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Trace Lysette - Transparent

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Noon Stage Two, Monday 26th October

This guest is a VIRTUAL GUEST and will not physically be present at the event but will be beaming in from overseas and onto the event Main Stage screens to directly interact with attendees.

Each guest present will ONLY be doing one, one hour panel at each event listed, so check this page closer to the event for exact appearance days and time.

Guest attends virtually subject to work and filming schedule.

Trace Lysette is an American actress whose roles include Shea on the Amazon Video television series Transparent (2014–2019) and Tracey in the feature film Hustlers (2019).

After working in non-transgender roles, Lysette came out publicly as trans through her role as Shea on the Amazon series Transparent. On the show, she plays a transgender yoga teacher and friend of Maura Pfefferman. The third season of Transparent contains a storyline in which Shea has a romantic relationship with a cisgender heterosexual man, which has been called "a groundbreaking TV moment for a trans character." In 2019 she arrived on the big screen starring along side Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Keke Palmer, and Lizzo among others in the critically acclaimed box office hit Hustlers, by Lorene Scafaria.

She has also appeared in guest roles in shows such as Blunt Talk, David Makes Man, Midnight Texas, Pose, and Drunk History. She also made an appearance in Caitlyn Jenner’s documentary series I Am Cait. Additionally, she has appeared as a muse in several high profile music videos for artists such as Maroon 5, Cher, Teyana Taylor, The Shins, and Laverne Cox.

In 2017, transgender actors and actresses including Lysette (with the help of GLAAD and ScreenCrush) were part of a filmed letter to Hollywood written by Jen Richards, asking for more and improved roles for transgender people.

In June 2020, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first LGBTQ Pride parade, Queerty named her among the fifty heroes “leading the nation toward equality, acceptance, and dignity for all people”. 

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