'Amend: The Fight For America' Full Cast List: Meet Will Smith, Helen Hunt, Samuel L Jackson and rest of the stars from Netflix's docuseries
The docuseries is filled with Hollywood biggies and it talks about why the 14th Amendment of the Constitution is necessary for Americans
Netflix is set to give a history lesson to all the viewers with its new docuseries titled ‘Amend: The Fight for America’ featuring Will Smith as the host. No points for guessing that the docuseries will be talking about the political situation in the United States and why the 14th Amendment of the Constitution is necessary for the people residing in the nation.
The six-part documentary talks about the amendment in 1968 which promised liberty and equal protection for everyone residing in the nation. According to the US Constitution, the 14th Amendment reads: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
It also offers insights from contemporary thought leaders and experts such as Martin Luther King Jr, Frederick Douglas, Ruth Bade Ginsburg and Andrew Johnson. Apart from Will Smith, the series is filled with all the biggies of the entertainment industry such as Samuel L Jackson, Mahershala Ali, Diane Lane, Pedro Pascal, Helen Hunt, Yara Shahidi and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Let’s take a look at the full cast of the series.
Will Smith (Host)
One of the most prolific actors of all time, Will Smith will be hosting the show based on the history of the US Constitution. The actor has appeared in more than 85 projects in his illustrious career and has been nominated for two Academy Awards.
He started his career as a musician and then transitioned himself into an actor by appearing in TV shows such as ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ and ‘Blossom’. His film credit includes ‘Bad Boys’, ‘Independence Day’, ‘Hitch’, ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’, ‘Concussion’, ‘Suicide Squad’, ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Bad Boys for Life’.
Samuel L Jackson
Jackson needs no introduction. The veteran actor has been a force to be reckoned with since the beginning and gained prominence with his iconic roles in movies such as ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ in the early '90s. The notable personality has achieved almost everything in his illustrious career. In recent years, Jackson has been quite vocal about the political situations in the US, especially the Black Lives Matter movement.
‘Against the Wall’, ‘A Time to Kill’, ‘Jackie Brown’, ‘Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones’, ‘Kill Bill Vol. 2’, ‘Iron Man’, ‘The Avengers’, ‘Django Unchained’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ are some of the high-end projects he has appeared in a career that has spanned for over four decades.
The Oscar-winning actress has been a part of the industry since 1973 and received the golden statuette in 1998 for her role in the movie ‘As Good As It Gets’. Apart from that, she has been a recipient of four Golden Globes and four Primetime Emmys.
Hunt has always been inclined toward the Democrats when it comes to politics. She also appears on a National Rifle Association list of gun control advocates and on another list compiled by same-sex marriage advocacy groups of Marriage Equality Supporters. The actress has also shown her support for many environmental causes. In 2013, she attended an event by Golden Green that raises awareness about climate change.
Ali has become one of the most critically-acclaimed actors in recent times. The actor has appeared in several TV shows but gained prominence in 2016 with his role in ‘Moonlight’. He portrayed the character of a drug dealer Juan in the film and won the Oscar for best supporting actor, becoming the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award. He received his second Oscar for his portrayal of Don Shirley in the movie ‘Green Book’.
In 2019, Ali opened up about how he would always remain conscious about the way he dressed during his younger days. He said: “How people would react to a large, fairly muscular, dark-skinned black man – I would be so conscious of it and it would upset me. It would affect my energy for the rest of the day. So in order to protect me from having to manage other people’s fear, I would do things to preempt that. And so many black people around the world do this.”
Ali opposed Donald Trump during his tenure as the President and supported the Black Lives Matter movement as well.
Born on January 22, 1965, as Diane Colleen Lane, the actress made her screen debut in George Roy Hill's 1979 film ‘A Little Romance’. However, she is still known for her role in the 2002 movie ‘Unfaithful’, which made her earn nominations in the best actress category at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Award ceremonies.
Lane has starred in many films including ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains’, ‘Murder at 1600’, ‘Chaplin’, ‘Inside Out’, ‘Trumbo’ and ‘Man of Steel’.
Born in Chile, José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal is considered to be one of the most promising talents in Hollywood right now. The actor gained prominence for portraying Oberyn Martell on the fourth season of 'Game of Thrones'. Recently, he played the role of Maxwell Lord in Patty Jenkins' 'Wonder Woman 1984' and garnered universal acclaim for his acting.
One of the most underrated actors in the industry right now, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is truly an actor par excellence. He has since starred in ‘500 Days of Summer’, ‘Inception’, ‘50/50’, ‘Premium Rush’, ‘Miracle at St. Anna’, ‘The Brothers Bloom’, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, ‘Brick’, ‘Looper’, ‘The Lookout’, ‘Manic’, ‘Lincoln’, ‘Mysterious Skin’ and ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’.
He has always been an activist and believes activism runs in his blood. Recently, the actor also shared that the BLM movement is changing the US.
The 21-year-old actress is known for her role as the eldest daughter Zoey Johnson on the comedy series 'Black-ish’ and its spin-off series ‘Grown-ish’. Time Magazine also included her on 'The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016' list. She is known for her activism and has formed a company called Eighteen x 18, a platform to encourage her peers to vote for the very first time in the US presidential elections that took place last year.
Her activism was first noticed by former first lady Michelle Obama, who wrote her a letter of recommendation to Harvard University.
Excited about the show? The first two episodes of ‘Amend: The Fight for America’ are now streaming on Netflix.