Transgender Actresses

by daisia-lewis | created - 06 Feb 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

A list of transgender actresses in Hollywood.

1. Alexandra Grey


Alexandra Elisha Grey was born in Chicago, Illinois. Raised in seven foster homes, she was determined to not be a stereotype and to always follow her dreams of making it on the big screen. After high-school, she relocated to California where she began studying Theater at California State University...

2. Laverne Cox

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

With various 'firsts' in her already impressive career, Laverne Cox is a two time Emmy-nominated actress, Emmy winning documentary film producer and a prominent equal rights advocate. Laverne's groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series "Orange is The ...

3. Mj Rodriguez

Actress | Pose

Mj Rodriguez is an actress, best know for her works in Nurse Jackie (2011), Carrie Diaries (2013), Dear Pauline(2014) New Inernet Series [Blank] My Life (2016) and up coming Netflix show Luke Cage (2016). She is also know for her Musical Theater credit as Angel Dumont Schunard in the Original ...

4. Amiyah Scott

Actress | Star

Amiyah Scott is an actress, known for Star (2016).

5. Indya Moore

Actress | Pose

Indya Moore is an actress, writer, director, model, social activist and founder of Beetlefruit Media, Inc., a production company focused on storytelling in various mediums. Born and raised in the Bronx, she has appeared in Vogue and OUT, as well as assignments for GQ, Gucci and Christian Dior. Over...

6. Candis Cayne

Actress | To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar

Candis was born as Brendan McDaniel in Hawaii. Brendan transitioned to Candis Cayne and became one of the United States' most popular and sought-after transgender actresses. Candis first made a name for herself at the famed NYC gay hot-spot "Boy Bar", where her performances drew raves. A ...

7. Jamie Clayton

Actress | Sense8

Jamie Clayton's big break was playing Kyla on Season Three of the hit HBO series Hung alongside Thomas Jane. After her multi-episode arc on HUNG, Jamie joined actors Mary Lynn Rajskub and Hank Harris as a lead in the Emmy winning digital series, Dirty Work, playing crime scene cleanup maven ...

8. Mya Taylor

Actress | Tangerine

Mya Jeanette Taylor is an American actor/singer. She is a rising transgender woman in the entertainment business well known for her leading role in Sean Baker's film Tangerine (2015). Her career began its rise when the film became one of the biggest films at the 2015 Sundance Festival. It will be ...

9. Trace Lysette

Actress | Transparent

Trace Lysette is an actress and producer, known for Transparent (2014), Colors of Ava and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).

10. Jen Richards

Actress | Her Story

Jen Richards is an actress and writer, known for Her Story (2015), Swim (2017) and There You Are (2019).

11. Angelica Ross

Actress | Claws

Angelica Ross is an actress and composer, known for Claws (2017), Her Story (2015) and Danger & Eggs (2015).

12. Rain Valdez

Actress | Ryans

Rain Valdez is known for her work on Ryans (2017), Transparent (2014) and Lopez (2016).

13. Isis King

Actress | Shameless

Isis King was born as Darrell Walls. She is an actress and producer, known for Shameless (2011), The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) and When They See Us (2019).

14. Roxy Wood

Actress | Supergirl

Roxy Wood is an actress, known for Supergirl (2015), Grace and Frankie (2015) and 2 Broke Girls (2011).

15. Jazzmun

Actor | Blast from the Past

Originally from San Diego, California, Jazzmun made her first national television appearance on the 1980s talent variety show Puttin' on the Hits (1984), in which she split her body half in male drag and half in female drag, lip-syncing as a "duet". Finding work immediately after that appearance ...

16. Ivory Aquino

Actress | When We Rise

Ivory Aquino is an actress, known for When We Rise (2017), Tales of the City (2019) and When They See Us (2019).

17. Harmony Santana

Actress | Gun Hill Road

Harmony Santana is an American film actress. She is most noted for her appearance in the 2011 film Gun Hill Road, for which she garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and became the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for a major acting award in ...

18. Carmen Carrera

Actress | Ricki and the Flash

Carmen Carrera was born in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, USA as Christopher Roman. She is an actress, known for Ricki and the Flash (2015), Prescience and The Bold and the Beautiful (1987). She has been married to Adrian Torres since December 9, 2015.

19. Alexandra Billings

Actress | Transparent

Alexandra Billings was born on March 28, 1962 in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Transparent (2014), Socket (2007) and Eli Stone (2008).

20. Shakina Nayfack

Actress | Jessica Jones

Originally from Southern California, Shakina is a performer, director, writer, producer, and social activist living in New York City. She is most known for her work as Lola on the Hulu comedy series Difficult People (seasons 2 and 3) and as the Founding Artistic Director of Musical Theatre Factory,...

21. Hari Nef

Actress | Assassination Nation

Hari Nef is an actress, known for Assassination Nation (2018), You (2018) and Transparent (2014).

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