List of transgender characters in film and television

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This is a list of films with transgender people and transgender fictional characters.

Film and video[edit]

Several movies feature transgender issues as a central part of the plot element, or well known movies in which a transgender character plays a minor but important role:

Trans men[edit]

  • Desperate Living (1977): A John Waters comedy featuring a trans man character who gets phalloplasty.
  • Boys Don't Cry (1999): A drama film based on the real-life story of Brandon Teena, a transgender man who was raped and murdered by male friends. The movie received much media attention when its star Hilary Swank, who played Brandon, won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
  • Southern Comfort (2001): A documentary film about the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a transgender man from the southern United States.
  • By Hook or by Crook (2001): A queer buddy film written, directed by, and starring trans men.
  • Strange Circus (2005): Yuji, the novelist's assistant, is a transgender man.
  • Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007): A comedy about young feminists who spread their message through public art and vandalism. Aggie (played by Lauren Mollica) has gender dysphoria. He bonds with the main character, Anna, and develops an apparent crush on her.
  • Austin Unbound (2011): Documentary: Austin, a deaf man assigned female at birth, undergoes top surgery to complete his transition to male.
  • Romeos (2011): A drama and tragicomedy which revolves around the romantic relationship between Lukas, a 20-year-old gay trans man who is transitioning from female to male, and a cisgender gay man named Fabio.
  • Tomboy (2011): A French drama about a 10-year-old transgender child who, after moving with his family to a new neighborhood, introduces himself to his new friends as Mikäel.
  • Albert Nobbs (2011): A drama about a trans man living in 19th century Dublin and working as a butler. He bonds with another trans man, who is a painter, in the same city. Film is criticized for its portrayal of trans men as "women in disguise."
  • Pierrot Lunaire (2014): an adaptation of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire that features a trans man in the title role.
  • 3 Generations (2015): A drama about a teenage trans boy who struggles with his mother and grandmother to get approved for hormone replacement therapy.

Trans women[edit]

  • Glen or Glenda (1953): A loose, unauthorized retelling of Christine Jorgenson's story by director Ed Wood.
  • Adam est...Eve (1954): Likely the first French trans film, by director Rene Gaveau. A boxer is "knocked out" and wakes up decided he is a woman. The early film is extraordinary because of its happy ending.[1]
  • The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970): Former Army private from the Bronx undergoes surgery and hormone treatments in Denmark in 1952 to transition from male to female.
  • Myra Breckinridge (1970): Starring Raquel Welch in an off-beat role.
  • Dinah East (1970): A young actor makes it big in 1950s Hollywood – as an actress. Told in flashbacks, her secret is slowly revealed.
  • I Want What I Want (1972)
  • The Triple Echo (1972): A British soldier (Brian Deacon) deserts his unit during WWII. At the suggestion of a woman (Glenda Jackson) he meets while exploring the countryside nearby, he disguises himself as her sister to escape detection. Enjoying the experience a little too much, he agrees to accept the invitation of a soldier (Oliver Reed) to attend a dance at the base, risking exposure. Based on a novella by H.E. Bates.
  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975): Al Pacino's lover, played by Chris Sarandon, was a transgender woman. Pacino's character was robbing a bank to pay for her gender reassignment surgery.
  • "The Jeffersons" (1977) In season 4, George's old army buddy comes for a visit after having had gender alignment surgery.
  • Let Me Die a Woman (1978): A documentary film featuring interviews with sex reassignment surgeon Leo Wollman and various trans women]].
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979): Among Eric Idle's multiple roles is Stan/Loretta. Set in the year AD 33, Stan is strongly mocked at first, but at the end is called Loretta, with no trace of disapproval.
  • Dressed to Kill (1980): A film about a transgender murderer.
  • Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982): Karen Black portrays a woman named Joanne who is revealed to be transgender and a former friend of the already existing cast members in this Robert Altman film. Joanne's former self was portrayed by Mark Patton.
  • The World According to Garp (1982): In this film, the character Roberta Muldoon (played by John Lithgow in an Oscar-nominated role) is a transgender former football player.
  • Sleepaway Camp series (1983, 1988, 1989, 2008): Angela Baker (portrayed by Felissa Rose in the first and fourth installments and Pamela Springsteen in the second and third), the killer and main character of the series, is a trans woman.
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985): Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis is found guilty of "immoral behaviour" and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he is in. During the time they spend together, the two come to understand respect and care for one another. Molina is more accurately transgender, if not transsexual. William Hurt's portrayal of Molina won him the Academy Award for Best Actor.
