Shakina Nayfack

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    Shakina Nayfack
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    Date of birth December 8, 1980
    Place of birth Ventura County, California, USA
    Nationality American
    Pronouns she/her[1]
    Gender identity nonbinary & gender non-conforming trans woman[2]
    Occupation actor and activist
    Known for Difficult People

    Shakina Nayfack is an American actor and transgender activist. She is most notable for her series regular role as Lola on the second and third seasons of the Hulu television program Difficult People, on which she was also a writing consultant. In 2020, she became the first trans person to have a starring role on a major network comedy show, Connecting.

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    1. Monteil, Abby (15 June 2021). "Shakina Nayfack, L Morgan Lee, and Ezra Menas Headlining Trans and Nonbinary Virtual Concert". them. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 3 August 2021. In May of this year, Nayfack came out as nonbinary on Instagram, while noting that she still uses she/her pronouns.
    2. "Instagram post from @shakeenz". May 26, 2021. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. I’m not “coming out” as non-binary, I’m choosing now to claim non-binary as part of my identity because, as a gender non-conforming trans woman, I feel responsible to include myself in the discourse which—unintentionally or not—has a tendency to assign meaning to my identity without my consent otherwise.
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