Michaela Antonia Jaé “Mj” Rodriguez, born January 7, 1991, is an American actress and singer. Mj attended performing arts schools before being cast in a theatre production of Rent in 2011. She won the 2011 Clive Barnes Award for her performance as Angel Dumott Schunard.
After Rent, Mj took a hiatus from performing to transition. From 2012 to 2016, Mj worked on stage and appeared in television, including Nurse Jackie and The Carrie Diaries.
During 2017, Mj was cast as one of the leads in the FX television series Pose. In 2021, she earned an Emmy nomination (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series) for her role for her performance in the final season of Pose.
In June 2021, Mj released her first single, Something To Say.