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Transgender Activist, Actor & TED Resident

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Samy Nour Younes is a transgender actor and activist of Lebanese/Puerto Rican descent. Originally from Maryland, he now lives in Brooklyn and performs across the country. Samy is also known by his former stage name, Samy el-Noury.

While he continued to train as an actor throughout his academic career, in college, he majored in his second greatest love: History. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in Japanese Studies and a certificate in East Asian Studies.

Both of his passions collided when, in 2012, Samy saw a casting call for a production based on the life of playwright Yukio Mishima. He reached out to the director about serving as a dramaturg, but was instead invited to audition. He was cast in the ensemble and has been performing ever since. Samy then worked as a teaching artist for the Smithsonian Discovery Theater, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theater, and Young Playwright's Theater.

As an activist, Samy served on the leadership teams of the DC Area Transmasculine Society and the Baltimore Transgender Alliance. He has co-organized rallies and benefit events for Trans Pride, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and more. He also leads panels on the barriers trans people face in accessing health care, and has helped develop trans-specific medical simulations at Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland Baltimore, and Anne Arundel Community College.

Samy has also co-hosted panels on workplace discrimination at the Environmental Protection Agency, Towson University, and elsewhere.

Today, Samy looks for ways to take his advocacy to a wider audience. He has participated in both local and national ad campaigns to promote awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and safer sex practices for trans MSM. He was also the co-host of insighT with Consuella Lopez, a DC-based online talk show with an all-trans panel. He is driven by his desire to show other trans people that they are not alone, and that love, support, and resources exist for them.

In 2017, Samy published his first-ever op-ed in The Advocate, on the challenges of being a trans actor of color. He has since appeared in a Buzzfeed video to address the same issue, and publishes new work on Medium. He aims to highlight the diversity of the trans experience—not just in their struggles, but also in their triumph.

Since moving to New York in 2018, Samy has continued to work with local organizations on mentorship and outreach for LGBTQ-identified individuals. He completed a fellowship at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, where he examined the contributions of ballroom culture to the mainstream. He was a TED resident in the fall of 2018, where he gave a TED talk on the importance of transgender history.

As of 2019, Samy has written one ten-minute play, “Ancestral Lines and Other Tall Tales,” which will be published in the upcoming Latinx Archive. He is currently developing two new works, including a solo show, both of which he aims to premiere this year.

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Samy Nour Younes

Transgender Activist, Actor & TED Resident

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Samy Nour Younes Biography

Samy Nour Younes is a transgender actor and activist of Lebanese/Puerto Rican descent. Originally from Maryland, he now lives in Brooklyn and performs across the country. Samy is also known by his former stage name, Samy el-Noury.

While he continued to train as an actor throughout his academic career, in college, he majored in his second greatest love: History. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in Japanese Studies and a certificate in East Asian Studies.

Both of his passions collided when, in 2012, Samy saw a casting call for a production based on the life of playwright Yukio Mishima. He reached out to the director about serving as a dramaturg, but was instead invited to audition. He was cast in the ensemble and has been performing ever since. Samy then worked as a teaching artist for the Smithsonian Discovery Theater, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theater, and Young Playwright's Theater.

As an activist, Samy served on the leadership teams of the DC Area Transmasculine Society and the Baltimore Transgender Alliance. He has co-organized rallies and benefit events for Trans Pride, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and more. He also leads panels on the barriers trans people face in accessing health care, and has helped develop trans-specific medical simulations at Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland Baltimore, and Anne Arundel Community College.

Samy has also co-hosted panels on workplace discrimination at the Environmental Protection Agency, Towson University, and elsewhere.

Today, Samy looks for ways to take his advocacy to a wider audience. He has participated in both local and national ad campaigns to promote awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and safer sex practices for trans MSM. He was also the co-host of insighT with Consuella Lopez, a DC-based online talk show with an all-trans panel. He is driven by his desire to show other trans people that they are not alone, and that love, support, and resources exist for them.

In 2017, Samy published his first-ever op-ed in The Advocate, on the challenges of being a trans actor of color. He has since appeared in a Buzzfeed video to address the same issue, and publishes new work on Medium. He aims to highlight the diversity of the trans experience—not just in their struggles, but also in their triumph.

Since moving to New York in 2018, Samy has continued to work with local organizations on mentorship and outreach for LGBTQ-identified individuals. He completed a fellowship at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, where he examined the contributions of ballroom culture to the mainstream. He was a TED resident in the fall of 2018, where he gave a TED talk on the importance of transgender history.

As of 2019, Samy has written one ten-minute play, “Ancestral Lines and Other Tall Tales,” which will be published in the upcoming Latinx Archive. He is currently developing two new works, including a solo show, both of which he aims to premiere this year.

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  • A short history of trans people's long fight for equality
    Transgender activist and TED Resident Samy Nour Younes shares the remarkable, centuries-old history of the trans community, filled with courageous...

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  • How much does it cost to book Samy Nour Younes?

    Booking fees for Samy Nour Younes, 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 Samy Nour Younes, 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 Samy Nour Younes?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Samy Nour Younes 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 Samy Nour Younes 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 Samy Nour Younes or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Samy Nour Younes 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.

Samy Nour Younes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Samy Nour Younes for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Samy Nour Younes generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chella Man, Mara Keisling, Angelica Ross, Jackson Katz and Diana Abou Abbas. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Samy Nour Younes for an upcoming event.

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    Transgender activist and TED Resident Samy Nour Younes shares the remarkable, centuries-old history of the trans community, filled with courageous stories, inspiring triumphs -- and a fight for civil...

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