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D'Lo

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 queerstory 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).

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  • HOW TO BOOK D'Lo?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like D'Lo for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for D'Lo, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for D'Lo or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK D'Lo?

    Booking fees for D'Lo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 D'Lo, 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 D'Lo?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like D'Lo 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 D'Lo 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 D'Lo or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for D'Lo 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.
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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 queerstory 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...
    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...
    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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FAQs on booking D'Lo

  • How to book D'Lo?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like D'Lo for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for D'Lo, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for D'Lo or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book D'Lo?

    Booking fees for D'Lo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 D'Lo, 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 D'Lo?

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

D'Lo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book D'Lo for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. D'Lo generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Geena Rocero, Shane Ortega, Chris Mosier, Gavin Grimm and Amiyah Scott. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling D'Lo for an upcoming live or virtual event.

D'Lo Speaker 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 transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor,...
    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 demigod. He also talks about how his partner's...
    D'Lo Performs Comedy at Trans Pride Los Angeles
    Trans Stand-up Comedy "The VarieTy Show" Trans Pride Los Angeles 2015

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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