Angelica Ross is an American actress, businesswoman, and transgender rights advocate.
She was born on November 28, 1980, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and raised in nearby Racine.
Ross is a self-taught computer programmer and went on to become the founder and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises, a firm that helps employ transgender people in the tech industry.
Ross has appeared in numerous film, television, and theater projects, including American Horror Story, Pose, and Claws.
She made TV history as part of the largest transgender cast ever for a scripted series in Pose.
Ross has also received special recognition at the GLAAD Media Awards for her work on the Emmy-nominated web series Her Story.
In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, Ross is a leading figure in the movement for transgender and racial equality.
She is the President of Miss Ross, Inc. and has been recognized as one of the top 10 LGBT+ executives by the Financial Times.
Recently, Ross made headlines for alleging that Ryan Murphy, the creator of American Horror Story, ghosted her and for alleging transphobic comments by Emma Roberts, her co-star on the show.
Angelica Ross says that Emma Roberts misgendered her on the set of ‘American Horror Story: 1984.’
Angelica stated that when the two of them were both referred to as ladies on set, Emma replied saying, “Don’t you mean, lady?” while looking at Angelica. pic.twitter.com/VepGDrx2G2
— Pop Base (@PopBase) September 20, 2023
Angelica Ross pronouns
Angelica Ross is a transgender woman, which means she was assigned male at birth but identifies and lives as a woman.
As a transgender individual, Angelica Ross uses she/her pronouns to reflect her gender identity.
Using the correct pronouns is essential for respecting and affirming a person’s gender identity.
Angelica Ross career
Ross has had a successful career in acting, appearing across numerous mediums, including film, television and theatre.
Her acting breakthrough came in the form of Ryan Murphy’s Award-Winning FX hit, Pose, which follows NYC’s Black and Latino LGBTQ.
She was also a series regular on the ninth season of Ryan Murphy’s FX hit American Horror Story: 1984, and confirmed to return for the currently untitled season ten.
Ross has also worked behind the camera, executive producing the Emmy-nominated web series.
She is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for transgender and racial equality.
Ross has been recognized for her work in the LGBTQ+ community, and in 2014, she founded TransTech Social Enterprises, an organization that works to provide education, support and jobs to trans people facing discrimination.
Ross has been honored with several awards for her work, including a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode.
She is also a face of Nicolas Ghesquière’s pre-Fall campaign for Louis Vuitton.
Outside of her acting career, Ross is an activist and advocate for transgender rights.
She has talked about walking the line between actor and activist and how she uses her platform to bring attention to important issues.