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Trace Lysette

Transgender Actress; Best Known for Roles in "Hustlers" and "Transparent"

Transgender Actress; Best Known for Roles in "Hustlers" and "Transparent"

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Trace Lysette Biography

Trace Lysette is an American actress best known for her roles as Shea on the Amazon Video web television series Transparent and Tracey in the crime drama Hustlers. Lysette is one of the first trans people to appear as a non-transgender person on prime time television in a speaking role.

Lysette’s television debut was a guest appearance in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit where she appeared as the first trans person in a non trans speaking role on primetime television. She has also appeared in guest roles in shows such as Blunt Talk, Drunk History, and the documentary series I Am Cait.

After working in non-transgender roles, Lysette chose to come out during her audition for the Amazon series Transparent. Her role, a transgender yoga teacher named Shea, was written specifically for Lysette by Transparent creator Jill Soloway. The third season contains a storyline in which Shea has a romantic relationship with a cisgender heterosexual man, which has been called "a groundbreaking TV moment for a trans character."

Most recently, Lysette appeared in Hustlers, a crime saga starring Jennifer Lopez, released in September 2019. Lysette has openly discussed how her past as an exotic dancer informed her role in the film.

In 2017, Lysette publicly accused Jeffrey Tambor, her former Transparent co-star, of sexual harrassment on set. Following an internal investigation, Amazon announced that Tambor would not be returning to the show. While Tambor was ultimately fired, Lysette stated that an accusation from a trangender actress “doesn't really carry the same weight as cis women."

That same year, Lysette, along with many other transgender actors and actresses, took part in a filmed letter to Hollywood, which asked for more and improved roles for transgender people. Today, she actively works to increase representation of transgender actors in the media and share the importance of trans visibility.

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 08/16/2023.

Trace Lysette Videos

  • Trace Lysette (Transparent) 2017 Out & Equal Workplace Summit
  • Actor Trace Lysette Dishes On Outing Herself As Trans On “Transparent”
    Trace Lysette on her decision to pass as a cisgender actor, and then out herself as a trans actor for her “Transparent” audition.
  • The Trevor Project partners with Trace Lysette for #TransWeek
    The Trevor Project is the only national accredited suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization serving LGBTQ youth under age 25. During...

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  • What topics does Trace Lysette speak about?

    Trace Lysette is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Actors, Art, Culture, Diversity, Entertainment, LGBTQ.
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Trace Lysette is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Trace Lysette for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Trace Lysette generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amiyah Scott, Patti Harrison, Madison Pettis, Paris Jackson and Michaela Jaé Rodriguez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Trace Lysette for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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