Breaking through as an actress after landing a recurring role in Amazon's Transparent. She is a transgender woman notable as one of the first trans people to appear as a non-trans person on a major TV show with a speaking role.
She was a track star. She performed as a drag queen at bars and worked as both a hairstylist and makeup artist prior to acting.
She made her TV debut in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She was featured on Comedy Central's Drunk History and was a recurring guest-star in Blunt Talk.
She is a native of Dayton and Columbus, Ohio.
She acted alongside Jay Duplass in Transparent.