Brian Michael Smith is an American actor known for his groundbreaking performances on television and advocating for the portrayal of transgender people in the media. His role as transgender cop Toine Wilkins in Ava DuVernay's Queen Sugar has put him in a series of famous roles, including political strategist Pierce Williams in Showtime's The L Word: Generation Q. Smith became the first black trans man in a series of regular network television roles when he was cast as firefighter Paul Strickland in FOX's 9-1-1: Lone Star. Other events include Chicago P.D. by NBC, Girls from HBO, and the horror film Showtime Homeland.
|Born||January 29, 1983, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States|
|Known for||9-1-1: Lone Star, Queen Sugar|
He was assigned female at birth, but identifies as male. He played on the boys' football team for Ann Arbor Pioneer High School as well as the girls' track and field team. He studied acting and video production at Kent State University.
His first speaking credit was in an episode of Girls.
His mom Ingrid was an event planner and employee of the Ford Motor Company. He has an adopted brother.
He acted opposite Eli Manning in a Toyota commercial.
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