Alexandra Grey: Celebrity Impressions and Seeing More Diverse Women on TV | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Alexandra Grey talks about her role on Transparent, acting with Phylicia Rashad on When We Rise, and does celebrity impressions of Viola Davis and Wendy Williams. She also discusses spending her last $87 on a bus ride to Los Angeles, staying at the LA LGBT Center, and how seeing a trans person on America’s Next Top Model changed her life.


LGBTQ&A is an interview podcast highlighting the different members of the LGBTQ community — artists, activists, lawmakers, and business people. LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by AfterBuzz TV. Interviews are also filmed and available on YouTube.

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Alexandra Grey was born in Chicago, Illinois. Raised in seven foster homes, she was determined to not be a stereotype and to always follow her dreams of making it on the big screen. After high-school, she relocated to California where she began studying Theater at California State University Northridge and soon after began a career in television. Her roles include Glee (2009), Transparent (2014), Chicago Med (2015), and Little Blue Sky. This Fall, she is set to guest-star on season 2 of the CBS TV Medical Drama “Code Black” alongside Camryn Manheim and Eric Roberts. Grey also signed on to recur in the new ABC mini-series “When We Rise” directed by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black. She is also transgender. Her influences include some of the greats including Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Loretta Devine, Sandra Bullock and so many more.