  • Soapdish (1991): In this soap opera parody, Montana Morehead (Cathy Moriarty), the show's star and scheming antagonist, is revealed, on live television, as a transgender woman.
  • The Crying Game (1992): A drama film. The plot revolves around a trans woman named Dil (played by the Oscar-nominated Jaye Davidson).
  • Orlando (1992): Tilda Swinton portrays Orlando, a character whose sex changes after 2/3 of the film.
  • Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994): Anna Nicole Smith's character, Tanya Peters, is revealed to be a transgender woman at the end of the film.
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994): One of the main characters is a trans woman.
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994): Cult Australian film starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce as drag queens and Terence Stamp as a trans woman.
  • Different for Girls (1996): A British comedy film about two childhood friends who are reunited, after one of them has undergone sex reassignment surgery.
  • The Birdcage (1996): Directed by Mike Nichols, the Bird Cage features a cis Robin Williams with a gay, male identity, who is in a committed long term partnership with Nathan Lane's character, who at various points in the movie claims their womanhood and longs to "be" a woman. Williams' character, although devoted to Lane's, suppresses Lane's desire to be perceived as a woman, and uses he/him pronouns when referring to Lane's character, as do others.
  • Crayon Shin-chan: Pursuit of the Balls of Darkness (1997): Japanese comic anime with three transwomen heroes who help Shin Chan protect his sister and fight to stop a demon's birth.
  • Ma vie en rose (1997): A Belgian film about a young child, Ludovic, who believes that she was born in the wrong body and should have been a girl.
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) : American crime drama film featuring The Lady Chablis who became a transgender icon and one of the first transgender performers to be received by a wider audience.
  • The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
  • Better Than Chocolate (1999): Features a sub-plot involving the transgender character named Judy (Peter Outerbridge), who struggles with family rejection throughout the film and who has a crush on, and ultimately begins a romantic relationship with, lesbian separatist Frances (Ann-Marie MacDonald), who owns the gay & lesbian bookstore in which the film's central character Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) works. Judy also becomes friends with Maggie's somewhat sexually repressed mother, Lila (Wendy Crewson)
  • Creature (1999): Documentary by Parris Patton about trans woman Stacey Hollywood; a four-year chronicle of Stacey's transformation into womanhood, life in the West Hollywood LGBT nightclub scene, and her journey from Los Angeles back home to visit her conservative Christian family in North Carolina.
  • Todo sobre mi madre (1999): A film by Pedro Almodóvar that tells the story of Manuela, a nurse whose son is hit by a car and killed. The son's father is transgender. Agrado, a friend of Manuela, is also transgender, and sex worker.
  • Wild Zero (1999)
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001): An off-Broadway cult musical adapted for cinema about a transgender German glam rocker (John Cameron Mitchell) recounting the story of her betrayal by her former boyfriend.
  • Yellow Hair 2 (2001): A South Korean film starring actress Harisu.
  • The Badge (2002): Billy Bob Thornton stars as a sheriff investigating the death of a local trans woman.
  • Beautiful Boxer (2003): A Thai film based on the real-life story of Nong Thoom/Parinya Charoenphol, a Muaythai boxer who is a trans woman underwent transitional surgery.
  • Normal (2003): A drama film about a midwestern factory worker and closeted trans woman who stuns her wife of 25 years revealing that she wishes to have sex reassignment surgery. It starred Jessica Lange and Oscar-nominated actor Tom Wilkinson.
  • Soldier's Girl (2003): A drama film based on real-life story of the relationship between Private Barry Winchell and singer Calpernia Addams, starring Lee Pace as Calpernia.
  • Bad Education (aka La Mala Educacion) (2004): Features Gael García Bernal as an actress who is transgender.
  • 20 centímetros (2005): A Spanish musical comedy about a narcoleptic trans woman during her transition from male to female.
  • Breakfast on Pluto (2005): Another film by Neil Jordan. Stars Cillian Murphy as a young preoperative trans woman during the Irish Times of Trouble. An orphan, she searches for her mother. Lighter than The Crying Game.
  • Transamerica (2005): A comedy-drama starring Felicity Huffman, who plays Bree, a transgender woman. It was nominated for two Academy Awards in 2006: Felicity Huffman for Best Actress, and Dolly Parton for Best Original Song.
