‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Star Lexi Underwood Cast As Malia Obama In ‘The First Lady’

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“Little Fires Everywhere” star Lexi Underwood just nabbed a gig of a lifetime. She’ll be starring as Malia Obama in an upcoming anthology series titled, “The Frist Lady.” More inside…

More Obamas? Yes, please!

SHOWTIME has a new anthology series about former First Ladies of the United States. And Malia Obama has been casted!

”Little Fires Everywhere” star Lexi Underwood – who plays Kerry Washington’s on-screen daughter – has been chosen to play First Daughter Malia Obama. She’ll star opposite Oscar winner Viola Davis, who will portray Forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama, and British actor O.T. Fagbenle, who will star as Forever POTUS Barack Obama.

Lexi’s role as the eldest Obama daughter is described as “open minded and intelligent,” someone who “pushes her parents to make socially conscious decisions.”

”Sitting in so much gratitude,” Lexi wrote on Instagram. “@michelleobama you and the entire Obama family are the epitome of excellence and will forever be my First Family. Malia, I am humbled and honored to tell your story. Thank you @violadavis @showtime & my phenomenal team @creativeartistsagency, Untitled Entertainment, & @independentpublicrelations for making my dreams come true ! I can’t believe I get to work with so many incredible humans”

Aww! She also expressed her gratitude on Twitter: 



By the way, Viola Davis will also serve as an executive producer for the series along her husband Julius Tennon and Andrew Wang of JuVee Productions. Bird Box director Susanne Bier has been tapped to direct and she’s also an executive producer. “The First Lady” is written and executive produced by Aaron Cooley. 

We’ll keep you posted when the series is set to premiere.

Photos: Lexi’s IG/MEGA

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