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This ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ hunk has been heating up our screens and making history

A post shared by Brian Michael Smith (@the_brianmichael)Isn’t he a sight for sore eyes?Born in Ann Arbor, MI, Smith eventually moved to New York City to pursue an acting career, and began racking up credits in television, commercials, and regional theater.But it’s when he booked a role in 2017 on Queen Sugar—the OWN drama series created by Ava DuVernay—the Smith broke through in a big way. Playing transgender law enforcement officer Toine Wilkins, Smith decided to use the part as a his vehicle to come out to the world as a trans man.“It’s really important to me to be visible in my work,” he told NBC News at the time.

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