Shirley cast: Who stars alongside Regina King in the Netflix biopic?

Find out who stars in the gripping biographical drama film Shirley, recently released on Netflix!
Los Angeles Premiere Of Netflix's "Shirley"
Los Angeles Premiere Of Netflix's "Shirley" / Aliah Anderson/GettyImages

Netflix is constantly working to be viewers' favorite streaming service, and with its latest addition Shirley, a biographical drama film that chronicles the story of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress, it may have secured its spot!

Released on March 22, 2024, Shirley directed by John Ridley, who won an Oscar for the screenplay of 12 Years a Slave, is a must-watch biopic. The official synopsis, as per IMDb, reads:

"Shirley Chisholm makes a trailblazing run for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination after becoming the first Black woman elected to Congress."


The film saw Oscar-winning actress Regina King, known for Boyz n the Hood, Jerry Maguire, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Watchmen, step into the shoes of Shirley Chisholm and tell her trailblazing 1972 presidential campaign story.

If you're curious as to who else starts alongside Regina King, then you're in the right place! Join us as we reveal the full cast list and more below!

Who is the cast of Shirley?

Simone Agoussoye, Brianna Pippens, Ija Charles, Joshua Love, Regina King, Keila Strong, Faith Hudgens
'Shirley' Los Angeles Premiere / Charley Gallay/GettyImages

As mentioned above, the talented Regina King takes on the inspiring role of Shirley Chisholm in this biographical masterpiece. Joining her are a stellar ensemble including Lance Reddick, Lucas Hedges, Terrence Howard, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. But the star power doesn't stop there! IMDb has also highlighted a range of other talented actors who contribute to the richness of the story:

  • Michael Cherrie as Conrad Chisholm
  • Christina Jackson as Barbara Lee
  • André Holland as Walter Fauntroy
  • Dorian Missick as Ron Dellums
  • Reina King as Muriel St. Hill
  • Amirah Vann as Diahann Caroll
  • W. Earl Brown as George Wallace
  • Brad James as Huey Newton
  • Charlene Willis as Ruby St. Hill
  • Ken Strunk as Congressman McCormack
  • Becca Kravitz as Beth
  • Cory Hardin as Klosterman
  • Rob Grant as Arnold Pinkney

With such a diverse and talented cast, Shirley promises to be an unforgettable cinematic experience, shedding light on the remarkable journey of Shirley Chisholm and those who stood alongside her.

Get a glimpse of the incredible cast in action by watching the official trailer for Shirley below:

Shirley is now streaming on Netflix so don't miss out, watch it now!

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