FIVE NOTABLE TRANS ACTORS
The first openly trans woman to be nominated for an Emmy, Cox rose to fame as Sophia on Orange Is The New Black.
BRIAN MICHAEL SMITH
Smith came out as trans in 2017, using his role on Ava Duvernay’s TV drama Queen Sugar as a vehicle to disclose his gender identity.
Taylor earned international recognition for her breakthrough role in the iphone-shot 2015 drama Tangerine.
Vega shot to fame when her starring role in Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman won Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars.
Maines (below) made history in July when she joined the cast of Supergirl as Nia Nal, the first trans superhero on television.