13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman announces she is transgender

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  • Tommy Dorfman, best known for her role in Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, has announced she is transgender.
  • In a new interview with TIME, she says: "For a year now, I have been privately identifying and living as a woman—a trans woman."
  • On Thursday she took to Instagram adding she is "thrilled to reintroduce myself as the woman i am today".


Tommy Dorfman has announced that she is transgender.

The 13 Reasons Why star shared with novelist Torrey Peters in an interview for TIME Magazine: "For a year now, I have been privately identifying and living as a woman—a trans woman."

She added: "It's funny to think about coming out, because I haven't gone anywhere. I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically."

She said: "Coming out is always viewed as this grand reveal, but I was never not out.

"Today is about clarity: I am a trans woman. My pronouns are she/her. My name is Tommy."

Tommy, who also starred in Jane the Virgin, said she's "no longer interested in playing 'male' characters".

She's since been given her first role as a woman in Lena Dunham's upcoming film Sharp Stick. She's also set to direct an adaptation of Mason Deaver's I Wish You All the Best and is starring this fall in the Channel 4 limited series Fracture.

Tommy took to Instagram on Thursday adding: "thrilled to reintroduce myself as the woman i am today. my pronouns are she/her. [sic]" 

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