Katie Homes Will Star as Jackie Kennedy

Katie-Holmes-2009Former teen drama star Katie Holmes will star as one of the most popular First Ladies in the United States history.

Holmes, 31, will be starring as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in an eight hour mini-series The Kennedys for History Channel. It will premiere on 2011. The announcement came from the channel itself Wednesday, April 28.

She will star opposite Greg Kinnear who will play President John F. Kennedy. Other stars in the cast are Barry Pepper as Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Tom Wilkinson as Joe Kennedy Sr.

The actress is not new to the small screen. She previously starred and gained popularity playing the character Joey Potter in the hit teen drama series Dawson’s Creek. Her most notable film to date is playing the romantic interest of Christian Bale in Batman Begins. She is married to popular actor Tom Cruise with whom she has a daughter.

Jackie Kennedy, despite being a first lady for only almost three years, is one of the most popular and iconic presidential spouse. She died in 1994 at the age of 64.