Dani­ielle hot for Hollywood

The Sunday Times - - NEWS -

WENTWORTH star Dani­ielle Alexis is head­ing to Hollywood.

The Perth-born ac­tor re­vealed to Con­fi­den­tial she has signed to talent man­age­ment com­pany ATN En­ter­tain­ment.

Alexis said she is the first Aus­tralian-born trans­gen­der woman to be signed to a Hollywood act­ing man­age­ment com­pany.

“It’s a huge achieve­ment what I’m do­ing over there,” Alexis said.

The ac­tor and BHP con­trac­tor is plan­ning to move to the US next year.

Alexis is back in her home­town for

Pride, which takes place in North­bridge on November 24.

A fa­mil­iar face to many in WA’s LGBTQ com­mu­nity, she is rep­re­sent­ing the Court Ho­tel on its pa­rade float and at its af­ter party.

The 30-year-old tran­si­tioned from male to fe­male when she was 18.

She said she had seen a mas­sive shift in how so­ci­ety treated trans­gen­der peo­ple from when she first tran­si­tioned.

“Twelve years ago it was a dif­fer­ent world, no one knew what trans was, re­ally,” Alexis said.

“When I would say to guys I was trans­gen­der, they would say, ‘what is that?’

“And they would think I was ly­ing, so I have re­ally seen the worst of it and I have also seen how far it’s come.”

She cred­its high-pro­file ac­tors Cait­lyn Jen­ner and Lav­erne Cox for in­spir­ing her to fol­low her act­ing dreams.

“They were ac­tu­ally the two rea­sons that gave me the strength to come out in my own coun­try and start my own legacy,” Alexis said.

Pic­ture: Daniel Wilkins

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