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Annette Bening, Narrator

 
It is incredibly important that we talk about how we as Americans engage with the rest of the world. The Peace Corps has been sending people to countries across the globe for almost 60 years, and many Americans don’t even know that it still exists. I am so glad that I can help tell this important story now when it feels more relevant than ever.
— Annette Bening
 

Annette Bening is a four-time Academy Award nominee, two-time Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner. Most recently, Bening appeared in Dan Fogelman’s LIFE ITSELF alongside Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde, as well as Michael Mayer’s film adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play THE SEAGULL with Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss and Corey Stoll. Upcoming projects include Christoph Waltz’s directorial debut GEORGETOWN, with Waltz and Vanessa Redgrave; and William Nicholson’s HOPE GAP opposite Bill Nighy.

Additional film credits include CAPTAIN MARVEL, FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL, 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, RULES DON’T APPLY, DANNY COLLINS, THE SEARCH, THE FACE OF LOVE, RUBY SPARKS, GIRL MOST LIKELY, GINGER & ROSA, THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, MOTHER AND CHILD, BEING JULIA, AMERICAN BEAUTY, IN DREAMS, THE SIEGE, THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, MARS ATTACKS!, RICHARD III, LOVE AFFAIR, BUGSY, REGARDING HENRY, THE GRIFTERS, GUILTY BY SUSPICION, VALMONT, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, and THE GREAT OUTDOORS.

On stage, Bening will next star in Gregory Mosher’s Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s classic ALL MY SONS, alongside Tracy Letts. She was last seen on stage in Audible’s presentation of HAVE A NICE DAY at the Minetta Lane Theatre in October 2018. Previous stage credits include the Public Theater’s 2014 Shakespeare in the Park production of KING LEAR; RUTH DRAPER MONOLOGUES at Geffen Playhouse; Anton Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD at Mark Taper Forum; Alan Bennett’s TALKING HEADS at Tiffany Theater; Henrik Ibsen’s HEDDA GABLER at Geffen Playhouse; and MEDEA at UCLA.

Bening received a Tony Award nomination and won the Clarence Derwent Award for Outstanding Debut Performance of the Season for her role in COASTAL DISTURBANCES.

Bening graduated from San Francisco State University and trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco until she joined the acting company.