Tommy Dorfman has come out as a transgender lady. Be taught extra concerning the Atlanta native who shot to fame on ’13 Causes Why.’
Tommy Dorfman, 29, is proudly owning her true self. The actress got here out as a trans lady in a July 22 interview with Time, the place she opened up about her transition. “For a 12 months now, I’ve been privately figuring out and residing as a lady — a trans lady,” mentioned Tommy, who now goes by she/her. The 13 Reasons Why star went on to inform the publication, “It’s humorous to consider popping out, as a result of I haven’t gone wherever. I view in the present day as a reintroduction to me as a lady, having made a transition medically. Popping out is at all times seen as this grand reveal, however I used to be by no means not out.”
Tommy additionally revealed within the interview that regardless of transitioning, she intends to maintain her start identify, which honors her mother’s brother who died shortly after she was born. “I like my identify, I need to hold my identify and provides new life to my identify,” Tommy mentioned.
So who’s Tommy Dorfman? From her shut friendship with Kaia Gerber to her memorable function on 13 Causes Why, HollywoodLife has rounded up 5 key information to find out about Tommy.
1. Tommy Dorfman is BFFs with Kaia Gerber.
Cindy Crawford‘s look-a-like daughter Kaia Gerber is commonly seen out-and-about with Tommy. The pair have been final seen stepping out for dinner in Los Angeles on July 31, 2020 — face masks on, after all — whereas aside of one another’s “quarantine bubble.” Pre-quarantine, the duo additionally confirmed off their seaside hangout in Jan. 2020! Posing of their swimsuits for a mirror selfie, Tommy captioned the pic “portrait of a respectful homosexual hand.”
2. Tommy is an actress.
Tommy is finest identified for her function as Ryan Shaver on Netflix’s common drama 13 Causes Why alongside Brenda Sturdy, Ross Butler, and Dylan Minnette. She additionally performed Bobby in The CW’s Jane The Virgin and Nick on American Princess. Most not too long ago, she is credited for showing in Freeform’s mini-series Love in the Time of Corona. “We have been filming at my home, which was loads simpler than I assumed it was going to be simply from a sensible standpoint of rolling away from bed and attending to work,” Tommy mentioned to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY concerning the challenge. “No commute, which was nice. It ended up being actually intimate, and it was an area we’ve individually spent a whole lot of time in collectively simply as associates,” she added.
3. Tommy is Andi Dorfman’s cousin
Tommy isn’t the one well-known Dorfman! She’s a cousin of lawyer Andi Dorfman, 33, who starred within the tenth season of The Bachelorette. She made an look within the Bachelor universe once more throughout her runner-up Nick Viall‘s season and the pair made headlines for occurring a jog back in June 2020.
4. Tommy is from Atlanta.
Tommy was born on Could 13, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating highschool, she packed her baggage and headed to New York for faculty, the place she enrolled at Fordham College. Tommy studied drama, incomes her B.A. in Theatre Arts in 2015.
5. Tommy now identifies as a trans lady.
Tommy mentioned in her Time interview that she determined to announce her transition to a trans lady publicly in order that she might keep true to herself. “I’ve been residing on this different model of popping out the place I don’t really feel secure sufficient to speak about it, so I simply do it,” she mentioned. “However I acknowledge that transitioning is gorgeous. Why not let the world see what that appears like?”
Tommy additionally revealed within the interview that she was not with husband Peter Zurkuhlen, whom she married in Nov. 2016. ” I love him a lot, however we’ve been studying that as a trans lady, what I’m focused on is just not essentially mirrored in a homosexual man. So we’ve had unbelievable conversations to redefine our relationship as associates,” she mentioned. Tommy had beforehand come out as non-binary in 2017.