“You can push the award aside,” Michaela told The Zoe Report, sitting wrapped luxuriously in a terry cloth robe and slides. “Just to be noticed means that they’re making others in that quite conservative space aware of me and everyone else who is just like me or who’s a part of a group or a community like me.” Now Rodriguez, 31, wants the door she’s kicked open to stay open. “I want more change. I’m young, so I want things to happen quickly.”
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez is known for the FX television series Pose, making her part of the largest cast of transgender actresses to be starring as series regulars in a scripted series. she became the first transgender woman to earn an Emmy Award nomination in a major acting category; she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in the third and final season of Pose and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama.