Jamie Clayton

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Jamie Clayton
Born (1978-01-15) January 15, 1978 (age 38)
San Diego, California, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2010–present

Jamie Clayton (born January 15, 1978)[1][2] is an American actress and model. She currently stars in the Netflix series Sense8.


Clayton was born and raised in San Diego, California. Her father, Howard B. Clayton (1925-2008), was a criminal defense attorney, and her mother, Shelley (née Stubbs), is an event planner. She moved to New York to pursue a career as a makeup artist when she was 19.[3][4][5][6]

Clayton is a trans woman.[7][8] In 2011, she was honored by Out magazine as part of their annual "Out 100" awards.[9]


In 2010, Clayton was the makeup artist and co-host on VH1's first makeover show TRANSform Me.[10][11][12] The following year, she played the recurring role of Kyla in the third season of the HBO series Hung. In 2012, Clayton played the lead role of Michelle Darnell on the Emmy Award winning interactive web series Dirty Work and the role of Carla Favers on the TV series Are We There Yet?[13][14][15] She also narrated the audiobook for the young-adult George about a young trans girl.[16]

Clayton currently stars as one of the eight main characters in the Netflix original television series Sense8 that premiered on June 5, 2015.[17] In Sense8 she plays Nomi Marks, a San Francisco transgender female political blogger and hacker.[18]

Clayton appears in the 2016 film The Neon Demon.[19]


Year Title Role
2010 TRANSform Me Phaea
2011 Hung Kyla
2012 Dirty Work Michelle
2012 Are We There Yet? Carla Favers
2013 Hustling Nadya
2014 Scissr Niamh
2015—present Sense8 Nomi Marks
2016 The Neon Demon Casting Director
2016 Motive, S4E02 The Dead Name Avery Bowman


  1. ^ "Jamie Clayton on Twitter: ““@Puckguy14: @Jamie_Clayton your birthday is in January?” Yes! The 15th. :)”". Twitter. 30 October 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Morgan, Spencer (July 20, 2010). "Has Fame Changed Jamie Clayton?". New York Observer. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ Morgan, Spencer (August 26, 2008). "The Second Most Beautiful Girl in New York". New York Observer. Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Jamie Clayton – Filmography". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  5. ^ "17th Annual Out 100". Out. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  6. ^ Harrison, Raef (2011-11-11). "Catching Up With Jamie Clayton". Out. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  7. ^ Piepenburg, Erik (2010-12-12). "Helping Gay Actors Find Themselves Onstage". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  8. ^ Piepenburg, Erik (2010-10-13). "A Transgender Voice". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  9. ^ "17th Annual Out100". Out. Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  10. ^ "TRANSform Me". VH1. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  11. ^ Anderson-Minshall, Diane (2011-11-04). "Hung's Transgender Actress Just Wants Respect". The Advocate. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  12. ^ Malkin, Marc (2011-11-03). "Hung's New Transgender Actress: "It's All Really Good the More People See Us"". E!. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  13. ^ "Awards & Nominations". Emmy Awards. 2012. 
  14. ^ "I Can Hardly Wait For Jamie Clayton’s New TV Show "Dirty Work"". Pam's House Blend. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  15. ^ Fritz, Ben (2012-04-15). "Fourth Wall does the 'Dirty Work' of innovation". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  16. ^ Swanson, Clare (July 10, 2015). "July 2015 Audio Books: In the Studio". Publishers Weekly. 
  17. ^ Lloyd, Robert (June 5, 2015). "Wachowskis' 'Sense8' on Netflix is a stylish if still murky vision". Los Angeles Times. 
  18. ^ "Everything You Need To Know About The Eight Main Characters In "Sense8"". BuzzFeed. Retrieved May 31, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Who Is Jamie Clayton? 7 Things To Know About The ‘Sense8’ Star : The Eye". Fashion Times. 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2015-08-03. 

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