Directed by Steven Spielberg, “The Post” had a limited release in the United States on Dec. 22, Friday, in the United States. It stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee and Kay Graham, respectively.
Written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, “The Post” is about The Washington Post and The New York Times journalists who published the Pentagon Papers about the involvement of the U.S. government during the Vietnam War in the 1970s. Here are 13 interesting co-actors of Streep and Hanks in the historical drama political thriller:
- Sarah Paulson, 43, as Tony Bradlee
Paulson has been in a relationship with Holland Taylor since 2015. From 2004 to 2009, the former dated Cherry Jones.
- Bob Odenkirk, 55, as Ben Bagdikian
Odenkirk has been married to Naomi Yomtov since 1997. The have two children, Nathan Odenkirk and Erin Odenkirk.
- Matthew Rhys, 43, as Daniel Ellsberg
Rhys was born and raised in Cardiff, Wales. He and Keri Russell have a son named Sam Rhys.
- Alison Brie, 35, as Lally Graham
Born in Hollywood, California, Brie is of Dutch, English, German, Norwegian and Scottish descent. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting from California Institute of the Arts.
- Sonny Valicenti, 31, as Tony Russo
Valicenti also received a BFA degree in acting from California Institute of the Arts. He is originally from Barrington, Illinois, Valicenti but currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
- Coral Peña, 30, as Nancy
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Harlem, New York, Peña graduated from Tisch School of the Arts. In an interview with Remezcla, she said everyone in “The Post” treated her like she was part of the main cast and revealed that she has a scene with Streep in the film.
- Juliana Davies, 6, as Katherine
Davies was in a commercial campaign for American Express with Tina Fey. The former is the daughter of soccer player Sean Davies and Christina Davies.
- Lauren Lim Jackson, 30, as an Eastern Air stewardess
Jackson is a Harvard University graduate with a Sociology degree and a secondary degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality studies. She is of Filipino, Chinese and African-American descent.
- Brett Diggs, 29, as a G.I.
Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Diggs currently lives in New York City. She went to the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film.
- Theis Weckesser, 36, as a military advisor
Weckesser studied Acting and Music Theater at Penn State University. He also had an acting training with Jim Bonney.
- Brett Smith, 35, a platoon leader
Smith played a detective Beyoncé puts a on a private show for in the music video of her 2011 song “Dance for You.” Beyoncé co-wrote the song with Christopher Stewart and Terius Nash.
- Odiseas Georgiadis, 20, as protest singer
Georgiadis was born in West Africa to Ghanaian and Greek parents but his family moved to Brooklyn when he was six years old. He auditioned in the third and 13th seasons of “The Voice” but did not make it in both seasons.
- Sasha Spielberg, 27, as a woman with package
Sasha is first child of Steven and Capshaw together. As a musician, Sasha performs in an indie band called Wardell with her brother Theo Spielberg.
Both Steven and Streep have three Academy Awards while Hanks has two Oscars. Spielberg and Streep were with their respective spouses, Kate Capshaw and Don Gummer, during a recent private dinner with Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the Mermaid Room of Fiola Mare, a restaurant in Washington, D.C., The Washington Post reported.
“The Post” will have its wide release on Jan. 12, 2018. Watch the trailer here: