70 Celebrities Who are Actually Transgender Peopleby mick96890 | created - 12 May 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Maybe people you know, maybe people you don't know, just hoping this helps you to know them better and realize how talented and amazing they are! The list keeps growing.
1. Laverne Cox
Actress | Orange Is the New Black
Laverne Cox is a two-time Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer best known for her work on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series "Orange is The New Black" where she plays the ground breaking role of Sophia Burset. Laverne is the first Trans woman of color to have a leading role...
2. Erika Ervin
Actress | Amazon Proof Your Home
Erika Ervin, known professionally as Amazon Eve, tours the world modeling and making public appearances. At 6'8" without heels, Amazon Eve has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest model in the world in 2011. She grew up in a small town in central California and was ...
3. Chaz Bono
Actor | American Horror Story
Chaz Bono is an American character actor and the only child of famed entertainers Sonny and Cher. He is best known for work on American Horror Story.
An acclaimed author, Chaz has written three books including Transition, which was released by Dutton in May of 2011. Transition is his groundbreaking ...
Writer | The Matrix
Lana Wachowski and her sister Lilly Wachowski, (also known as 'The Wachowskis') are the duo behind ground-breaking movies such as The Matrix (1999) and Cloud Atlas (2012). Born to mother Lynne, a nurse, and father Ron, a businessman of Polish descent, Wachowski grew up in Chicago and formed a tight...
Writer | The Matrix
Director, writer and producer Lilly Wachowski was born in 1967 in Chicago as Andrew Wachowski, the son of Lynne, a nurse and painter and Ron, a businessman. Lilly was educated at Kellogg Elementary School in Chicago, before moving on to Whitney Young High School. After graduating from high school, ...
10. Caitlyn Jenner
Actress | Can't Stop the Music
Caitlyn Jenner was born on October 28, 1949 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA as William Bruce Jenner. She is an actress and producer, known for Can't Stop the Music (1980), Jack and Jill (2011) and The Fall Guy (1981). She was previously married to Kris Jenner, Linda Thompson and Chrystie Jenner.
14. Candis Cayne
Actress | Dirty Sexy Money
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 ...
15. Jamie Clayton
Actress | The Snowman
Jamie Clayton achieved acclaim for her work on HBO's Hung (2009), where she played the recurring role of Kyla in Season 3. Clayton stars in the Netflix television series Sense8 (2015), which follows the story of eight strangers who find themselves growing mentally and emotionally connected, Clayton...
16. Our Lady J
Producer | Pose
Our Lady J is a writer and producer on Ryan Murphy's dance-musical TV series "Pose." After a career of making music in both the pop and classical worlds (Sia, American Ballet Theatre, Mark Morris Dance Group), Our Lady J transitioned to writing and producing on the Golden Globe ® and Emmy ® -...
Soundtrack | The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
Stonewall Uprising warrior, Andy Warhol model, and the Mayor of Christopher Street - pioneering gay rights activist, AIDS activist and drag mother Marsha P. Johnson was both enigmatic and unforgettable.
Multiple documentaries have been made about Johnson, featuring interviews with family and friends...
20. Yasmine Petty
Actress | Dragula
Describing Yasmine Petty as a Model, Actress, Muse, Photographer, Entrepreneur, and Icon Barely scrapes the surface.
She may look like a living doll on the outside, but beneath her beauty she embodies equal parts intellect, ambition, and drive. This modern day icon tears down pretense and prejudice ...
21. Jackie Curtis
Actor | Women in Revolt
Jackie's friendship and professional association with Andy Warhol began in the mid-1960s. He appeared in director Paul Morrissey's Women in Revolt (1971) with Candy Darling and Holly Woodlawn and Flesh (1968) with Joe Dallesandro and Candy Darling, presented by Andy Warhol. For these unique films, ...
Actress | The Saint of Fort Washington
Octavia St. Laurent was born on March 16, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Saint of Fort Washington (1993), Octavia Saint Laurent: Queen of the Underground (1993) and How Do I Look (2006). She died on May 17, 2009 in Queens, New York City.
