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Jen Richards

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Jen Richards is a transgender activist, writer, actress, and producer.

Richards was born in Mississippi and resides in North Carolina.[1] She graduated from Shimer College with a BA in Philosophy, and studied at Oxford University.[2]

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.[3][4] Richards also co-produced the series More Than T and wrote the Trans 102 series.[5]

Richards joined the cast of the television series Nashville in 2017.[1] She became the first openly transgender person to appear on a CMT show, playing the first transgender character to appear on that network.[6] Richards also appeared in the 2017 film Easy Living.[7]

In June 2017, Richards wrote and appeared in a video open letter, presented by ScreenCrush and GLAAD, featuring trans actors asking for better representation in film and television.[8][9]

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.[10]

Actress (15 credits)
  Mrs. Fletcher (TV Series) (filming)
Margo Fairchild
  Hollywoodland (Short) (post-production)
Hatter
 2018 Midnight Climax (post-production)
Laura Stanley
 2018 There You Are (Short) (completed)
 2018 Blindspot (TV Series)
Sabrina Larren

Ca-ca-Candidate for Cri-cri-Crime (2018) … Sabrina Larren
 2018 Take My Wife (TV Series)
Naomi

Episode #2.1 (2018) … Naomi
 2017 Two Sentence Horror Stories (TV Series)
Nala

Singularity (2017) … Nala
 2017 Better Things (TV Series)
Jaia / Party Guest

Eulogy (2017) … Jaia
September (2017) … Party Guest
 2017 Doubt (TV Series)
Mckayla

Clean Burn (2017) … Mckayla
 2017/V Swim (Short)
Adult Nicky
 2017 Easy Living
Danny
 2016-2017 Nashville (TV Series)
Allyson Del Lago

A Little Bit Stronger (2017) … Allyson Del Lago
Leap of Faith (2017) … Allyson Del Lago
The Wayfaring Stranger (2016) … Allyson Del Lago
 2016 The Elite Daily Show (TV Series)

Her Story (2016)
 2016 Her Story (TV Series)
Violet

Episode #1.6 (2016) … Violet
Episode #1.5 (2016) … Violet
Episode #1.4 (2016) … Violet
Episode #1.3 (2016) … Violet
Episode #1.2 (2016) … Violet
 2013 #Hashtag: The Series (TV Series)
Waitress (2013)

 

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