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