Michaela Jae Rodriguez has made Golden Globes history after becoming the first transgender actress to win an award. The 31-year-old scooped the best actress in a TV drama award for her performance as ‘house mother’ Bianca Rodriguez in Pose.
The series centres around New York City’s African-American and Latino LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming drag scene at the end of the 20th century.Reacting to her win, Michaela wrote in an Instagram post: ‘OMG OMGGG!!!! @goldenglobes Wow!‘You talking about sickening birthday present!
Thank you!‘This is the door that is going to open the door for many more young talented individuals. They will see that it is more than possible.’ She continued: ‘They will see that a young Black Latina girl from Newark New Jersey who had a dream, to change the minds others would WITH LOVE.