25. Holly Woodlawn
Actress | Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers
Holly Woodlawn was born on October 26, 1946 in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico as Haraldo Santiago Franceschi Rodriguez Danhakl. She was an actress, known for Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers (1972), Trash (1970) and Alibi (2007). She died on December 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
28. Isley Reust
Composer | Anything
Isley Reust is a Los Angeles based actress, musician & producer. Isley is a transgender woman who is breaking boundaries in the music and TV world. She has a guest role in the new movie Mothers and Daughters staring Sharon Stone, Courtney Cox, Christina Ricci & Selma Blair that came out in 2016. ...
31. Van Barnes
Van Barnes is an actress and producer, known for You Will Never Ever Be a Woman. You Must Live the Rest of Your Days Entirely as a Man, and You Will Only Grow More Masculine with Each Passing Year. There Is No Way Out. (2008), Transparent (2014) and This Is Me (2015).
34. Zackary Drucker
Producer | Transparent
Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer...
37. Mimi Marks
Actress | Migrating Forms
Mimi Marks is recognized as one of the world's most beautiful transsexual actress/models. She performs in a cabaret club, The Baton, in Chicago Illinois and travels the country for appearances and performances.
Accepted by the mainstream, Mimi has been offered many opportunities in Hollywood and is ...
39. Ian Harvie
Actor | Mistresses
Ian Harvie was born on May 28, 1968 in Portland, Maine, USA. He is comedian and actor.
Harvie is a known for being a groundbreaking transgender comedian and was Margaret Cho's opening act from 2006-2009. He has since become a cross-country headliner unafraid to joke about subjects no other comedian ...
40. 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 ...
43. Arisce Wanzer
Actress | Cheetah in August
Arisce Wanzer is a transgender American model and actress currently residing in Hollywood, California. She is best known for her spread in Vogue Germany and Opening Ceremony video campaign. She has walked in Miami Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Latin Fashion Week, and L.A. Fashion Week. Her ...
50. Buck Angel
Actor | Buck Off
Born as Susan in Los Angeles, California, USA, Buck Angel is a transgender adult film actor and producer and as well as trans right activist and sex educator. After many years marked by gender dysphoria, suicide attempt and alcohol and drugs consumption, Angel begun his gender reassignment therapy ...
53. Caroline Cossey
Actress | The Power Station: Some Like It Hot
Caroline Cossey (whose professional name is Tula) was born on August 31, 1954 in Brooke, England, United Kingdom, with male sex organs, under the name Barry Cossey. Throughout her teenage years, even though anatomically she was a male, she was extremely feminine, tall, very thin, and often was ...
Actress | Días de viejo color
Coccinelle was born on August 23, 1931 in Paris, France as Jacques Charles Dufresnoy. She is known for her work on Días de viejo color (1968), Los viciosos (1964) and The Dark Side of Porn (2005). She was married to Mario Heyns and Francis-Paul Bonnet. She died on October 9, 2006 in ...
58. April Ashley
Self | I Am a Woman Now
April Ashley was born a boy in 1935 and christened George Jamieson. His father was a sailor in the British Royal Navy during WWII with an affinity for drink who sired 10 children in quick succession. George(April) was frail, with a calcium deficiency and refused to eat most food or drink his school...
Self | Headspace
Captain Hannah Winterbourne is a 29 year old Officer of the British Army serving with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
In 2013 Hannah came out as a transgender woman and became the highest ranking transgender soldier within the British Army. As part of the Army LGBT Forum, she became ...
62. Indya Moore
Actress | Saturday Church
Indya Moore is an actor, 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 ...
63. Mj Rodriguez
Actress | Saturday Church
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 ...
64. Hailie Sahar
Actress | Pose
A native to Los Angeles, Hailie Sahar started her career at an early age as a SparKid dancer for the WNBA Sparks. Fast forward to 2018, Hailie will soon be seen in FX's upcoming drama, Pose, as a series regular.
Hailie's film debut was in the musical Leave It On the Floor, and she soon snagged her ...
Writer | The Christine Jorgensen Story
George William Jorgensen, a Danish-American army veteran, wiped the news about the successful testing of the H-Bomb off of the front page of newspapers when - after a two-year hiatus in Denmark - he returned to the United States in late 1952 as Christine Jorgensen. George-Christine was not the ...