Our Lady J

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Our Lady J
Our Lady J at TDoV SF - 2.jpg
Our Lady J performs at the 2016 Trans Day of Visibility celebration in San Francisco
Background information
BornChambersburg, Pennsylvania, US
Occupation(s)Pianist, writer, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsPiano, voice

Our Lady J is an American classical pianist, television writer, and singer-songwriter. She is a writer and producer for the television series Transparent and Pose.[1][2]

Born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Our Lady J attended Interlochen Center for the Arts from 1994 to 1996, majoring in piano during her junior and senior years of high school.[3] In 2000, she moved to New York City, where she freelanced as an accompanist.[4] In 2004, J became the musical director and accompanist for the Broadway performer Natalie Joy Johnson and came out as transgender.[5] She grew to popularity in 2013 when releasing her critically acclaimed first studio album, Picture of a Man.[6] Our Lady J has played piano at Carnegie Hall, American Ballet Theatre, and for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.[7]


  • Picture of a Man (2013)[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Watch What Happens: Live Herself Episode with Rachel Zoe and Isaac Mizrahi
2014 True Trans with Laura Jane Grace Herself Episode: "Not Alone"
2014 RuPaul's Drag Race (season 6) Herself Guest pianist, episode: "Shade: The Rusical"
2015 RuPaul's Drag Race (season 7) Herself Guest pianist, episode: "Divine Inspiration"
Transparent Yorna Multiple episodes
2015 - Transparent Writer/Producer Multiple episodes
2018 Pose Writer/Producer Multiple episodes
Sherilyn Episode: "Love Is the Message"


  1. ^ Ennis, Dawn (December 4, 2014). "Transparent Creator on Show's First Trans Writer". The Advocate.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2017-10-25). "FX's 'Pose': Ryan Murphy Sets Largest Transgender Cast Ever For Scripted Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  3. ^ "Transparent writer on plotting her own journey". Interlochen Center for the Arts.
  4. ^ "Our Lady J Evolves, One Dolly Parton Cover at a Time". New York Times. December 10, 2014.
  5. ^ "Our Lady J, Transparent's first trans writer, discusses becoming part of the family". Los Angeles Times. December 11, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Our Lady J's 'Picture of a Man' Album Indiegogo Campaign Features Celebrity Friends". Huff Post. May 24, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  7. ^ "Our Lady J on Gender, Discrimination, & Hollywood Starting to "Get It Right"". INTO. Retrieved 2018-01-11.

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