by nick romano


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THE FIRST LADY CAST & THEIR REAL LIFE WHITE H0USE COUNTERPARTS

The First Lady will center on the various lives of three US first ladies at the center of the first season, one being Michelle Obama.

 AS MICHELLE OBAMA

 vIOLA DAVIS 

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Having just come off of the Golden Globe-nominated French Exit, Pfeiffer steps into the role of Betty Ford. 

 AS BETTY FORD

MICHELLE PFEIFFER

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Anderson, who played Margaret Thatcher on The Crown, will take the third main first lady role as Eleanor Roosevelt.

 AS ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

GILLIAN ANDERSON

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Eckhart will play Pfeiffer's on-screen husband, President Gerald Ford, Jr.

 AS GERALD FORD, JR.

AARON ECKHART

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see more of the first lady cast!

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