Starring Mj Rodriguez

2021 Emmy Awards

Yesterday, Mj attended the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at L.A. LIVE in California (September 19). Mj presented an award onstage with co-star and friend, Billy Porter.

Unfortunately, Pose did not win that night. Much love to the Pose cast and crew!
Mj was nominated for the “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series” award. She still made history with being the first trans actress to receive a nomination in lead acting categories. We are proud of, you Michaela!

7th Annual Television Humanitarian Awards

On Saturday, Mj attended the 2021 Creative Coalition’s Television Humanitarian Awards Gala in Los Angeles, California (September 18). Mj was one of the honorees during the event! Check out the photos below.

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute and H&M Event

Mj attended The Marsha P. Johnson Institute and H&M event to celebrate LGBTQ+ students with “Fresh and Fabulous for Fall” in New York City (August 19).

Mj for Deadline

Ballroom Hits: ‘Pose’ Star MJ Rodriguez On Being The First Trans Woman To Be Nominated For A Lead Acting Emmy

DEADLINEMj Rodriguez is the latest cast member of FX’s groundbreaking series Pose to make Emmy history, earning the very first lead acting nomination for a trans woman. In conversation with Ryan Fleming she reflects on an achievement she never thought possible, and what she hopes it will mean.

Growing up in Newark in the ’90s, Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez never imagined she could have achieved what she has. Coming from a time where there were no trans women of color in the forefront of entertainment, the existence of a role like Blanca Evangelista in Pose seemed nigh on impossible. Having been cast in 2017, the FX series’ final season has now earned Rodriguez a history-making Emmy nomination—making her the first trans person ever to be nominated in a lead acting category.
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