Angelica Ross

Ground breaking transgender actress and tech activist ignites the screen on “Pose” and “American Horror Story.”

From the board room, to film/TV sets and even the Obama White House, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for transgender and racial equality and a current star in Ryan Murphy’s hit FX series Pose which was renewed for a second season.

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Ground breaking transgender actress and tech activist ignites the screen on “Pose” and “American Horror Story.”

Making TV history, the show features the largest transgender cast ever for a scripted series – five transgender women of color cast to play five series regular roles, including Angelica’s role as the witty and fiesty ‘Candy Abundance,’ the brashest member of the ‘House of Abundance.’ Angelica’s performance is receiving rave reviews, with Vanity Fair saying, “Angelica Ross steals many of her scenes as ‘Candy’…”

Since studying theater at Florida Atlantic University, Angelica has been featured in film, television, and live theatre. Her starring role in the Emmy Award-nominated short form series Her Story, received Special Recognition at the GLAAD Media Awards and her segment on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah was also honored with a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode. Ross is also working behind the camera, executive producing and starring in the short film Missed Connections, which went on to be an official selection at Outfest 2017, the La Femme International Film festival 2017 and at the Baltimore International Black Film Festival 2017. Angelica combines her passion for acting with her skills as a producer in her newest endeavor and she has returned to the Executive Producer chair for the King Ester short-form web series with Dui Jarrod and Caralene Robinson.

Ross is also the President of Miss Ross, Inc. and founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, an organization that helps people lift themselves out of poverty through technical training and digital work creating a social impact and bringing economic empowerment to marginalized trans and LGBTQI+ communities.

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  • How ‘Pose’ Star Angelica Ross Has Been Saving Lives With Transgender Advocacy Organization TransTech
    “Pose” star Angelica Ross understands what it’s like to struggle, to be homeless and not know where your next meal’s coming from. But nothing was going to stop her from…
  • How Angelica Ross is Amplifying Trans Creators With Her Annual Tech Summit
    It’s a landmark year for everyone, including Angelica Ross. For the first time ever, TransTech Summit is entirely virtual, making it more accessible than ever.
  • Angelica Ross – 3rd Annual TransTech Summit This Weekend, Nov. 14-15
    The TransTech Summit will focus on helping students and professionals of all ages to learn new skills, build their professional networks, and connect with employers!
  • Kept out of traditional jobs, transgender people see hope in tech world with Angelica Ross
    In 2014, U.S. transgender actor and entrepreneur Angelica Ross founded TransTech Social Enterprises, providing training and co-working spaces for trans people in tech.
  • AHS: 1984 Hits Netflix Next Month with Angelica Ross
    The slasher-centric ninth season of Ryan Murphy’s FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story aka AHS: 1984 hits Netflix Friday, November 13th.
  • Angelica Ross on Inclusivity in Hollywood, Getting a Buzz Cut, and Blossoming Into Herself
    Read about how Angelica Ross is dealing with the pandemic and her thoughts on current issues of race and self care.
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