Saniyya Sidney Cast as Sasha Obama In Upcoming Series 'The First Lady'

Saniyya Sidney Cast as Sasha Obama In Upcoming Series 'The First Lady'

The actress who will portray Sasha Obama in an upcoming television show has been found!

Saniyya Sidney has joined the cast of the Showtime series as the former first daughter, Deadline reveals.

She will star alongside Lexi Underwood, who will play Malia Obama. Find out more here!

“This first family is my source of inspiration. I am in divine gratitude to now be a part of their magnificent story. To portray you, Sasha Obama, makes my heart sing. @michelleobama @barackobama you are forever the gold standard. My mama @violadavis I am counting the seconds to see you again! @officiallexiunderwood so happy to have you as my sister Malia. To @showtime & my exquiste team @creativeartistsagency & Transcend Talent MGT thank you for helping me bring this milestone into my life.❤️,” Saniyya wrote on Instagram.

Lexi commented on her post, writing, “Congratulations!! I couldn’t be happier to have you as my sister ♥️ :)”

This project will also reunite Saniyya and Viola Davis, who will portray Michelle Obama, as they were in the movie Fences together. You may also recognize the young actress from Hidden Figures, season six of American Horror Story, or her most recent role in the show The Passage.

She will also be seen in the upcoming movie King Richard, where she plays a young Venus Williams!

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