70 Celebrities Who are Actually Transgender People

by mick96890 | created - 12 May 2015 | updated - 14 Jun 2018 | 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

With various 'firsts' in her already impressive career, Laverne Cox is a three 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...

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 ...

4. Amanda Lepore

Actress | Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!

Amanda Lepore was born on November 21, 1967 in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, USA as Armand Lepore. She is an actress, known for Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008) and Another Gay Movie (2006).

5. Gigi Lazzarato

Producer | This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

Gigi Gorgeous is a YouTube star, transgender activist, author, television personality, actress, model and LGBTQ icon. She has nearly 8 million followers across her social platforms and almost half a billion views on her popular YouTube channel. Born Gregory Lazzarato and raised outside Toronto, ...

6. Carmen Carrera

Actress | Ricki and the Flash

Carmen Carrera was born on April 13, 1985 in New Jersey, USA as Christopher Roman. She is an actress, known for Ricki and the Flash (2015), Intuitions (2019) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1987). She has been married to Adrian Torres since December 9, 2015.

7. Lana Wachowski

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...

8. Lilly Wachowski

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, ...

9. Trace Lysette

Actress | Hustlers

Trace Lysette is an actress and producer, known for Hustlers (2019), Transparent (2014) and Colors of Ava.

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, known for Can't Stop the Music (1980), Jack and Jill (2011) and The Hungover Games (2014). She was previously married to Kris Jenner, Linda Thompson and Chrystie Jenner.

11. Alexis Arquette

Actress | Pulp Fiction

Alexis Arquette was born on July 28, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Arquette. She is known for her work on Pulp Fiction (1994), Bride of Chucky (1998) and Spun (2002). She died on September 11, 2016 in Los Angeles.

12. Isis King

Actress | When They See Us

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

13. Jazz Jennings

Director | Painting Leah

Jazz Jennings is known for her work on Painting Leah (2016), Bella Maddo (2010) and Denim (2019).

14. 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 ...

15. 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 ...

16. Our Lady J

Producer | Pose

Our Lady J is an Emmy Nominated writer and producer, currently writing on Ryan Murphy's Golden Globe ®-nominated 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 ...

17. Marsha P. Johnson

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...

18. Thomas Beatie

Self | Oprah: Where Are They Now?

Thomas Beatie was born in 1974 in Hawaii, USA as Tracy Lagondino. He is known for his work on Oprah: Where Are They Now? (2012), Secret Story (2007) and A Larceny Christmas (2019). He was previously married to Nancy Beatie.

19. Cassandra Cass

Actress | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Cassandra Cass is an actress, known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Tenderloin (2009) and What's the T? (2012).

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, ...

22. Estelle Asmodelle

Actress | Ai to heisei no iro - Otoko

Estelle Asmodelle was born on April 24, 1964 in Bowral, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress, writer and cinematographer, known for 24 Hour Playboy (1989) and Sleep Tight (2010). She trained under Lena Harris in Hollywood but lives in Australia.

A feature film script that she wrote, "...

23. Octavia St. Laurent

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), Paris Is Burning (1990) and Octavia Saint Laurent: Queen of the Underground (1993). She died on May 17, 2009 in Queens, New York City.

24. Candy Darling

Actress | Women in Revolt

Candy Darling was born on November 24, 1944 in Long Island, New York, USA as James Lawrence Slattery. She was an actress, known for Women in Revolt (1971), Flesh (1968) and Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972). She died on March 21, 1974 in New York City, New York.

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), Women in Revolt (1971) and Alibi (2007). She died on December 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

26. Andrea James

Producer | Transproofed

Andrea James was born on January 16, 1967 in the USA. She is a producer and director, known for Transproofed (2009), Transamerica (2005) and Casting Pearls (2007).

27. Sophia Lamar

Actress | Adam Green's Aladdin

Sophia Lamar is an actress and producer, known for Adam Green's Aladdin (2016), The Zanctuary (2016) and Candy Apple (2015).

28. Isley Reust

Actress | Alex Strangelove


(2017) Anything- Composer

(2016) Her Story- Composer Episode 1 & 5 (Emmy Nominated Series)


(2017) And Then There Was Eve "feature"

(2016) Mothers and Daughters "featuring Sharon Stone, Courtney Cox, Christina Ricci & Selma Blair"

(2016) The Forgotten "short"

(2016) Gem & Leo: As You Are "...

29. Hari Nef

Actress | Assassination Nation

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

30. Andreja Pejic

Actress | The Girl in the Spider's Web

Andreja Pejic was born on August 28, 1991 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina as Andrej Pejic. She is an actress, known for The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018), The Other Me (2019) and Fatih (2013).

32. 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).

33. Angelica Ross

Actress | Pose

Angelica Ross is an actress and producer, known for Pose (2018), Claws (2017) and American Horror Story (2011).

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...

35. Janet Mock

Producer | Pose

Janet Mock is a producer and writer, known for Pose (2018), Devs (2020) and The Politician (2019). She has been married to Aaron Tredwell since December 30, 2014.

