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The Golden Globe Award winning actress will portray Kathleen Blanco, the Governor of Louisiana during and after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, in the second installment of the FX anthology drama series.



Annette Bening The Kids Are All Right
February 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA — Golden Globe Award winning actress Annette Bening has been cast in "Katrina: American Crime Story," the second installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Bening, who has also been nominated for an Emmy Award and four Academy Awards, will portray Kathleen Blanco, the Governor of Louisiana during and after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson serve as executive producers on "Katrina: American Crime Story," which is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

The first installment, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," was nominated for 22 Emmy Awards and won nine, including Outstanding Limited Series. "The People v. O.J. Simpson" also won two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television; four Critics' Choice Awards, including Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series; and was named an AFI Television Program of the Year.

"The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" was the most critically acclaimed program of 2016 and was both cable's most-watched new scripted series of the year in all key demos and FX's most-watched series ever with 13.9 million viewers on average per episode across all linear and digital platforms.

Annette Bening is a four-time Academy Award nominee, two-time Golden Globe-winner, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner. She was last seen in Warren Beatty's "Rules Don't Apply" and stars in A24's "20th Century Women," directed by Mike Mills. Also upcoming is Michael Mayer's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play "The Seagull" and Paul McGuigan's "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool."

Additional film credits include "Danny Collins," "The Search," "The Face of Love," "Ruby Sparks," "Girl Most Likely," "Ginger & Rosa," "The Kids Are Alright," "Mother and Child," "Being Julia," "American Beauty," "In Dreams," "The Siege," "The American President," "Mars Attacks!", "Richard III," "Love Affair," "Bugsy," "Regarding Henry," "The Grifters," "Guilty by Suspicion," "Valmont," "Postcards from the Edge" and "The Great Outdoors."

Bening was last seen on stage in Public Theater's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park production of "King Lear." Additional theater credits include "Ruth Draper Monologues" at Geffen Playhouse, Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" at Mark Taper Forum, Alan Bennett's "Talking Heads" at Tiffany Theater, Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" at Geffen Playhouse, and "Medea" at UCLA. Bening received a Tony Award nomination and won the Clarence Derwent Award for Outstanding Debut Performance of the Season for her role in "Coastal Disturbances." Bening graduated from San Francisco State University and trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco until she joined the acting company.
 



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