Asia Kate Dillon: TV’s First (And Only) Openly Gender Non-Binary Actor | AfterBuzz TV’s LGBTQ&A

Asia Kate Dillon talks about the Emmy Award’s message of inclusion towards them as a non-binary actor. They also say that while they’ve always felt a degree of ambiguity towards their gender, they didn’t discover the word “non-binary” until they read the casting breakdown for their role on Billions. Asia also explains the tattoo on their neck (einfühlung, the German word for empathy), and how being non-binary encompasses more than just white androgynous people.

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Asia Kate Dillon is a performer, writer, and director residing in New York City. Recently cast in the role of Taylor, a non-binary gender identifying character in Showtime’s Billions, Asia Kate Dillon is the first non-binary gender identifying actor to ever be cast in a major television series. In addition to Billions, they can be seen playing Brandy Epps in the Netfilx series Orange Is the New Black. Born and raised in Ithaca, New York, Asia Kate Dillon studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City, graduating from the Studio Program. Dillon returned to New York City and was chosen from nearly one thousand actors to participate in a Workshop at The Flea Theatre in Manhattan of fifty new plays by Tony and Academy award nominated and winning playwrights and directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar.

Jeffrey Masters is an actor, host, and writer in Los Angeles. He documents the stories of the LGBTQ community on his podcast, LGBTQ&A, which was recently ranked #2 Buzzfeed’s list of the Top 27 Podcasts to Listen to in 2017.

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