36. Jen Richards

Actress | Her Story

Jen Richards is an actress and writer, known for Her Story (2015), Swim (2017) and Blindspot (2015).

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 ...

38. Jake Graf

Writer | Dusk

Jake Graf is a writer, director and actor based in London whose first six films have received a collective 57 awards.

Jake's first feature film is in development with MisFits Entertainment ('Alleycats'/'McQueen'). All of his films are used as educational tools in schools, prisons and universities ...

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 ...

41. Calpernia Addams

Actress | Transamerica

Calpernia Addams was born on February 20, 1971 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Transamerica (2005), Transproofed (2009) and Casting Pearls (2007).

42. Ts Madison

Actress | Trans-Me

Ts Madison was born on October 22, 1977 in Miami, Florida, USA as Madison Hinton. She is known for her work on Trans-Me, The Lady in the Locket (2017) and The Comedy Show Show (2016).

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 ...

44. Laith Ashley

Actor | Pose

Laith Ashley [De La Cruz] is an actor, model, singer/songwriter, and dancer,and activist of Dominican descent.

In 2017 he was the first transgender man to be featured in a Diesel campaign. Laith has been on the cover of countless magazines and has had featured stories published on countless others ...

45. Peppermint

Actor | Pose

Agnes Moore, known by her stage name Peppermint or Miss Peppermint, is an American actress, singer, television personality, drag queen, and activist. She is best known as a fixture in the New York City nightlife scene and as the runner-up on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. In 2018 ...

46. Gia Ichikawa

Actress | The Pit Stop

Gia Ichikawa was born as Scott Ichikawa. She is an actress and publicist, known for The Pit Stop (2016), Kygo & Chelsea Cutler: Not Ok (2019) and Whatcha Packin' (2014).

47. Kylie Sonique Love

Actress | The Pit Stop

Kylie Sonique Love is an actress, known for The Pit Stop (2016), RuPaul's Drag Race (2009) and RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! (2010).

48. Aydian Dowling

Self | Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Aydian Dowling is an actor, known for Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) and Man Enough (2017).

49. Jenna Talackova

Actress | The Switch

Jenna Talackova was born on October 15, 1988 in Vancouver, Canada as Walter Talackova. She is an actress, known for The Switch (2016), Behind the Dress (2014) and Brave New Girls (2014).

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 ...

51. Angel Qinan

Self | Act Like a Woman

Angel Qinan is an actress, known for Act Like a Woman (2018), Crossing Fingers (2018) and All or Nothing (2017).

52. Munroe Bergdorf

Actress | Almost Saw the Sunshine

Munroe Bergdorf is an actress and director, known for Almost Saw the Sunshine (2017), Fee (2017) and Mabel: OK (Anxiety Anthem) (2019).

53. Caroline Cossey

Self | Trans Rights Are Human Rights

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 ...

55. Marci Bowers

Actress | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Marci Bowers was born on January 18, 1958 in the USA.

56. Coccinelle

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 (1962) and The Dark Side of Porn (2005). She was married to Mario Heyns and Francis-Paul Bonnet. She died on October 9, 2006 in ...

57. Bibiana Fernández

Actress | Remando al viento

Bibiana Fernández was born on February 13, 1954 in Tánger, Morocco as Manuel Fernández Chica. She is an actress, known for Rowing with the Wind (1988), Matador (1986) and High Heels (1991). She was previously married to Asdrúbal Ametller.

58. April Ashley

Actress | Human

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...

59. Bambi

Self | Day of a Stripper

Bambi was born on November 11, 1935 in Isser, Algeria as Jean-Pierre Pruvot.

60. Hannah Winterbourne

Assistant_director | Listen

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 ...

61. Dominique Jackson

Actress | Pose

Dominique Jackson is an actress, known for Pose (2018), American Gods (2017) and Call Me (2015).

62. 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, they have appeared in Vogue and OUT, as well as assignments for GQ, Gucci and Christian Dior. ...

63. Mj Rodriguez

Actress | Pose

Mj Rodriguez is an actress, best known for her work in Nurse Jackie (2011), Carrie Diaries (2013), Dear Pauline (2014), new internet series [Blank] My Life (2016) and Netflix show Luke Cage (2016). She is also known 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 ...

65. Elsie De Jesus

Self | RuPaul's Drag Race

Born a biological male but publicly revealed on RuPaul's Drag Race (2009) (season 5, episode 2) that she self-identifies as a transgender woman.

66. Kenya Olivera

Self | RuPaul's Drag Race

Kenya Olivera was born on May 8, 1990 in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Omar Olivera Bonilla.

67. Bianca Castro

Actress | Pose

Bianca Castro was born as Paulo Arabejo. She is an actress, known for Pose (2018), Milkwater and Playing House (2014).

68. Stacy Jones

Actress | Out Life

Stacy Jones is an actress, known for Out Life (2011), RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (2012) and RuPaul's Drag Race (2009).

69. Lady Red Couture

Actress | Leave It on the Floor

Lady Red Couture is an actress, known for Leave It on the Floor (2011), Judge Lady Red (2015) and Jonny McGovern: Dickmatized (2011).

70. Christine Jorgensen

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 ...

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