From Jared Leto’s Oscar-winning turn in “Dallas Buyers Club” to Felcity Huffman’s Oscar-nominated role in “Transamerica,” it seems like Hollywood is finally taking notice of trans characters. But beyond those cisgendered actors receiving Award show acclaim, we have to recognize these groundbreaking trans actresses who have made a lasting impact on both the big and small screens.
orange is the new black
Journalist Andrea Mandell hosts the talented cast of Orange Is the New Black on this week’s BEHIND THE STORY. Series creator Jenji Kohan takes center stage, her famously dyed hair a blaze of blue and purple, as Mandell gets the ball rolling with a question about the show’s rabid fan base.
With an impressive career in TV, film and theater, Michelle Hurst has played everything from lawyers and judges to an incensed mom. But it’s her role as Miss Claudette Pelage on Orange is the New Black that we wanted to learn more about. Here’s what Michelle had to say about her fear of being thrown in jail, her miraculous recovery after a horrible car accident and whether her friends get nervous when she’s holding a knife.
From Henrietta “Mama” Bazomm in “Showgirls” to Anita DeMarco on “Orange is the New Black,” Lin Tucci is no stranger to playing Italian-American women. Find out what her prison nickname would be, what she likes most (and least) about her character and why she loves working with Jenji Kohan.
Orange Is the New Black has more than its share of intense female personalities. Wonder if you’re more like Piper or Crazy Eyes? Take this quiz to find out who you’d be at Litchfield Penitentiary.