‘Modern Family’ Casts TV’s First Transgender Child Actor
|09/27/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Its latest episode will include child actor Jackson Millarker, who openly identifies as transgender.
Shows such as “Orange is the New Black” and “Nashville” have cast adult transgender actors to play transgender characters, but Millarker is the first child actor to be featured in such a role.
Millarker will play Tom, who Aubrey Anderson-Emmons’ character Lily invites over for a playdate. According to Variety, an insult leads to a teachable moment.
Cast member Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Lily’s father Mitchell, tweeted his excitement about the series’ upcoming episode:
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