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The First Lady - TV


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THE FIRST LADY Features MultipleEmmy-Nominated Actress Regina Taylor as

Marian Shields Robinson Michelle Obama'sMother


 Actress from I’llFly Away, The Unit and Lovecraft Country Portrays

Source of FLOTUS's Strength in TheSHOWTIME Anthology Drama Series


     Regina Taylor, two-time NAACP Image Award winningactress, playwright and activist, plays the role of Marian Shields Robinson,Michelle Obama’s, mother in the 10-weekanthology series THE FIRST LADY, which premiered on SHOWTIME Sunday, April 17.

     Each new episode airs on SHOWTIME  

Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. 


The First Lady


       In addition to Taylor, the new anthology drama stars Oscar®, Emmy® and Tonywinner Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), as former firstlady Michelle Obama, Oscar and Emmy nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (FrenchExit) as Betty Ford and Emmy and Screen Actors Guild winner GillianAnderson (The Crown) as Eleanor Roosevelt.


L-R Regina Taylor as Marian Robinson and Viola Davis as Michelle Obama

     “Michelle Obama has always credited her mother as being aninspirational role model,” Taylor said. “Her mother and father were absolutepillars of strength, encouraging her to pursue her dreams, let no one deter herand to not get in her own way. It was crucial for Michelle Obama, as thefirst Black woman in the White House, to bring along her essential source ofstrength – her mother, Marian Robinson.”



Regina Taylor

      Taylor said it is a great honor to be working with such anastonishing cast of actors in the widely anticipated series.
Taylor’s first film was the made-for-TV movie Crisis atCentral High??, starring Joanne Woodward, in which she portrayed Minniejean Brown, one of thefirst Black students to integrate the Arkansas school system. Taylor nextgarnered praise for her role as Mrs. Carter, a drug-addicted mother in1989's Lean on Me, alongside Morgan Freeman. Other film rolesinclude 

Spike Lee’s ClockersSaturday Church and LosingIsaia


L-R Regina Taylor, Julius Tennon & Viola Davis





    More recently, Taylor was seen in the mind-bending LovecraftCountry (Jordan Peele, J. J. Abrams, Mischa Greene); TheWonder Years (Saladin K. Patterson, Lee Daniels, Marc Valez, FredSavage); Red Line (Ava DuVernay); All Day and a Night (JoeRobert Cole, Jeffrey Wright, Ashton Sanders); Blue Bloods (TomSelleck); Black List; and Dig.





     In yet another tribute to the actress, the Dallas IndependentSchool District is rebuilding L. G. Pinkston High School, where Taylor was astudent, and naming the new Fine Arts Department for Regina Taylor.



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