You know her from "Gossip Girl," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and "Harriet the Spy," but chances are that you still won't recognize Michelle Trachtenberg in the photo above, as she portrays Marina Oswald in National Geographic Channel's upcoming movie "Killing Kennedy."
Trachtenberg is shown holding the young actress who plays one of Marina's two daughters, June and Audrey, her children with Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar), the man who was assassinated himself before he could be tried for the assassination of John F. Kennedy.Photo by Kent Eanes/National Geographic Channels
Rothhaar played Jason Alexander's son in the short-lived 2004-05 CBS comedy "Listen Up!" and has made guest appearances on "CSI" and its two spinoff series, "CSI: Miami" and "CSI: NY."
Marina Oswald Porter with her daughter. (Shel Hershorn/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
"Parks and Recreation" star Rob Lowe portrays Kennedy in the movie, which will air on NatGeo in November, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of Kennedy.
[Photo: See Rob Lowe as JFK]
"Once Upon a Time" star Ginnifer Goodwin stars as Jackie Kennedy in the movie, which is based on the bestselling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.
[Photo: See Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie O]
Russian-born Marina Oswald, who remarried and gave birth to two sons after her first husband's death, remained in the United States after the Kennedy assassination and became a U.S. citizen in 1989. She has since said she believes Lee Harvey Oswald did not kill John F. Kennedy.
Lee Harvey Oswald moments before he was shot. (CSU Archives/Everett Collection)
Marina Oswald has previously been portrayed by Beata Pozniak in Oliver Stone's film "JFK" and by Helena Bonham Carter in the 1993 NBC TV movie "Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald."
Lee Harvey Oswald has previously been played onscreen by Gary Oldman in "JFK," Frank Whaley ("Born on the Fourth of July") in "Fatal Deception," and "Sex and the City" and "White Collar" star Willie Garson on episodes of "Quantum Leap" and "MADtv."