Kate Dillon Biography
Kate Dillon Asia Kate Dillon is an American actor, known for their roles as Brandy Epps in Orange Is the New Black and Taylor Mason in Billions. He is also known as a non-binary and uses singular they pronouns.
Their role on Billions is the first non-binary main character on North American television and earned them a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Kate Dillon Age
He was born on 15th of November 15, 1984, in Ithaca, New York, U.S. He is 34 years old as of 2018.
Kate Dillon Family
There is no information about his family with their occupation. There is also no information on how and where she was raised.
Kate Dillon Boyfriend
Asia Kate Dillon identifies as pansexual, stating they have been attracted to multiple genders. In an interview on The Ellen Show in 2017, Dillon revealed to be romantically involved with a partner who self-identified himself as male.
Kate Dillon Education
Dillon was enrolled and later graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. They enrolled in and completed the Meisner training program at The Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca during their junior year of high school at age sixteen. They were the youngest student ever admitted to the class.
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Dillon started his carer acting career in 2007 by taking on the titular role of Rachel Corrie in the play My Name is Rachel Corrie which was based on the emails and diaries of activist Rachel Corrie. For the role, Asia Kate Dillon had to commit to heart 30 monologues and play over 7 alternate characters over the course of the one-person show.Kate Dillon Photo
After an amazing performance with the play, Dillon was featured in a couple of other plays whose writers are Academy and Tony Award-nominated and winning playwrights, It followed by the role of Lucifer in The Mysteries, and also an appeared in The Tempest staged at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.
They as well played Brandy Epps (white supremacist) in the comedy-drama web TV series Orange is the New Black, making them one of the first non-binary cast in a major TV series. In the following year took up the role of Taylor Mason another non-binary character in the second season of Showtime’s Wall Street drama Billions, becoming the first non-binary character to star on the mainstream in North American TV.
he sane year Showtime confirmed that Taylor would become a regular character in the next season submitting their name for an Emmy Awards for playing Mason, Asia Kate Dillon was also allowed to submit under any gender category and they chose actor stating that it is a gender-neutral word and received a submission for supporting the actor.
Kate Dillon Net worth
Dillon has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Kate Dillon Billions
Dillon Played and made history by playing Taylor Mason on “Billions,” the first non-binary role on American series television, they were honored for their work with a best supporting actor nomination at the Critics’ Choice Awards.
They said that since coming out as non-binary, they’ve heard from others who have been inspired by their story. Representation, they as well added, is important, particularly when the reach is as wide as that of their Showtime series.
They said that since coming out as non-binary, they’ve heard from others who have been inspired by their story. Representation, they added, is important, particularly when the reach is as wide as that of their Showtime series.
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Forget Gender “X”: Asia Kate Dillon Envisions a Future With No Gender Markers at All
Asia Kate Dillon is forging a career path in acting, but identifying as nonbinary — a gender identity that falls outside of the “man” and “woman” boxes — makes their very existence political. When we sat down for an interview on Jan. 11, my primary goal was to ask them about their historic nod at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Although their assigned sex is female, they had made it onto the nominee list in the best supporting actor category.
Dillon and I talked at length about this important benchmark and what it would be like if award shows eliminated gender entirely. But as we spoke, I couldn’t help but wonder how they felt about gender in a wider sense. Dillon is an actor first, but their identity puts them in a position to educate people, raise awareness, and bring identity politics to the forefront.
Dillon often plays the role of educator, because they spend almost every interview talking about the gender binary and the way some people exist outside of its strict confines. Dillon spoke about their nonbinary identity on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and in interviews with ABC News, WWD, and HuffPost. Even when I sat down with Dillon, having done my research and knowing the definition of “nonbinary,” I preempted our conversation by saying that it would perhaps be wise to cover the basics.
After this mini “warning” (for lack of a better phrase), I stopped and wondered aloud: does Dillon ever get tired of educating people about gender identity? Do they ever simply want to exist without explaining themselves? “You know, ‘tiring’ is not the word that I would use actually,” they said, as we sat down together in POPSUGAR’s LA office. “I find it energizing.” Noticing my surprise, they continued: “I mean, I’m getting to talk with people about something that’s close to my heart that I’m passionate about. I ultimately feel it’s making the world a little bit of a safer place. The more that we
can communicate with each other, the more that we recognize that it’s a conversation.”
After some award show talk, I turned the conversation toward political points I wanted to get their take on. Specifically, I wanted to know how they feel about the third gender, “X,” which some states have begun to recognize in lieu of “male” or “female.” Here, Dillon surprised me by saying they’re not so sure it’s such a great step forward.
“I appreciate you asking about that,” they said. “If you look at your ID, what it says is, Sex: M or F. Right? That is based on assigned sex, based on a doctor’s quick glance at a baby’s external genitalia. OK, fine. That is not the same thing as your gender identity. For me, the gender marker ‘X’ — adding a third gender to the ID — that language is actually incorrect. What they’re adding is an assigned sex marker but confusing it with gender. I’m glad the conversation is happening and that change is being made. But I actually think it’s conflating sex and gender in a way that is continuing to not be helpful when it comes to representation. I say eliminate the sex marker from an ID altogether. Eliminate the gender marker from an ID altogether. What do you need it for?”
It’s an interesting point, and one I don’t often think about as someone who is cisgender, meaning my gender identity conforms to the sex I was assigned at birth. It’s an important distinction to make. Dillon, for instance, was assigned female at birth, even if their gender identity is nonbinary. “I was assigned female at birth. I present with female sex characteristics externally,” they said.
I noted the language: they were assigned their sex by someone else, which takes away Dillon’s sense of choice and agency. I asked if they think we, as a society, should stop doing this. Do we need to assign people sex?
“I think that assigning a sex to babies based on a quick glance at their external genitalia is limiting, and it’s really archaic,” they said. “Because, frankly, just because something looks like one thing on the outside does not mean that’s what it is on the inside. Just because you have a baby that’s born and you go, ‘OK, that baby has a vagina,’ that doesn’t mean that baby has a uterus or that that baby is going to develop breasts or have a high voice — you know, these stereotypically characteristic things of the female sex. Really, we are all so much more beautiful and diverse and complicated than the simple label of male or female or man or woman. Exploring my own complexity is what I’m interested in doing for myself and helping other people do as well.”
After the interview, Dillon sent has a few additional thoughts: “Since we assign a baby’s sex at birth based on a quick glance at their external genitalia — and as a culture we use the words for sex and gender synonymously (even though they are different things) — a baby is also given a gender identity based on their assigned sex. We are all categorized before even learning to crawl and certainly before we can speak on our own behalf. The synonymous use of sex words (male, female) with identity words (boy, girl, man, woman) is what I’m interested in eliminating. The binary is exclusive. I’m interested in inclusive.”
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