The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. Told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks' daughter, Deborah Lacks, the film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever.

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Cast

Oprah Winfrey
as Deborah Lacks
Rose Byrne
as Rebecca Skloot
Renee Elise Goldsberry
as Henrietta Lacks
Rocky Carroll
as Sonny Lacks
Courtney B. Vance
as Sir Lord Keenan Kester Cofield
Reg E. Cathey
as Zakariyya Lacks
Reed Birney
as Dr. George Gey
Byron Jennings
as Dr. Victor McKusick
John Douglas Thompson
as Lawrence Lacks
Adriane Lenox
as Barbara Lacks
Roger Robinson
as Day Lacks
Gabriel Ebert
as Dr. Christoph Lengauer
Peter Gerety
as Paul Lurz
Kyanna Simone Simpson
as Young Deborah Lacks
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