  • Tom-Yum-Goong (2005): Known as The Protector in the US release, this is a foreign action film starring Tony Jaa. The main villain, Madame Rose, is a transgender women in the international versions. The actress who plays Rose, Jin Xing is transgender herself.
  • The World's Fastest Indian (2005): Based on the true story of Burt Munro, who broke the motorcycle land speed record. In the film, Munro met a trans woman motel clerk, Tina Washington (played by Chris Williams), who helps Burt on his way to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah for Speed Week.
  • En Soap (English: A Soap, 2006): A Danish film about the love between a (pre-operative) trans woman and a lesbian.
  • Grilled (2006): A comedy film in which Sofía Vergara plays character of Loridonna, a sultry trans woman who seduces unsuspecting Maurice (Ray Romano) when he and Dave (Kevin James), two desperate meat salesmen, knock on her door. A call from a suicidal friend interrupts signing the contract, so Maurice and Dave offer to drive her to her friend's house, hoping to close the deal. There, troubles multiply as they meet an arms dealer (Kim Coates) - who outs Lori to Maurice just before they got intimate, then hit-men working for a gregarious mob boss (Burt Reynolds).
  • Be Like Others (2008), a documentary film about transphobia in Iran
  • Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives (2010): A rape/revenge "transploitation" film about a trio of trans women who avenge themselves on three men who brutally attack them and kill two of their friends.
  • Gun Hill Road (2011): A drama about a recently released ex-convict coping with her estranged wife and daughter, who is going through transition from male to female.
  • The Skin I Live In (2011) [Spanish: La piel que habito]: A Pedro Almodóvar film in which a young man named Vicente, portrayed Jan Cornet, is kidnapped by Antonio Banderas' character, undergoes forced sex reassignment surgery and becomes a woman named Vera, portrayed by Elena Anaya.
  • Dallas Buyers Club (2013): Jared Leto plays 'Rayon', a transgender woman dying from AIDS.
  • Boy Meets Girl (2014): 'Ricky' (Michelle Hendley), a transgender woman from rural Kentucky, awaiting acceptance into a New York fashion design school, learns about acceptance, friendship, sexuality and love.
  • The Gap (2014) [German: Der Spalt]: A movie about the core-misunderstanding of transgender women. It's about a girl named "Alex", who is born with body-parts that do not fit to her gender. The people around her do not believe that she exists.
  • Man on High Heels (2014): A Korean film about Yoon Ji-Wook (Cha Seung-won), a transgender woman.
  • Tangerine (2015): An independent film directed by Sean S. Baker where Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor play the main protagonists, two transgender women, Sin-Dee and Alexandra respectively.
  • Tchindas (2015): An award-winning feature documentary with Tchinda Andrade, the most respected trans woman from Cape Verde (West Africa) as main character.
  • The Danish Girl (2015): A drama film about Lili Elbe, based on the book of the same name, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.
  • Just Charlie (2017), a film by Rebekah Fortune. Young soccer star Charlie has the world at his feet. With a top club desperate to sign him, his future is seemingly mapped out. But the teenager sees only a nightmare. Trapped in the body of a boy, Charlie is torn between wanting to live up to her father's expectations and shedding this ill-fitting skin. Charlie's next move will tear the family apart and threaten everything they hold dear.
  • A Fantastic Woman (2018), a film by Chilean director Sebastian Lelio about a trans woman (Daniela Vega) grieving the sudden death of her boyfriend.


  • 30 Degrees in February: DoungJai Hiransri plays Oh, a Thai Kathoey who falls in love with Glenn, and later on they adopt a child.
  • All My Children: Zoe is a transgender character in the American soap opera.
  • All That Glitters: Linda Gray played transgender fashion model Linda Murkland in this 1977 series.
  • Ally McBeal: Wilson Cruz guest stars as Stephanie Grant, a transgender teen arrested for prostitution who Ally must defend in court.
  • Ally McBeal: Lisa Edelstein played transgender character Cindy McCauliff in the fourth season of the show.
  • American Horror Story: Hotel: Liz Taylor is a transgender female character who is the bartender in the hotel Cortez.
  • Bad Girls: Arun Pamer - transgender character who served time in Larkhall prison.
  • Better Things: Sam's middle child, Frankie, is a transgender boy.
  • The Bold and the Beautiful: Karla Mosley appears as Maya Avant, a transgender super model on the American soap opera. Scott Turner Schofield, a transgender male actor, appears as Nick, Maya's mentor.
  • Bones: In the 2009 episode "The He in the She," a police team work to solve the murder of a transgender pastor named Patricia.
