'Tangerine's Transgender Breakout Signs With ICM Partners

Mya Taylor - H 2016
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Mya Taylor - H 2016

Mya Taylor is the first-ever transgender Oscar supporting actress hopeful.

ICM Partners has signed Tangerine’s Mya Taylor, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The agency already represents the critically acclaimed indie’s writer-director, Sean Baker, and its executive producers, Jay and Mark Duplass.

For her debut performance as transgender prostitute Alexandra in the Magnolia-distributed film, Taylor already has won the Gotham Award for breakthrough actor and is nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for best supporting actress. She’s now the subject of the first-ever Oscar campaign for a trans actress, with Caitlyn Jenner prominently lending her support.

Taylor is next starring in the title roles of two short films, Diane and the Moon and Happy Birthday, Marsha, a biopic directed by Reina Gossett and Sasha P. Wortzel about trans activist Marsha P. Johnson. Taylor also is developing a semi-autobiographical television series about her coming-out and transition story.

She continues to be managed by Framework Entertainment.