Tommy Dorfman has come out as a transgender girl. Learn extra concerning the Atlanta native who shot to fame on ’13 Reasons Why.’
Tommy Dorfman, 28, is proudly owning her true self. The actress got here out as a trans girl 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 dwelling as a girl — a trans girl,” 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 have not gone anyplace. I view at the moment as a reintroduction to me as a girl, having made a transition medically. Coming out is at all times considered 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 beginning title, which honors her mother’s brother who died shortly after she was born. “I like my title, I wish to hold my title and provides new life to my title,” Tommy mentioned.
So who’s Tommy Dorfman? From her shut friendship with Kaia Gerber to her memorable position on 13 Reasons Why, HollywoodLife has rounded up 5 key information to learn 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 greatest recognized for her position as Ryan Shaver on Netflix’s widespread drama 13 Reasons Why alongside Brenda Stronghandjob Ross Butler, and Dylan Minnette. She additionally performed Bobby in The CW’s Jane The Virgin and Nick on American Princess. Most lately, 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 off the bed and attending to work,” Tommy mentioned to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY concerning the undertaking. “No commute, which was nice. It ended up being actually intimate, and it was an area we have individually spent a variety of time in collectively simply as buddies,” she added.
3. Tommy is Andi Dorfman’s actress.
Tommy isnt the one well-known Dorfman! She’s a cousin of legal professional 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 happening a jog back in June 2020.
4. Tommy is from Atlanta.
Tommy was born on May 13, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating highschool, she packed her luggage and headed to New York for school, the place she enrolled at Fordham University. Tommy studied drama, incomes her BA in Theater Arts in 2015.
5. Tommy now identifies as a trans girl.
Tommy mentioned in her Time interview that she determined to announce her transition to a trans girl publicly in order that she may keep true to herself. “I’ve been dwelling on this different model of popping out the place I do not really feel secure sufficient to speak about it, so I simply do it,” she mentioned. “But 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 like him a lot, however we have been studying that as a trans girl, what I’m fascinated about will not be essentially mirrored in a homosexual man. So we have had unimaginable conversations to redefine our relationship as buddies,” she mentioned. Tommy had beforehand come out as non-binary in 2017.