It's interesting too because after travelling and working with everyone for that time, I was a different person. It's an emotional investment, and it's a time investment," Clayton said. What do you hope that audiences take away from that range? GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. Her story is about her strength, courage, and love. Speaking with ComicBook.com Clayton, who recently appeared on The CW's Roswell, New Mexico, said that she continues to receive messages from fans who are just now discovering Sense8 and have been moved by the show's core message of empathy. The CW rolls out a wave of purple to show support for LGBTQ youth on #SpiritDay. [5] In 2011, she was honored by Out magazine as part of their annual "Out 100" awards. Jamie Clayton Reflects on Netflix's Sense8 and Its "Timely" Message. In the meantime, GLAAD caught up with Clayton to ask her more about playing Nomi, working with Lana Wachowski, and more. In 2020, Clayton stars in The L Word: Generation Q, a long awaited sequel to the ground breaking Showtime Original, The L Word, which aired for six seasons, starting in 2004. And so, people are going back to the show for some feel good feelies, and then people are finding the show for the first time because they've got the time.". :), "The Second Most Beautiful Girl in New York", "Hung's Transgender Actress Just Wants Respect", "Hung's New Transgender Actress: "It's All Really Good the More People See Us, "I Can Hardly Wait For Jamie Clayton's New TV Show "Dirty Work, "Fourth Wall does the 'Dirty Work' of innovation", "Wachowskis' 'Sense8' on Netflix is a stylish if still murky vision", "Everything You Need To Know About The Eight Main Characters In "Sense8, "Actress Jamie Clayton of "Sense8" on show's LGBTQ-inclusiveness", "SENSE8: Jamie Clayton Talks Working with The Wachowskis, Her Character, and More", "Who Is Jamie Clayton? For series star Jamie Clayton, continued fan love is something that still amazes her -- though she feels the series is more timely now than ever. Watch Nomi's character trailer below. Her father, Howard Clayton, was a criminal defense attorney, and her mother, Shelley, is an event planner. Created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Sense8 follows eight strangers across the globe, whose thought and actions are psychically linked to each other upon their 30th birthday.

[14] Sense8 was inclusive both in and in front of the camera with co-creators sisters Lilly and Lana Wachowski being both transgender. For more from Jamie Clayton, follow her on Twitter and catch her as Nomi Marks in Sense8, streaming online at Netflix. For more from Jamie Clayton, follow her on Twitter and catch her as Nomi Marks in Sense8, streaming online at Netflix. [16], Clayton appeared in the 2016 film The Neon Demon,[17] and the 2017 thriller film The Snowman. Share 0 Comments. So it's cool to revisit the scenes from a different perspective. By Nicole Drum - May 16, 2020 08:16 pm EDT. "And I think that the one thing that I've noticed with the pandemic that is sweeping the world right now, I've just been noticing a lot of selfishness in America. Jamie Clayton is an American model and actor who is best known for her role in the ‘Netflix’ series ‘Sense8.’ She was born and raised in San Diego, California. '", I tweeted early on in the self-isolation, 'Now's a great time to rewatch,' because the core theme of the show is empathy," she continued. She is also guest starring in The CW’s Roswell: New Mexico. And that makes me really, really, really happy that I was part of something that helps people.". [18], In 2019, Clayton starred as Sasha Booker in the third season of the Netflix's Designated Survivor.[19]. Jamie has been a transgender since birth and has had to face many challenging obstacles to make her mark in the industry. What was it like working with Freema Agyeman to portray this aspect of their story? Just like Lana. I mean kisser. XO, A photo posted by Jamie Clayton (@msjamieclayton) on. Copyright 2018 ComicBook.com. In the new Netflix original series, Sense8, created by the Wachowski siblings and J. Michael Straczynski, actress Jamie Clayton plays Nomi Marks, a political blogger and hacktivist living in San Francisco.

"So yeah, I could not be more happy that the show is on Netflix because it lives, and it didn't disappear. It's so authentic and human. It's been almost two years since the last episode of Sense8 debuted. The 15th. [20], "Jamie Clayton on Twitter: ""@Puckguy14: @Jamie_Clayton your birthday is in January?" Jamie Clayton (born on January 15, 1978) is an American actress and model. Pride, anguish, love, action!