The Oscar hopeful and Independent Spirit Award nominee has charmed awards voters this season
Transgender “Tangerine” star Mya Taylor has signed with ICM Partners, which will represent her for film and television projects as an actress and producer.
Taylor made waves in 2015 with her performance in Sean Baker’s “Tangerine,” her first film. She won an IFP Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor and has been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress, while the film itself landed on many high-profile year-end best-of lists.
Along with her “Tangerine” co-star Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Taylor is making history as part of the first-ever Oscar campaign for trans actors, which is being mounted by the film’s distributor Magnolia Pictures and executive producers Jay and Mark Duplass.
It makes sense that Taylor chose to sign with ICM Partners, as the agency also represents Baker and the Duplass brothers. She will continue to be managed by Framework Entertainment.
Taylor is currently developing a semi-autobiographical television show telling her coming-out story and transition. She recently wrapped production on the short film “Diane and the Moon,” and will also be playing the title role in the short film “Happy Birthday, Marsha!” a biopic of trans activist Marsha P. Johnson directed by Reina Gossett and Sasha P. Wortzel.