'Impeachment: American Crime Story' Full Cast List: Meet the stars from the FX show
The series, which talks about Bill Clinton's impeachment, stars Sarah Paulson, Clive Owen and Annaleigh Ashford in pivotal roles
‘Impeachment’ became a hot topic of discussion during Donald Trump’s presidency and that’s when a lot of millennials got to know the real meaning behind it. However, it is worth noticing that Trump was not the first US President to face an impeachment trial during his reign. Presidents like Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton have also been impeached in the past.
But it was Clinton’s impeachment that made everyone realize that a president can be removed from his position if he is found guilty of misconduct, treason, or other high crimes. So, FX has taken the responsibility to let people know what exactly happened when Clinton was accused of misconduct during his presidency in ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’.
For the uninitiated, the former president of the United States was sued for sexual harassment by one of the civil servants named Paula Jones. Apart from an intriguing real-life premise, the show features an extraordinary cast filled with Hollywood biggies. Let’s take a look at the cast of ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’.
Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp
Paulson is one of the prominent names in the entertainment industry right now and has given many stellar performances in several projects. The actress is known for her roles in movies such as ’12 Years a Slave’ (2013), ‘Carol’ (2015), ‘Ocean’s 8’ (2018), and ‘Glass’ (2019). Apart from the aforementioned titles, the actress has been leading the ‘American Horror Story’ franchise with her various daunting roles.
Paulson has received several accolades for her impeccable acting. She has 3 Critics’ Choice Awards, 1 Golden Globe, 1 Primetime Emmy, and 1 Screen Actors Guild Award.
She will be playing the role of Linda Tripp in ‘Impeachment: American Story’. Tripp was a civil servant who played an important role in the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal in 1998.
Clive Owen as Bill Clinton
English actor Clive Owen gained prominence after starting his career through Television. However, it was the 2004 movie ‘Closer’ that brought him worldwide recognition. He was cast as Larry Gray in the movie and received a nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category at the Academy Awards. Apart from that, Owen won the Golden Globe and BAFTA for his role.
Owen was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in 'Hemingway & Gellhorn', in the category 'Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie'. The actor is also known for movies like ‘The International’, ‘Sin City’, ‘Hostage’, ‘Children of Men’ and ‘The Informer’.
Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones
Born in Denver, Colorado, Annaleigh Ashford began her professional acting career at the tender age of 9. She was cast in the theatre production titled ‘Ruthless’. By the age of 14, Ashford was already enjoying a lot of success in the world of theatre and appeared in plays such as ‘West Side Story’, ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Little Women’ and ‘Cinderella’. In 2005, she made her Broadway debut with ‘Feeling Electric’ and ‘Wicked’. Meanwhile, in 2007, she was part of the extremely popular ‘Legally Blonder: The Musical’.
In 2008, she made her feature film debut with ‘Sex and the City’ and voiced a troll in Disney’s ‘Frozen’. On the other hand, she has had successful stints on TV shows like ‘Law & Order’, ‘Nurse Jackie’, ‘Masters of Sex’ and ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’.
Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky
Feldstein is one of the brightest young talents working in Hollywood right now. She made her acting debut in 2002 with the TV show ‘My Wife and Kids’. However, it took her almost 15 years to get the recognition she deserved. In 2017, she appeared in the Oscar-nominated flick ‘Lady Bird’ along with Saoirse Ronan and garnered a lot of praise. The actress was nominated for a SAG award as well.
2019 turned out to be a massive year for Feldstein as she was given prominent roles in various projects like ‘Booksmart’, ‘What We Do in the Shadows’, and ‘How to Build a Girl’. Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut ‘Booksmart’ earned her a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Actress category.
Edie Falco as Hilary Clinton
Falco is best known for her roles in ventures like ‘The Sopranos’ (1999-2007), ‘Nurse Jackie’ (2009-2015), and ‘Horace & Pete’. The actress first gained recognition with the 1992 movie ‘Laws of Gravity’, for which she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. Meanwhile, ‘The Sopranos’ made her a household name and made her won 2 Golden Globe awards in the Best Actress – Television Series Drama category. Apart from that, she won 3 Primetime Emmys for her role on the TV show.
She has 2 Golden Globes, 4 Primetime Emmys, and 5 Screen Actors Guild awards to her name.
Excited about ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’? Catch the upcoming series of FX on Tuesday, September 7.