Eleanor Roosevelt

Played by Gillian Anderson

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, from 1933 to 1945. She was an American political figure, diplomat and activist. Controversial for her outspokenness, particularly on civil rights, she was the first presidential spouse to hold regular press conferences, write a daily newspaper column and host a weekly radio show. She also pushed the United States to join and support the United Nations and became its first delegate.

Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, from 1933 to 1945. She was an American political figure, diplomat and activist. Controversial for her outspokenness, particularly on civil rights, she was the first presidential spouse to hold regular press conferences, write a daily newspaper column and host a weekly radio show. She also pushed the United States to join and support the United Nations and became its first delegate.

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson earned her sixth career Golden Globe nomination for her performance as Margaret Thatcher on The Crown. Previously, she won Emmy, Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards for her lead drama actress role as Dana Scully on The X-Files. She also received Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA® nominations for Bleak House, and won the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress thanks to her work in The House of Mirth. She has five career Emmy nominations and earned her seventh SAG Award nomination as well. Her other recent noteworthy credits include Sex Education, All About Eve, American Gods, The Fall, War & Peace, Hannibal and Great Expectations.

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