Diary of a Future President

Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

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“Diary of a Future President” is a live-action comedy-drama television series that premiered on Disney+ on January 17, 2020. The show was created by Ilana Peña.

The series follows the life of Elena Cañero-Reed (played by Tess Romero), a 12-year-old Cuban-American girl who lives in Miami. Elena is an intelligent and ambitious middle school student who dreams of becoming the future president of the United States. To achieve her goal, she starts writing a diary, documenting her experiences, thoughts, and aspirations as she navigates the challenges of adolescence.

The show uses a dual narrative structure, alternating between Elena’s middle school life and her future self, played by Gina Rodriguez, reflecting on her journey and experiences as an adult. Gina Rodriguez also serves as an executive producer for the series.

“Diary of a Future President” explores relatable themes such as family, friendship, self-discovery, and the struggles of adolescence. The show highlights Elena’s experiences as a young girl from an immigrant family and the influence of her supportive and loving mother, Gabi (played by Selenis Leyva), and her older brother, Bobby (played by Charlie Bushnell).

Throughout the series, Elena faces everyday challenges, experiences her first crush, and learns valuable life lessons, all while maintaining her determination to achieve her dreams of becoming president.

The show has been praised for its diverse representation, positive messages, and heartwarming storytelling. It appeals to viewers of all ages, offering a mix of humor, drama, and inspiration.

“Diary of a Future President” showcases the aspirations and resilience of a young girl with big dreams, emphasizing the importance of self-belief and the support of family in pursuing one’s goals.

As a family-friendly series on Disney+, “Diary of a Future President” continues to resonate with viewers for its authentic portrayal of the complexities of growing up and the enduring hope for a better future.

Additional Details:

  • Year of Debut: 2020
  • Year of Finale: 2021
  • Type of Series: Live-Action
  • TV Channel/Platform: Disney+
  • IMDB Link


  • Tess Romero – 12 year old Elena
  • Charlie Bushnell – Elena’s brother
  • Selenis Leyva – Gabi
  • Michael Weaver – Sam
  • Gina Rodriguez – Adult Elena


  • Executive Producers: Gina Rodriguez and Emily Gipson
  • Writer: Ilana Pena
  • Showrunner: Robin Shorr

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