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“Tangerine” revelation Mya Taylor is currently at the center of the first-ever Oscar campaign for a trans actress, courtesy of Magnolia Pictures and the film’s producers Mark and Jay Duplass, but whether or not a nomination pans out, it’s clear that Taylor is already leaving a bold mark on the industry. The actress has just signed with ICM Partners, who will represent her for film and television acting and producing projects.
Since earning rave reviews at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, Taylor has been on a whirlwind awards tour, picking up the Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actress and receiving an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female. Caitlyn Jenner recently joined Taylor’s Oscar campaign at a special screening of the film in Los Angeles.
Directed by Sean Baker, “Tangerine” stars Taylor opposite fellow trans actress Kitana Kiki Rodriquez. The two play Hollywood prostitutes who embark on a madcap adventure to locate a cheating pimp over the course of Christmas Eve. The film is now available to stream on Netflix.
Moving forward, Taylor has several projects in the pipeline, including developing a semi-autobiographical television show telling her coming-out story and transition.