Hailie Sahar

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Hailie Sahar at 2019 Capital Pride in Washington, D.C.

Hailie Sahar (born July 12, 1988)[1] is an American actress. She is known for her performance as Lulu Abundance, later co-founder of the House of Ferocity in the TV series, Pose.[2]

Early life[edit]

Sahar's father was a preacher in a Baptist church and she grew up in a religious household in Los Angeles. Sahar has five brothers. As a child, Sahar was a dancer for L.A.’s WNBA team, the Sparks. Sahar participated in Los Angeles Ball scene, and at 18, she became one of the youngest leaders of a house in the ball community by becoming the "mother" of the House of Rodeo, roughly a year after initially joining the house. Later, Sahar moved to the House of Allure.[3] She describes herself as a woman of trans experience.[2]

Career[edit]

Sahar landed her first on-screen role in 2011's Leave It on the Floor. She was also cast as minor characters in USA’s Mr. Robot and Amazon’s Transparent. Sahar also starred in the Off-Broadway production of Charm.[4][5] Sahar portrays Lulu as part of the main cast of Pose, an FX TV series that began in 2018.[6] In 2019 Sahar began playing the recurring character Jazmin on the Freeform TV show Good Trouble.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Leave It on the Floor Cashier

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Transparent Adriana Episode: "Elizah"
2017 Mr. Robot Lady of the Night 2 episodes
2018–21 Pose Lulu 22 episodes
2019–present Good Trouble Jazmin 6 episodes
2019 Eastsiders Marta 4 episodes
2020 Equal Sylvia Rivera Episode: "Stonewall: From Rebellion to Liberation"

Awards[edit]

  • 2015 Winner of Queen USA Pageant[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pham, Jason (2018-06-22). "'Pose' Star Hailie Sahar on Her #MeToo Story and Fighting Trans Stereotypes". StyleCaster. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  2. ^ a b "'Pose' star: Transgender characters need actors who 'understand' the experience". TODAY.com. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  3. ^ "Pose Star Hailie Sahar On Being "Daddy Ryan" Murphy's Prodigy". Nylon. June 4, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Garner, Glenn (June 3, 2018). "Hailie Sahar's journey from ballroom baby to Ryan Murphy muse in Pose". Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  5. ^ Green, Jesse (October 5, 2017). "Review: In Charm, Challenges Emily Post Never Dreamed Of". The New York Times. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  6. ^ Fasanella, Allie (June 10, 2018). "Pose Is Making Television History With These 5 Transgender Actors". Teen Vogue. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  7. ^ Gilchrist, Tracy E. (January 18, 2019). "Hailie Sahar's Trans Character on Good Trouble Challenges the LGB". The Advocate. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  8. ^ Diane from the Moon (2015-09-18), Queen USA 2015 Hailie Sahar, retrieved 2018-08-03
  9. ^ THE HAILIE SAHAR CHANNEL (2016-12-04), Hailie Sahar Queen USA Commercial, retrieved 2018-08-03

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