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Shirley Movie Details:

CountryUnited States
Language English
GenreHistorical, Biographical, Drama
Release DateMarch 22, 2024
Running Time1hr 57min
Age ratingPG-13
CastRegina King
Lance Reddick
Terrence Howard
Lucas Hedges
Directed by John Ridley
Written byJohn Ridley
Produced byJohn Ridley
Elizabeth Haggard
Regina King
Reina King
Anikah McLaren
Cinematography by Ramsey Nickell
Edited by JoAnne Yarrow
Music byTamar-kali
Production CompaniesParticipant
Royal Ties Productions
Distributor Netflix

Shirley Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Regina King as Shirley Chisholm
  • Lance Reddick as Wesley McDonald “Mac” Holder
  • Terrence Howard as Arthur Hardwick Jr.
  • Lucas Hedges as Robert Gottlieb
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell as Stanley Townsend
  • Christina Jackson as Barbara Lee
  • Michael Cherrie as Conrad Chisholm
  • Dorian Missick as Ron Dellums
  • Amirah Vann as Diahann Carroll
  • W. Earl Brown as George Wallace
  • Brad James as Huey P. Newton
  • Reina King as Muriel St. Hill
  • André Holland as Walter Fauntroy


The intimate portrayal of trailblazing political icon Shirley Chisholm, the first Black Congresswoman and the first Black woman to run for President of the U.S, and the cost of accomplishment for Shirley herself. This film will tell the story of Chisholm’s boundary-breaking and historic presidential campaign, based on exclusive and extensive conversations with family, friends, and those who knew her best.

About Shirley Movie:

Shirley is an American historical biographical drama film written, directed, and produced by John Ridley. The film stars Regina King, Lance Reddick, Terrence Howard, Lucas Hedges, and W. Earl Brown.

In February 2021, it was announced that a biographical film based on the life and career of Shirley Chisholm was in development. Filming began on December 7, 2021, in Cincinnati.

The final appearance of Lance Reddick before his death

Shirley was released on Netflix on March 22, 2024.


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