Lexi Underwood Cast As Malia Obama In Showtime Series 'The First Lady'

Lexi Underwood Cast As Malia Obama In Showtime Series 'The First Lady'

Lexi Underwood has landed an exciting new role!

It was just announced that the 17-year-old actress will be portraying Malia Obama in the upcoming anthology series The First Lady, according to Variety.

Lexi‘s role will be recurring, with Malia, the eldest Obama daughter, being described as “open minded and intelligent as she pushes her parents to make socially conscious decisions.”

It was previously announced that Viola Davis will portray Michelle Obama and O-T Fagbenle will portray President Barack Obama. This actress has also been cast to portray a young Michelle.

The First Lady is a “reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House.”

If you missed it, this young actress was also recently cast in the series…

Just a few months ago, Lexi began filming a Cinderella-type musical called Sneakerella for Disney+. Find out more here!

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