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10 Transgender People Shattering Entertainment's Glass Ceiling

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Lea T, Model
Lea T has been turning heads in the fashion business since 2010 when she became the face of Givenchy. Since then, she has been featured in Vogue Paris, Interview and Cover and photographed by the likes of Terry Richardson. Most recently she starred in the ad campaign for UCB (United Colors of Benetton).


Lana Wachowski, Director/Producer

As one of the Wachowski siblings, Lana is one of the most powerful voices in Hollywood. Her and her brother not only wrote, directed and produced The Matrix, but were also behind V for Vendetta andCloud Atlas. Their next project is the upcoming original NetFlix series, Sense8. While her transition was always a source of rumors in Hollywood, she made her first public appearance when promotingCloud Atlas and was later recognized by the Human Rights Campaign.

Isis King, Designer/Model

King, one of 2012's Out 100, was first seen as a contestant on America's Next Top Model. Following the show, she modeled for Seventeen, Swerv and became American Apparel's first transgender model. She furthered her presence in the fashion world with her own line and even dipped her toes into the acting world with a role in Hello Forever.

Harmony Santana,
Actress

Santana is an actress most notable for her role in Gun Hill Road. The film earned her critical acclaim and a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards. Santana became the first out trans actor (depicting a trans person) to be nominated for a major award.



Laverne Cox, Actress

While OITNB is Cox's most prominent role, she's been on television for half a decade. In 2010, she hosted TRANSform Me, which provided women with personal and physical makeovers. During that show, Cox became the first African-American trans woman to produce and star in her own series.



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