtime.
The First Girl, created by Aaron Cooley, is a revelatory reframing of American management, informed by the lens of the ladies on the coronary heart of the White Home. Season 1 focuses on Eleanor Roosevelt (Anderson), Betty Ford (Pfeiffer) and Michelle Obama.
Barack Hussein Obama II served as the primary African American and forty fourth president of the US from 2009-17. A member of the Democratic Celebration, Barack married Michelle Robinson Obama in 1992 earlier than he turned an Illinois state senator in 2005. Barack and Michelle are the dad and mom of Malia and Sasha Obama.
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Fagbenle, who might be recurring, joins fellow co-stars Aaron Eckhart, Rhys Wakefield, Judy Greer, Jayme Lawson and Kristine Froseth.
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Cooley and Bier govt produce the collection together with Davis, Julius Tennon and Andrew Wang through JuVee Productions, Cathy Schulman through her Welle Leisure, Jeff Gaspin through Gaspin Media, Brad Kaplan through Hyperlink Leisure.
Fagbenle is understood for his work in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Story. He subsequent may be seen co-starring reverse Scarlett Johansson in Marvel’s Black Widow, which is slated for launch in Could. In April 2020, Fagbenle turned the primary individual to create, write, direct, compose, govt produce and star within the pilot of a tv collection broadcast on a serious community together with his unique TV present Maxxx (Channel 4, Hulu). The multi-hyphenate presently has drama, comedy and non-scripted content material in improvement. He’s repped by Buchwald and Curtis Brown Group in London in addition to legal professional Barry Littman at Hansen Jacobson Teller.
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