Transgender actress Mya Taylor has become the first trans winner of the Independent Spirit Award.
She won the award for her performance in the film, Tangerine, as best supporting actress.
“I have had a long journey through my 2015 because I had come from almost nothing and then got this role and this movie, and my life just did a total 360”.
Before her role in Tangerine, Taylor did not have huge acting experience.
The transgender actress had a message for film-makers:
“There is transgender talent. There’s very beautiful transgender talent. So you better get it out there and put it in your next movie”.
Taylor also said she had done 26 interviews in one month and had not received a single offer.