Celebrity·Posted on Jun 9, 201923 Leading Trans And Non-Binary Actors Who Deserve More AirtimeCast every single one of these people for everything.by Pablo ValdiviaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. MJ Rodriguez mjrodriguez7 / Via instagram.com Seen in: Pose Fun fact: She started out in the ballroom scene when she was just 14 years old. 2. Lachlan Watson lachrwatson / Via instagram.com Seen in: Chilling Adventures of SabrinaFun fact: They told MTV that discovering the work of Jacob Tobias, a writer and genderqueer activist, was a "turning point" in their self-discovery. 3. Elliot Fletcher Twitter: @elliotfgf Seen in: The Fosters and Shameless Fun fact: The first trans person he saw in film was Angel from Rent, and he fell in love with her — so much so that he got her name tattooed on his leg. 4. Ser Anzoategui ser_anzoategui / Via instagram.com Seen in: Vida and East Los HighFun fact: John Leguizamo's Freak HBO special inspired them to go into theatre and write their first solo show. 5. Brian Michael Smith the_brianmichael / Via instagram.com Seen in: Queen Sugar and After Fun fact: During a break from acting, he spent several years teaching drama and filmmaking to teens. 6. Asia Kate Dillon asiakatedillon / Via instagram.com Seen in: Orange Is the New Black, John Wick: Chapter 3, and Billions Fun fact: They are named after the English prog rock band, Asia. 7. Angelica Ross View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Seen in: Her Story, Pose, and Claws Fun fact: In 2014, she launched TransTech Social Enterprises, which "is a training academy and creative design firm that contracts transgender workers." 8. Ian Harvie ianharvie / Via instagram.com Seen in: Transparent and Will & GraceFun fact: He is also a comedian and opened for Margaret Cho for three years early on in his career. 9. Trace Lysette tracelysette / Via instagram.com Seen in: Transparent and Drunk History Fun fact: Laverne Cox took her to an LGBTQ acting class in New York named Act Out led by Brad Calcaterra, in which she was "finally able talk about being trans in [her] work. 10. Ian Alexander ianaiexander / Via instagram.com Seen in: The OAFun fact: Ian heard his mom use his correct name and pronouns for the first time on The OA set. It was a pivotal moment. 11. Indya Moore indyamoore / Via instagram.com Seen in: PoseFun fact: They appeared in Katy Perry's SNL performance of "Swish Swish" in 2017. 12. Amiyah Scott kingamiyahscott / Via instagram.com Seen in: Star Fun fact: Before the fame, she wrote a letter to RuPaul telling him about her dreams, struggles, and the inspiration she drew from him. She later met Ru in 2006. 13. Ivory Aquino Jamie Mccarthy / Getty Images Seen in: When We Rise and When They See UsFun fact: She moved from the Philippines to the United States to study music at the Berklee College of Music. 14. Mya Taylor missmyataylor / Via instagram.com Seen in: Tangerine and Dietland Fun fact: She was scouted for Tangerine in the yard of the Los Angeles LGBT Center while having a conversation with her friends. The film's director said, "She had this aura about her." 15. Daniela Vega dani.vega.h / Via instagram.com Seen in: A Fantastic Woman Fun fact: She was initially brought onto A Fantastic Woman as a cultural consultant, but parts of her personal story aligned with that of the main character's, so the director gave her the role. 16. Eve Lindley View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Seen in: All We Had, Mr. Robot, and OutsidersFun fact: She goes way back with The Real O'Neals star Noah Galvin and used to cut class with him to go smoke pot in the woods. 17. Dominique Jackson http://dominiquet.a.r.jackson / Via instagram.com Seen in: Pose and StrutFun fact: Aside from acting, she has been modeling for over 20 years and has appeared in Vogue España. 18. Alexandra Billings therealalexandrabillings / Via instagram.com Seen in: Transparent, Goliath, and Romy and Michele: In the Beginning. Fun fact: She is currently an Assistant Professor of Acting at the University of Southern California. 19. Jamie Clayton msjamieclayton / Via instagram.com Seen in: Sense8 and Designated SurvivorFun fact: In 2010, she appeared as a makeup artist and host alongside Laverne Cox on the VH1 reality show Transform Me. 20. Laverne Cox lavernecox / Via instagram.com Seen in: Orange Is the New Black and Doubt Fun fact: She has a twin brother named M. Lamar who is a composer, pianist, and video and installation artist. 21. Rain Valdez rainvaldez / Via instagram.com Seen in: Lopez, Transparent, and Razor Tongue Fun fact: She starred in and co-created an award-winning short rom-com named Ryans. 22. Alexandra Grey alexandragreyofficial / Via instagram.com Seen in: Jess Like Me, Chicago Med, and TransparentFun fact: Aside from acting, she's also a singer. She even opened for Zara Larsson in 2016. 23. Alex Blue Davis alexbluedavis / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/alexbluedavis/?hl=en Seen in: Grey's AnatomyFun fact: He had only seen a few episodes of Grey's prior to booking the role of Casey and began binging it soon after landing the role.