.Los Angeles, CA, USA
She is one of the most prominent transgender actors in a scripted series. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@mjrodriguez7)

  • Rodriguez is most recognised for her role as Blanca Evangelista in FX's drama 'Pose'
  • Rodriguez stated that she had "prayed to become female" since she was seven years old
  • She adopted her stage name after Mary Jane 'MJ' Watson of Marvel Comics

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Rodriguez's nomination on Tuesday establishes a new, welcome benchmark. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@mjrodriguez7)

  • The 'Pose' actor made Emmy history by becoming the first transgender nominated for best actress
  • Rodriguez is only the third openly transgender person in Emmy history to be nominated
  • Uzo Aduba, Emma Corrin, Olivia Colman, are among the other nominees for best actress