10 Transgender People Shattering Entertainment's Glass Ceiling

4.16.2014

By Stacy Lambe

Expanding the reach of the transgender community in Hollywood

Jamie Clayton, Actress

Clayton first moved to New York City to be a makeup artist, which eventually led her to co-hosting gig on the VH1 reality series, TRANSform Me, with Laverne Cox. She followed up that show with a role as a trans woman on HBO's Hung and a starring role on the Emmy Award winning webseries, Dirty Work.

Laverne Cox, Actress

While OITNB is Cox's most prominent role, she's been on television for half a decade. In 2010, she hosted TRANSform Me, which provided women with personal and physical makeovers. During that show, Cox became the first African-American trans woman to produce and star in her own series.

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