Who is actor Trace Lysette and what is she most famous for?

Having recently made allegations against her Transparent co-star Jeffrey Tambor, Trace Lysette has been thrust into the headlines.

Trace Lysette is best known for her role as Shea in the Amazon hit, Transparent where she appeared in 10 episodes. She has also appeared in Cailtyn Jenner’s documentary series, I Am Cait.

She initially auditioned for another role in Transparent, but the part of Shea was written, by the creator, especially for her. She came out as transgender during her audition for the groundbreaking series. Up until that point, she had auditioned for roles without labelling herself as transgender.

Trace started her performing career as a drag artist in Dayton and Columbus, Ohio. She has also talked openly about her experience with sex work. In an interview with The A.V Club she stated, “In the past, I’ve talked about my experience with survival sex work, and also with dancing in gentleman’s clubs to pay for acting classes and make all my auditions when I was pounding the pavement all those years in New York City.”

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What did Trace Lysette accuse Jeffrey Tambor of doing?


Trace took to her Twitter feed to make the following accusation against him, saying that he had “made many sexual advanced and comments”.