Jesse James Keitel

one of Vogue's 15 Rising Stars of 2022, Peacock's Queer As Folk and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

  • She currently stars in the highly anticipated Peacock reboot of QUEER AS FOLK, and guest stars on June 16th in season 1 of STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS as a nonbinary character. She will executive produce upcoming docuseries T-TOWN highlighting trans entrepreneurs. She was recently a part of Disney+'s first ever Pride Celebration Special, and was awarded the Equality Award by the HRC - Human Rights Campaign
  • Well known for role as fan-favorite ‘Jerrie Kennedy’ in the first 2 seasons of hit ABC series BIG SKY. Her casting as one of the leads broke new ground as she became the first non-binary actor to ever play a series regular on network TV. She acted a consultant for season 2. She starred as ‘Adrian’ in MadRiver Pictures sci-fi series FOREVER ALONE. In 2018, she was honored in Out Magazine's OUT100 for her role as TV Land's first non-binary character on YOUNGER
  • Best known for starring in Asher Jelinsky's award-winning short film MILLER & SON. She was honored in Out Magazine's OUT100 in 2018 for her role in the Ben Stiller-produced Netflix film ALEX STRANGELOVE. She also appeared in Showtime feature film FLUIDITY
  • In 2019, she starred in the world premiere of Martin Moran's play THEO at Two River Theater
  • Currently resides in New York. Originally from Long Island, she attended Pace University where she received a bachelor's in fine arts in acting. She is also a drag artist under the pseudonym ‘Peroxide’ of the Haus of Femanon, who is larger than life and makes all her own costumes and does her own makeup
  • She currently stars in the highly anticipated Peacock reboot of QUEER AS FOLK, and guest stars on June 16th in season 1 of STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS as a nonbinary character. She will executive produce upcoming docuseries T-TOWN highlighting trans entrepreneurs. She was recently a part of Disney+'s first ever Pride Celebration Special, and was awarded the Equality Award by the HRC - Human Rights Campaign
  • Well known for role as fan-favorite ‘Jerrie Kennedy’ in the first 2 seasons of hit ABC series BIG SKY. Her casting as one of the leads broke new ground as she became the first non-binary actor to ever play a series regular on network TV. She acted a consultant for season 2. She starred as ‘Adrian’ in MadRiver Pictures sci-fi series FOREVER ALONE. In 2018, she was honored in Out Magazine's OUT100 for her role as TV Land's first non-binary character on YOUNGER
  • Best known for starring in Asher Jelinsky's award-winning short film MILLER & SON. She was honored in Out Magazine's OUT100 in 2018 for her role in the Ben Stiller-produced Netflix film ALEX STRANGELOVE. She also appeared in Showtime feature film FLUIDITY
  • In 2019, she starred in the world premiere of Martin Moran's play THEO at Two River Theater
  • Currently resides in New York. Originally from Long Island, she attended Pace University where she received a bachelor's in fine arts in acting. She is also a drag artist under the pseudonym ‘Peroxide’ of the Haus of Femanon, who is larger than life and makes all her own costumes and does her own makeup
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Jesse James Keitel is quickly emerging as one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors. Keitel can currently be seen as “Ruthie” a trans, former party-girl in Peacock’s hit reimagining of QUEER AS FOLK. She made history as ABC's first openly transgender series regular as “Jerrie Kennedy” in David E. Kelley's hit series BIG SKY where she captured viewer’s hearts. Keitel also just premiered as “Dr. Aspen” aka “Angel” making history yet again as the first openly trans woman on STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS for Paramount+.   As an advocate Keitel was also recently a part of DISNEY+'s First Ever Pride Celebration Special and she was awarded the Equality Award by the HRC - Human Rights Campaign. Keitel has been pivotal in moving the needle for the LGBTQ+ community's timely representation in Hollywood.    Originally from eastern Long Island, NY, Keitel attended Pace University in New York City where she received a BFA in Acting. Keitel is also a drag artist under the pseudonym “Peroxide” of the Haus of Femanon.   Vogue named Jesse James Keitel on of the “Rising Stars Poised to Dominate in 2022” and she is doing just that!

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