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Michaela Jaé Rodriguez on breaking barriers and latest role on ‘Loot’

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez joins Washington Post Live on Wednesday, Aug. 10. (Video: The Washington Post)

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez is an actress, musician and activist. She is the first trans actress to win a Golden Globe for her role on the groundbreaking series, “Pose.” Join Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart for a conversation with Rodriguez about breaking barriers, her creative range and her latest role on the show “Loot.”

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"I am a drama girl through and through. I just love having people relate on a very serious kind of term and getting to understand the struggles of other people … I love comedy, I love all types of films. When it comes to the craft, I’m going to make sure I do my job to execute the characters that I get." - Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (Video: Washington Post Live)
“There's not a lot of explanation on our lives as trans women... And when you don't have that explanation of that and no one's going to understand it and they're going to make simple mistakes all the time. And that's what I want to alleviate." - Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (Video: Washington Post Live)
“When it comes to a parent of family members who have just come into understanding their child being trans or gender nonconforming, it's very simple, it's to love them. Love them unconditionally, protect them, make sure that they are safe." - Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (Video: Washington Post Live)
“Push back. Go against it. That's something that I'm not afraid to say because usually when there's push back, there's change." - Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (Video: Washington Post Live)

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez

Actress, Singer & Activist