  • The Brini Maxwell Show: Sabrina "Brini" Maxwell is a fictional character created by actor Ben Sander. Described by Guy Trebey of the Village Voice [1] as the "prototypical, pre-feminist, 1960s homemaker", Maxwell has also been described as a composite of Doris Day, Mary Tyler Moore, Auntie Mame, That Girl and Donna Reed and came to prominence in the late '90s as the host of her eponymous television show on Public-access television cable TV in Manhattan.
  • Butterfly (TV series): Three part miniseries starring Anna Friel and 11-year old Callum Booth-Ford as her daughter Max(ine).
  • Casualty: featured transgender character Robert in episode 26 of its 30th series.
  • The Closer: In the episode "Make Over," Beau Bridges plays Georgette, a transgender woman and Provenza's ex-partner.
  • Col'n Carpenter: Col'n Carpenter is reunited with his estranged brother who is now his sister, and she is still Mummy's favourite child.[2]
  • Coronation Street: Hayley Cropper was the first transgender character in a British soap opera.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The fifth-season episode "Ch-ch-changes" focuses on illegal sex reassignment operations in the female transgender community, and features several transgender characters.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Paul Millander, a transgender character, appears in three episodes of CSI: "Pilot", "Anonymous", and "Identity Crisis."
  • Dark Angel: Season 1 Episode 8 "Out" Back at Jam Pony, Normal has a date with a woman who is actually transgender. After he finds out, he decides that he doesn't care about her past, only to discover that Louise (Played by actress Jessica Crockett) is a lesbian. First time a trans woman was cast to play a trans character on American television.
  • Dead of Summer: Drew is revealed to be a transgender male. He encounters issues when he comes out to his male crush.
  • Degrassi: Adam Torres (played by Jordan Todosey) is a transgender character introduced into the show in the tenth season.
  • Diagnosis: Murder: A trans woman is murdered by her previous lover, who loved her as a male.
  • Dirty Sexy Money: Candis Cayne, actress and transgender performer plays Carmelita, a transgender woman who has an affair with married New York attorney General Patrick Darling, played by William Baldwin.
  • Doctor Who: Zoë Wanamaker voices Lady Cassandra O'Brien, a recurring character in season one and two. In season one episode, "The End of the World," it is revealed that Cassandra was assigned male at birth.
  • EastEnders: Transsexual actor Riley Carter Millington plays transsexual (F-M) character Kyle Slater.
  • The Education of Max Bickford: Helen Shaver plays Erica, a trans woman and best friend of Max Bickford, the title character.
  • Eli Stone: In the season two episode, "Two Ministers," Dallas Malloy plays a transgender minister who needs legal help when he loses his job after transitioning.
  • Faking It: In season three a new character, Noah, is a transgender gay male. He starts dating Shane. He is portrayed by Elliot Fletcher who is transgender himself in real life.
  • Family Guy: In the episode "Quagmire's Dad", Glenn Quagmire's father, Lieutenant Commander Dan Quagmire, has gender reassignment surgery and changes her name to Ida Quagmire.
  • The Fosters: Tom Phelan plays a transgender boy named Cole whom the main character, Callie, meets at a group home. Cole first appears in season 1 and has a recurring role throughout the series. In season 4, Elliot Fletcher appears as Aaron Baker, a transgender guy, who works with Callie on a murder case. Callie develops a romantic interest in him and he later becomes her boyfriend.
  • Glee: Alex Newell plays Unique Adams, who is transgender. Dot Marie Jones plays football coach Shannon Beiste, who transitions to male (Sheldon Beiste) during the sixth season.
  • Golden Girls: John Schuck plays a Gil Gessler, a shy, mild-mannered man running for city council. He lies about having an affair with Blanche in order to boost opinion of him. He ultimately tells the truth, but also reveals that he is a transgender man.
  • Good Grief: Sheldon Feldner plays Raoul, an assistant at the Lapidus's funeral home.
  • Grey's Anatomy: Alex Blue Davis, a transgender male actor, appears as Intern Casey Parker in Season 14.
  • Gwaith Cartref: Welsh T.V show featuring series regular Macsen Issacs (previously Phoebe Issacs) played by Mabli Jen-Eustace. Macsen is a FtM character that transitioned during season 7.
  • Hit & Miss: Chloë Sevigny plays a transgender woman, Mia. Mia is a contract killer who finds out that her ex-girlfriend, from before transitioning, is dead and that she was pregnant and had their child.
