Mya Taylor Making History by Winning an Independent Film Spirit Award

Mya Taylor is an American actress who is taking the industry by storm. She was a former sex worker, and now she is a force to be reckoned with, sweeping the industry with her portrayal of a transgender sex worker in Tangerine.

Her brilliant performance in the short film, which was shot on an iPhone 5, landed her the Independent Film Spirit Award. When Mya Taylor received the 2016 Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, she became the first transgender actor to earn such an accomplishment. In fact, Mya Taylor was the first transgender actress ever to win a major film award. Taylor has added her voice to the fight for employment and recognition for transgender talent in the industry.

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