Jen Richards is a transgender activist, writer, actress, and producer.
In 2013, Richards founded the website We Happy Trans. In 2015, she appeared as a supporting cast member of Caitlyn Jenner‘s reality show I Am Cait. In 2016, she co-starred, co-directed, co-wrote and co-produced the web series Her Story, which was nominated for an Emmy Award. Richards also co-produced the series More Than T and wrote the Trans 102 series.
Richards joined the cast of the television series Nashville in 2017. She became the first openly transgender person to appear on a CMT show, playing the first transgender character to appear on that network. Richards also appeared in the 2017 film Easy Living.
In August of 2018, HBO announced a series pickup of Tom Perrotta’s Mrs. Fletcher, a half-hour comedy based on Perrotta’s 2017 novel of the same name; Richards is cast as Margo Fairchild, a transgender community college writing teacher, as a series regular.