  • Hollyoaks: In 2010, the character Jason Costello was introduced as the British soap opera's first character to have gender dysphoria. Subsequently, they introduced Blessing Chambers, a young trans woman, and, most recently, Sally St. Claire, played by Annie Wallace, the first trans actor to play a regular trans character in British soap.
  • How to Get Away With Murder, season 2, episode 3: shortly before their wedding anniversary party, transgender Professor Jill Hartford kills her husband, claiming self-defense from his abuse.
  • I Am Cait, docudrama/reality show about transition of Caitlyn Jenner; premiered July 2015
  • I Am Jazz, reality show about transgender teen Jazz Jennings; premiered July 2015
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Brittany Daniel plays recurring character Carmen, a trans woman who has an on-again, off-again relationship with Mac until she gets married.
  • The Jeffersons: Veronica Redd plays Edie Stokes, formerly Eddie Stokes, in the episode "Once a Friend".
  • Just Shoot Me: Jenny McCarthy plays Brandi, formerly Burt, an old college friend of Finch's, in the episode "There's Something About Allison."
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Transgender characters are featured in episodes "Fallacy" (Season 4) and "Transitions" (Season 10).
  • The Love Boat: In a 1980s episode, MacKenzie Phillips portrays a trans woman who is eventually accepted as a friend by her old high school classmate, series regular Fred Grandy.
  • The L Word: Moira becomes Max, a transgender man. He becomes aggressive and unpredictable during his transition due to the hormones he is taking, and Jenny then dumps him because she does not want to be in a relationship with a man.
  • Married... with Children: In season 9's tenth episode, "Dud Bowl", Drew Pillsbury plays Thad, a former high school teammate of Al's who is now a trans woman, to Al's dismay, but who nevertheless plays football on Al's re-organized team.[3]
  • Married... with Children (Episode 10.16 "Calendar Girl") Beautiful calendar girl Crystal Clark comes out as a trans woman on national TV, to the horror of those who loved her for her body.
  • Medical Center: In the two-part Season 7 opener, Robert Reed portrays Dr. Pat Caddison, a former colleague of Dr. Gannon, who reveals his intention to transition from male to female.
  • Mr. Robot: B. D. Wong portrays White Rose, a transgender woman.
  • My Family: Diana Weston plays Charlie Briggs, an old college friend of Ben's who is transgender.
  • NCIS: In the Season 1 episode "Dead Man Talking," the female person of interest in a stakeout turns out to be the male murder suspect.
  • Night Court: In the Season 3 episode "Best of Friends", Dan meets up with a college buddy who is no longer living as a man.
  • Nip/Tuck: Famke Janssen played Ava Moore in the American plastic surgery based television drama series. Jonathan Del Arco plays Sophia Lopez, whose botched surgery leads the doctors to a doctor who routinely botches surgery on transgender patients in season 1. Cherry Peck (Willam Belli) figures prominently in season 3.
  • Number 96: In Australia 1973, Carlotta played a showgirl revealed as transgender.
  • The OA: Ian Alexander portrays Buck Vu, a 15 year old Asian trans man.
  • One Piece: Mr. 2 Bon Kurei (better known as Bon Clay in English adaptations) is an okama, or transgender agent, of the criminal organization Baroque Works. Another character, Emporio Ivankov (aka Iva) is the "Queen" of Kamabakka Queendom (Kamabakka literally means "full of transvestites") and possess the powers of the "Horu Horu no Mi" devil's fruit, which grants the user the ability to create and control special hormones that can affect anyone they strike by however the user desires. One of his techniques is Emporio Onna Hormone (エンポリオ・女ホルモン, literally translated as Emporio Female Hormone) which are special female hormones that when injected into a male, causes said male (including Iva himself) to be transformed complete into a female (Iva uses it to change the sex of male opponents and even himself to female)
  • Orange Is the New Black: Sophia Burset (portrayed by Laverne Cox) is an inmate who serves time for credit card theft. Before transitioning, she was known as Marcus.
  • Orphan Black: Tony Sawicki (formerly Antoinette) is a clone and criminal introduced in season two. Every other known clone in his "batch" is female.
  • Penny Dreadful: Angelique ( Jonny Beauchamp) Encounters Dorian Gray in a cafe. After they meet Gray takes up her offer and goes to her work place. Here it is made clear that she is transgender.
  • Pose: Many characters.
