Top 10 Transgender Celebrities Who Have Broken All Stereotypes

Top 10 Transgender Celebrities Who Have Broken All Stereotypes

Over the last few years, people have become more familiar and open-minded when it comes to transgender people. Earlier, the issues faced by transgender people were not even mentioned, let alone highlighted among the general public. However, with this changing scenario, awareness has increased due to the global popularity of some transgender celebrities. Some individuals have represented themselves so well in their specific domains that they have inspired us all. It has helped young trans people to get accepted in society. Keep reading to learn more about the top 10 transgender celebrities.

Top 10 Most Famous Transgender People

To increase awareness and inspire our young readers, here is a list of the top 10 transgender celebrities.

1. Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Marie Jenner, born Bruce Jenner, is one of the most famous trans women in the world. Her journey from the Olympics to TV shows has been inspiring. Jenner married Kris Kardashian in 1991 and became a parent to Kendall and Kylie Jenner. In 2015, Jenner announced that she identifies as a woman. She also starred in the world-famous show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and Bruce’s conversion to Caitlyn was inspiring for society.

2. Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is an Emmy-nominated actress and is the first transgender person to achieve the same. She also won a Daytime Emmy Award in Outstanding Special Class Special for her role as executive producer in Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word. Not only this, she also became the first transgender person in the US to play a transgender role in the CBS series Doubt. More of Cox’s many firsts include her feature on Time magazine and Cosmopolitan magazine cover. The actress is an inspiration for many aspiring young people. She is also the first openly transgender celebrity to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds.

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3. Zaya Wade

 Zaya Wade

One of the many inspirational celebrities is the daughter of former American basketball player Dwyane Wade. Zaya Wade, 16, came out as transgender in 2020. She is an inspiration and a role model for young people. Zaya is an influencer and a model and receives complete support from her parents. Earlier, her name was Zion Malachi Airamis Wade, and her gender was listed as male in all her legal documents. After Wade filed a petition in 2022, her gender was changed to female, and her full legal name became Zaya Malachi Airamis Wade.

The strong support she receives from her parents shows how open-minded society has become. Nevertheless, many parents like Dwyane Wade openly accept their kids’ identities.

4. Hunter Schafer

 Hunter Schafer

25-year-old Hunter Schafer is a transgender woman who gained fame by playing transgender high school student Jules Vaughn in HBO’s young adult drama series Euphoria. The actress was listed in the “21 Under 21” list by Teen Vogue in 2017 for her protest of North Carolina’s bill HB2, the famous bathroom bill. This landed her an interview with the former first lady of the United States, Hillary Clinton. The LGBTQ+ rights activist is an inspiration to many of us. One can learn important life lessons from Schafer, such as taking a stand for yourself and raising your voice against inequality despite many problems.

5. Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono

He is the son of famous couple Sonny Bono and Cher and an American writer and actor. Chaz is famous for his roles in American Horror Story and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Not only this, but Bono is also a highly praised author. His documentary, ‘Becoming Chaz,’ received three primetime Emmy nominations in 2011. This transgender actor has worked a lot to ensure LGBTQ+ rights across the globe. Meanwhile, he also has a strong opinion when it comes to discrimination based on race, religion, sex, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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6. Alexandra Billings

Alexandra Billings

This American actress is famous for playing an LGBT educator, Davina, in Amazon’s Emmy Award-winning drama Transparent. Billings is also one of the first openly transgender characters. She played Donna in the 2005 television comedy film Romy and Michele: In the Beginning. The actress has also starred in The Conners, Never Have I Ever, Diary of a Female President, and Goliath. Her other credits include How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, ER, and more.

7. Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg

Another mind-blowing actress, Amandla Stenberg, secures her spot on our list of some of the most famous transgender celebrities. This actress and singer has received several awards including a Teen Choice Award, an NAACP Image Award, and nominations for four Black Reel Awards and a Critics’ Choice Award.

Besides her acting career, she is also famous for her LGBT support. Her notable credits include Colombiana, The Hunger Games, Sleepy Hollow, and Mr. Robinson.

8. Asia Kate Dillon

asia kate dillon

Asia Kate Dillon is America’s most famous nonbinary actor. Dillon uses singular they pronouns. They are renowned for portraying Brandy Epps in the Emmy award-winning Orange Is the New Black series. Moreover, their acting in Billions marks the first nonbinary main character on North American television. This also earned Dillon a nomination for the Critics’ Choice Television Award in the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category. The milestones that Dillon has achieved are inspiring and have helped young transgender people make their place in the industry.

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9. Andreja Pejic

 Andreja Pejic

Andreja Pejic is considered one of the most famous and successful transgender models in the world. She is an Australian model and actress who came out as a transwoman in 2013. Nevertheless, Pejic is among the many motivating persons for transgender people. She is known for being one of the most popular models who has walked on a ramp for both women and menswear. This model is the first trans person to have been written about in Vogue, and it is quite an achievement.

10. Jamie Clayton

Jamie Clayton

Jamie Clayton, known for her acting, has been a vocal supporter of the LGBT community. She is famous for her works as Nomi Marks in the Netflix series Sense8, Sasha Booker in Designated Survivor, and Tess Van De Berg in Showtime’s The L Word: Generation Q. Nevertheless, her acting career did not begin until she starred in VH1’s reality show, “TRANSform Me.” At first, she was a makeup artist, but the big acting breaks she received quickly shifted her career into acting. She also played the role of the priest in the 2022 film Hellraiser.


It would be wrong to assume that there is any industry where transgender people have not succeeded. Our list of top 10 transgender celebrities highlights their achievements. Transgender people are doing well in acting, modeling, sports, designing, and almost every other sector. They have broken the barriers of society and inspired many people all over the world. Nonetheless, it is high time to break stereotypes and accept everyone for their true self.

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Simon Hopes, an ardent Hollywood fan, attended the California State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Delving into his passion for entertainment, Simon joined as a staff writer at The Collider where he honed his skills and gained valuable experience in years. At The Next Hint Media, Simon serves as a senior writer, summoning his expertise to deliver captivating articles related to entertainment and Hollywood industry. With a passion of covering unusual and latest trends, he ensures to captivate the reader's attention with his entertaining and updated articles. His dedication to his craft makes him a valuable asset in the The Next Hint Media’s Entertainment team.

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