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Transgender Actress and Star of "Tangerine"

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Mya Taylor is an American transgender actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Alexandra in the 2015 film, Tangerine.

Taylor was born on March 28, 1991 in Houston Texas as Jeremiah James Bonner. She was raised by her Christian grandparents, who at first did not know that she had come out as gay (pre-transition) in school. In 2009, she came out to them, which led to a lot of tension in the home. Taylor left and moved to California in May 2009 to live with another relative, but her gender identity led that relative to kick her out on the street.

Unable to secure legal employment at the age of 18, she worked as a sex worker in Hollywood. She started to go to therapy, where she decided to be true to herself and be who she wanted to be. In January of 2013, Jeremiah began her transition.

At the age of 23, after five years of sex work and after four arrests for prostitution, Mya was approached by director Sean Baker and his co-screenwriter Chris Bergoch to star in their film Tangerine. In 2018, Taylor began filming Dietland, an American dark comedy drama television series aired on AMC.

Taylor is the first transgender actress to win the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor for her performance in Tangerine. She also won the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for the film. She was also the first openly transgender actor to win an Independent Spirit Award.

Since rising to fame, Taylor has opened up about her struggles with domestic violence and abuse, enduring prostitution, overcoming homelessness, and experiencing a lifetime of LGBT-related taunts, bullying, and attacks.

“It’s time for people to know,” Taylor said. “I guess I’m trying to get more into trans-activism, and I can’t try to be an activist if people don’t know my real story.”

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Mya Taylor

Transgender Actress and Star of "Tangerine"

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Mya Taylor Biography

Mya Taylor is an American transgender actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Alexandra in the 2015 film, Tangerine.

Taylor was born on March 28, 1991 in Houston Texas as Jeremiah James Bonner. She was raised by her Christian grandparents, who at first did not know that she had come out as gay (pre-transition) in school. In 2009, she came out to them, which led to a lot of tension in the home. Taylor left and moved to California in May 2009 to live with another relative, but her gender identity led that relative to kick her out on the street.

Unable to secure legal employment at the age of 18, she worked as a sex worker in Hollywood. She started to go to therapy, where she decided to be true to herself and be who she wanted to be. In January of 2013, Jeremiah began her transition.

At the age of 23, after five years of sex work and after four arrests for prostitution, Mya was approached by director Sean Baker and his co-screenwriter Chris Bergoch to star in their film Tangerine. In 2018, Taylor began filming Dietland, an American dark comedy drama television series aired on AMC.

Taylor is the first transgender actress to win the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor for her performance in Tangerine. She also won the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for the film. She was also the first openly transgender actor to win an Independent Spirit Award.

Since rising to fame, Taylor has opened up about her struggles with domestic violence and abuse, enduring prostitution, overcoming homelessness, and experiencing a lifetime of LGBT-related taunts, bullying, and attacks.

“It’s time for people to know,” Taylor said. “I guess I’m trying to get more into trans-activism, and I can’t try to be an activist if people don’t know my real story.”

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  • Tangerine: Sean Baker, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez & Mya Taylor ...

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  • How much does it cost to book Mya Taylor?

    Booking fees for Mya Taylor, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mya Taylor, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mya Taylor?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mya Taylor for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mya Taylor for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mya Taylor or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mya Taylor or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mya Taylor is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mya Taylor for your event is available upon request. Mya Taylor generally travels from Jamestown, ND, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lee Mokobe, Geena Rocero, Janet Mock, Hunter Schafer and Ryan Sallans. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mya Taylor for an upcoming event.

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    Tangerine: Sean Baker, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez & Mya Taylor ...

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