  • Pretty Little Liars: In the summer finale of Season 6, CeCe Drake (portrayed by Vanessa Ray) is revealed to be a transgender woman. She was born as a male named Charles DiLaurentis and identified as female from an early age, eventually becoming Charlotte DiLaurentis. In the same episode, she was revealed to be the main villain "A", her motives transpiring from being sent to a mental facility at a young age due to her transphobic father Kenneth.
  • Queer as Folk: Later seasons featured a minor transgender character named Kiki (usually described by other characters as "Kiki the Waitress, formerly known as Kenny the Waiter").
  • Queen Sugar: Ralph Angel is uncharacteristically sensitive about his son Blue's affinity for a playing with a doll. It's revealed that Ralph's childhood friend, Antoinette "Toine" Wilkins, was bullied for being gender-variant growing up and Ralph came to their defense. When they reunite in Season 2, Antoinette has transitioned and is a transgender man, and goes by Antoine.[4] Toine is played by transgender actor Brian Michael Smith.[5]
  • The Riches: Sam Malloy, the youngest child of the family on whom the series focuses, is a possibly non-binary pre-teen who usually prefers feminine gender expression, in spite of being assigned male at birth. Sam's parents and siblings respect and accept Sam's gender expression.
  • Second Serve: A TV film based on the autobiography of tennis pro Renée Richards (played by Vanessa Redgrave), whose player status was challenged in 1976 when it was revealed that she was transgender.
  • Secret City: An Australian drama television series in which a political journalist uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger including her own. Her ex-husband is a trans woman.
  • Sense8: One of the Sensate 'cluster' is a transgender woman named Nomi Marks, played by a transgender actress Jamie Clayton.
  • Shameless: Trevor, played by Elliot Fletcher, is introduced as Ian's love interest in the show's seventh season.
  • South Park: From the start of the ninth season, elementary school teacher Herbert Garrison became known as Janet Garrison, then later reverted to male.
  • Strange Empire: Morgan Finn, played by Joanne Boland, is a trans male. The series is set in 1869.
  • The Surreal Life: Alexis Arquette, a trans woman who appeared in the reality series.
  • Tales of the City: Based on Armistead Maupin's novel of the same name, this miniseries is set in a San Francisco apartment building run by an Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), an over-solicitous transgender landlady.
  • Transparent: Jeffrey Tambor plays a trans woman in the process of transitioning.
  • Twin Peaks: David Duchovny portrays Denise Bryson, a trans FBI agent, who purportedly began presenting as a woman after working undercover.
  • Two and a Half Men: In the episode "An Old Flame With a New Wick" (Chris O'Donnell) plays a transgender man.
  • Ugly Betty: Rebecca Romijn plays Alexis Meade, a trans woman in the American drama/comedy television series.
  • Wandering Son: An 11-episode anime adaptation produced by AIC Classic based on the manga by Takako Shimura. The story depicts a transgender girl named Shūichi Nitori, and her friend Yoshino Takatsuki, a transgender boy. The series deals with issues such as transphobia, gender identity, and the beginning of puberty.
  • Waterloo Road: In 2011, British School-based Drama Waterloo Road introduced fictional transgender character, 'Martin Dunbar' played by Matt Greenwood in Series 7, Episode 2 of the BBC Drama Series. The episode features around the 'coming out' and coming-to-terms story line of the pupil. Kacey Barry, played by Brogan Ellis, is forced to come to terms with her gender issues in series 8 (episode 18, man of the match") when Barry outs Kacey as a girl on the football pitch after Zoe kisses her/him.
  • Wentworth: In this Australian series set in a women's prison, Socratis Otto plays Maxine Conway, a transgender woman who is in prison for the murder of her ex-boyfriend.
  • WKRP in Cincinnati: In episode "Hotel Oceanview", Linda Carlson plays Nikki Sinckler, a transgender woman and former high school buddy of salesman Herb Tarlek, whom he unwittingly tries to seduce.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Todd W. Reeser, "Transsexuality and the Production of French Universalism: René Gaveau's Adam est...Eve (1954)," French Review 91.2 (December 2017): 126-38.
  2. ^ Talking TelevisionAU: Col'n Carpenter
  3. ^ Dud Bowl, 1994-11-13, retrieved 2015-08-16
  4. ^ "Ralph Angel Reconnects with a Transgender Man He Once Protected". Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  5. ^ "GLAAD talks to Brian Michael from OWN's Queen Sugar". GLAAD. 2017-07-10. Retrieved 2018-06-26.

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