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Queer Transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American Actor, Writer & Comic

Queer Transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American Actor, Writer & Comic

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D'Lo Biography

D’Lo is a queer transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor, writer, and comic. His work ranges across solo theater and stand up, TV and film, plays, essays, and poetry.

His acting credits include: "Looking," "Transparent," "Sense 8," and "Mr. Robot," and web series "Eastsiders," "Dyke Central," a leading role in a ColorCreative & Project Greenlight produced "Minimum Wage," and finally his very own web series "Private Dick." He also plays the role of Gio in feature film Death & Bowling. He also is working on a scripted series based on his life with Sameer Gardezi’s Break the Room Media (BTR) that is set up at Paul Feig’s Powderkeg Media.

In 2020, D’Lo guest starred on NBC’s "Connecting" and also was a part of another BTR collaboration with Pop Culture Collab on his project called "Nimzo."

His work has been awarded grants from the City of Santa Monica, Durfee Foundation, National Performance Network, Ford Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Most recently, D’Lo was awarded the Artist Disruptor Fellowship for TV Writing through the Center for Cultural Performance and 5050x2020 an initiative started by Joey Soloway; as well as the Civic Media Fellowship through USC's Annenberg Innovation Lab funded by the MacArthur Foundation; a Cultural Trailblazer Award from the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, and a Sherwood Award Finalist through CTG.

His solo shows "Ramble-Ations," "D’FunQT," "D’FaQTo Life," and "To T, or not To T," have toured theaters and festivals nationally. He is currently working on his latest solo called "Queer Noise" with support from CTG's Library Series and LA LGBT Center. In 2020, he started QORE, a Queer South Asian Comedic Artists Collective, that was created in response to rising ideology of intolerance both in Modi's India and Trump's America. QORE currently hosts space in LA for South Asian Artists for Black Lives.

His work has been published and written about in academic journals, literary anthologies, and print and online journalism sources, such as The Guardian, NBC, and The Advocate. He was invited to be a commentator on CNN, has appeared in Buzzfeed and Fusion videos, and the award-winning documentary "Performing Girl" centers his queer story as a trans artist.

He facilitates writing for performance workshops, and created the “Coming Out, Coming Home” writing workshop series for South Asian and Immigrant LGBTQ+ Organizations across the nation, which provide a transformative space for workshop participants to write through their personal narratives and share their truths through a public reading. He also frequently collaborates with NQTTCN (National Queer/Trans Therapists of Color Network).

D'Lo Videos

  • D'Lo on wanting to create and see more trans and non-binary comedy #LGBTQ
    At Outfest’s 5th Annual Trans & Non-binary Summit, The Queer Review’s editor James Kleinmann had an exclusive red carpet conversation with queer...
  • 2018 Keynote - D'Lo - Why is NCORE important?
    Actor, writer, and comedian D'Lo shares his insight regarding NCORE's importance in higher education. D'Lo was a keynote speaker for NCORE 2018.
  • Will the Real Queer Transgender Tamil Sri Lankan-American Please Stand Up?
    D'Lo talks about his Sri Lankan heritage, being raised Hindu while attending Baptist school, & offers evidence to support the claim that he's a...

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