It was a big moment for Transparent actress Trace Lysette when she introduced her womanhood to the entertainment industry in 2014. Well, Trace established herself as a transgender actress from the season four of Amazon TV Series Transparent with the scene at drag exhibition in Valley Drag. But when she had an audition for the role of the Amazon series, she initially had not disclosed her sexuality. Now, the famous transgender actress has been a motivational figure no matter how hard her journey was.
Life Of Trace As Transgender
Before surgery, Trace was living in New York abandoning her talent completely. As a transgender, she lost her job in the department store Bloomingdale's as she was not allowed to use women's restroom. Trace went to Thailand, had her bottom surgery and after she returned, she auditioned to work in strip clubs. She danced in Manhattan, New York without disclosing her real name.
At her teens, she experienced sex work industry as she used to perform in the drag bars of Dayton, Ohio. She looked up to her trans sisters Peppermint, Mila Jam, and Laverne. Laverne took her to the LGBTQ acting class in New York, and she finally found her place where she could talk about her work. Well, it was a time when she began to experience the joy and pain of being a transgender.
After continuous effort, Trace finally got a breakthrough in her career from Transgender in 2014. On the show, she portrays Shea, a transgender Yoga teacher. Aside from Transparent, she appeared as Gloria in the movie The Curse of The Fuentes Women (2015). From 2015 to 2016, she played Gisele in three episodes on the TV series Blunt Talk.
Sexual Misconduct By Jeffery Tambor
When Trace was on the production for the series of Transparent, American actor Jeffery Tambor, who was also the cast member of the Amazon series, harassed her sexually. According to her, Jeffery remarked that he wants to attack her sexually when she appeared from her closest in her costume. Actor Alexandra Billings was also the witness who laughed it off with her as the situation was absurd.
Following the day, Trace was standing in the corner while waiting for a camera setup between takes. Meanwhile, Jeffery, dressed as Maura, approached her and leaned his body towards her putting his bare feet on top of her. With being sexually arisen, Jeffery started to conduct inappropriate activities with her. At that time, she pushed him and rolled her eyes.
However, Jeffery denied all the sexual harassment accusations made by Trace. He said that he can be volatile and ill-tempered but has never been a predator in his life that would ruthlessly exploit others. Jeffery also apologized for his action saying that he got misinterpreted as being sexually aggressive. He also further added that the very idea of seeing someone as a predator is more distressing to himself that he cannot express by mere words.
After conducting several months of investigations, Jeffery was found guilty of misconduct.
How Much Is Trace Lysette's Net Worth?
Trace made her debut as an actress appearing in the guest role in an episode of Law and Order. Her show Transparent has won multiple awards including Golden Globes Awards and Prime Time Emmy Awards. She has also played on various movies and TV series through which she might have earned some handsome amount of money. However, she has yet to reveal the details regarding her total net worth.
Is Trace Dating Anyone?
When Trace was a dancer at the club, she had a bad breakup with her boyfriend. She left the club and slit her wrists on a side street in Midtown and ended at Bellevue hospital after the incident. However, the actress has not revealed the name of her former partner.
Back on 20 August 2013, Trace tweeted that she wants to ride bikes with her imaginary boyfriend which hints that she was single at that time.
While on Transparent, she enjoyed an on-screen romance with actor Jay Duplass in the third season of the series. Jay said that his onscreen transgender romance changed his life. All the fans adore Josh and Shea's chemistry. However, it was only an on-screen role, nothing serious is going between them.
Trace Lysette as Shea and Jay Duplass as Josh in Amazon series, Transparent (Photo: thefader.com)
Behind the screens, Trace is not dating anyone. She seems to be focusing on building her career as a transgender actress.
Trace grew up in Dayton, Ohio and has American nationality. She celebrates her birthday every year on 2 October. However, her birth year is not available, so her age is quite hard to figure out. As per wiki sites, she stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inch (1.73m). Being very private about the personal matter, Trace hasn't provided information about her family.