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Angelica Ross        

Founder of TransTech Social Enterprises & Actress in the FX Drama "Pose"

From the board room to film and TV sets to Capitol Hill, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength, in the movement for Transgender and racial equality. A series regular on the ninth season of Ryan Murphy’s FX hit "American Horror Story: 1984" and confirmed to return for the currently untitled season ten, Ross is blazing a trail, kicking open doors, and building her own table with ample open seats.

In 2020, Ross became a face of Nicolas Ghesquière’s pre-Fall campaign for Louis Vuitton — a campy homage to vintage sci-fi book covers.

Ross’ acting breakthrough came in the form of Ryan Murphy’s Award-Winning FX hit, "Pose" — which follows NYC’s Black and Latino LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming ballroom culture scene in the 80’s and early 90’s. Making TV history, the show features the largest transgender cast ever for a scripted series.

Since studying acting at Florida Atlantic University, Ross has appeared across numerous mediums, including film, television, and theatre. One project, the Emmy nominated (Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama) web series Her Story, received special recognition at the GLAAD Media Awards. A segment Ross appeared in on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah was honored with a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode. She’s also appeared in "Transparent" (Amazon), "Claws" (TNT), "Doubt" (CBS), and "Danger & Eggs" (Amazon).

Ross also works behind the camera. She executive produced and appeared in the Daytime Emmy-nominated web series "King Ester" (2019), and in the short film "Missed Connections" (2017), which went on to be an official selection at the Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival, the La Femme International Film Festival, and the Baltimore International Black Film Festival.

Ross is the President of Miss Ross, Inc. and founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a program that helps people lift themselves out of poverty through technical training, digital work creating a social impact, and bringing economic empowerment to marginalized communities.

Speech Topics

Love & Courage

The two most important elements Miss Ross finds fundamental to surviving any life altering transition is love & courage. Told through her story of physical and spiritual transition and it’s effect on her relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and ultimately our environment we call “reality”.

Removing Stigma from Social Services

It can be hard to ask for help, as a social service agency your policies and procedures should not make it harder for people to access your services. Learn concrete strategies to remove barriers and stigma from your programming, while still maintaining grant scopes and organizational standards.

The Boss and the Buddha

Buddhism and business work well together to create socially conscious business models, highly productive team members and working environments, and in turn highly valuable products and services. Learn about some key Buddhist Business Philosophies that will change the way your organization works.


Angelica Ross from 2018 GLAAD Media Awards in NYC: Red ...
The actress attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Hilton Midtown on May 5, 2018 in New York City.
'Pose' on FX star Angelica Ross on why so many trans portrayals fail ...
In an interview with THINK, Angelica Ross, star of “Pose” on FX, pinpoints where so many Hollywood portrayals of trans characters fail, and what we can do ...
Activists Janet Mock and Angelica Ross visit campus
Pioneering trans-activists Janet Mock and Angelica Ross spoke to a packed Herrick Hall as the two discussed issues that impact the LGBTQIA community both here at Denison University and in the wider world.

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