Garcia (actor)

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Garcia [1][2] is an American actor, best known for their starring role in the 2019 Netflix miniseries Tales of the City in which Garcia played a recently transitioned trans man exploring a newfound attraction to men.[3][4] Garcia also served as a production consultant on the series.[2] Garcia is non-binary, and uses they/them pronouns.[2]

Early life[edit]

Garcia grew up in Chicago and, after dropping out of community college, began performing with the local theater company Free Street.[5] Garcia later went back to school, moving to New York City to study at New York University.[6]


Garcia's first credited role[7] was in Netflix's 2019 series Tales of the City, a sequel to the earlier miniseries. They played the role of Jake Rodriguez, a trans man struggling with his new identity, his relationship, and his feelings of attraction towards men.[4] Garcia's performance was well-received, described as "affecting"[8] and with commentators noting with approval that they were one of a number of queer actors cast in queer roles.[2] Garcia also has a recurring role on Party of Five (2020 TV series) where they play Matthew, an undocumented trans man. [9]

Personal life[edit]

Garcia is transgender non-binary.[2][10]


  1. ^ Scott, Darren (16 October 2018). "Netflix announce diverse queer cast and crew for 'Tales of the City'". Attitude. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Adams, Nick (16 October 2018). "Netflix's new "Tales of the City" will bring us diverse queer and trans stories in 2019". GLAAD. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ Betancourt, Manuel (6 June 2019). "Nonbinary Actor Garcia On Being Excited & Terrified After Landing a Role in Netflix's 'Tales of the City'". REMEZCLA. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b Kheraj, Alim (11 June 2019). "Meet the trans non-binary actor changing tv with netflix's 'tales of the city'". Vice. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  5. ^ Metz, Nina (13 June 2019). "Chicago's Garcia talks inclusivity and 'Tales of the City' revival on Netflix". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  6. ^ Yeates, Cydney (7 June 2019). "Tales Of The City star Garcia breaks down how Netflix's limited series is flying the flag for LGBT community". Metro. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  7. ^ Bentley, Jean (7 June 2019). "Netflix's Tales of The City Has A Seriously Incredible Cast". Refinery29. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  8. ^ German, Kent (13 June 2019). "Netflix's Tales of the City wisely leaves the San Francisco hate behind". CNET. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  9. ^ Azzopardi, Chris. "“Party of Five” Breakout Garcia Wows as Undocumented Trans Immigrant", NewNowNext, 08 February 2020. Retrieved on 11 February 2020.
  10. ^ Lee, Jess (5 June 2019). "Netflix's Tales of the City star discusses playing a trans man on screen and representation for queer people of colour". Digital Spy. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

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