Our Lady J Biography
Our Lady J is an American classical pianist, television writer, and singer-songwriter. She is a writer and producer on the Golden Globe-nominated TV series Pose. She holds the honor of being the first out trans woman to perform at Carnegie Hall, as well as the first out trans writer to be hired in a television writers room.
J was awarded a Peabody Award for her work on Transparent and has been nominated for three Writers Guild Awards and an NAACP Image Award.
J attended Interlochen Center for the Arts from 1994 to 1996, majoring in piano during her junior and senior years of high school. She later moved to New York City, where she freelanced as an accompanist in 2000. J became the musical director and accompanist for the Broadway performer Natalie Joy Johnson and came out as transgender. J grew to popularity in 2013 when releasing her critically acclaimed first studio album, Picture of a Man.
She has played piano at Carnegie Hall, American Ballet Theatre, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. J began with a career of making music in both the pop and classical worlds (Sia, American Ballet Theatre, Mark Morris Dance Group), Lady J transitioned to writing and producing on the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning series Transparent.
Our Lady J Age
Our Lady J was born in 1978 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA. She is about 41 years old as of 2019.
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Our Lady J Pose
Our Lady J is a writer and producer for the critically-acclaimed, groundbreaking FX series that has just has been slaying audiences since it premiered in 2018.
She also appears in the Janet Mock-directed “Love is the Message” episode and she can be seen playing the piano. J has been an incredible voice of the trans community and involved with HIV and AIDS advocacy. Being HIV+, J strives to destigmatize HIV and AIDS and she uses Pose as a platform for exactly that according to deadline.com. Pose handled HIV differently than in the past in its first season. The cloud of doom and gloom shows characters living life with HIV rather than dying in a pool of depression.
Pose Season 2 returned to FX on Tuesday, June 11 at 10 p.m. ET, leaning more into HIV advocacy, expanding J’s message. The show—which was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals has been nominated for a 2019 Golden Globe for Best Television Series Drama.
Our Lady J Transparent
After transitioning into a career in television, J served as a writer and producer for Amazon’s Transparent. The comedy-drama web television series revolved around a Los Angeles family and their lives following the discovery that the person they knew as their father Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) is a trans woman. J was chosen as the first openly transgender person to be a writer for the show in 2014.