Barack Obama has asked Sex and the City’s Sarah Jessica Parker to be one of his advisers on the arts.
Other Hollywood names, including Oscar-winner Forest Whittaker and Desperate Housewives star Alfre Woodward, are among 25 new appointees to his arts and humanities committee.
He also wants Anna Wintour, London-born editor of Vogue and cellist Yo-yo Ma.
New committee members will also be asked to nominate projects that encourage ordinary Americans to take an interest in the arts.
First Lady Michelle Obama, chairman of the committee, has said: “Arts define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.”