A few years back when Hollywood actor Asia Kate Dillon began removing the feminine pronouns from his online press material and replacing his name wherever “she,” “her,” and “hers” appeared, little did he know he was setting himself up for something big. Fast forward to a couple of years later, the producers of the TV series Billions began scouting a person to interpret the character of Taylor Mason (an exceptionally brilliant intern at Axe Capital who identify as gender non-binary), Asia Kate Dillon stepped in, took on the role and interpreted it perfectly well.
Thus, Dillion is not just known for his exceptional performances in the series Billions and as Brandy Epps, in the web series, Orange Is the New Black but also for becoming the first non-binary main character on North American TV and championing the Non-binary gender identity – which is relatively new under the LGBTQ umbrella. Dillon’s role as Taylor Mason also earned the star the Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Below are all the facts you need to know about the exceptionally intelligent Hollywood star.
Bio – Who is Asia Kate Dillon?
The non-binary actor was born in Ithaca, New York on the 15th of November 1984 as a female at birth but began removing gendered pronouns from her biography in 2015. Now identify’s as non-binary and uses the singular they pronouns, so don’t get confused when we use pronouns (“them, they, their” etc) for Dillion in this write up as against the conventional personal pronouns (“he, his, himself” etc) as we are all used to.
It should be noted, however, that not all non-binary persons choose gender-neutral pronouns, this is just Dillion’s preference. Asia Kate Dillon is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. At the age of sixteen, they enrolled for the Meisner training program at The Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca and were the youngest to ever be admitted in the class. Find out more about her with her career progression, net worth, and sexuality.
Here Are Facts You Need To Know About The Hollywood Star
Dillon began their acting career in 2007 by taking on the titular role of Rachel Corrie in the play My Name is Rachel Corrie which was based on the emails and diaries of activist Rachel Corrie. For the role, Asia Kate Dillon had to commit to heart 30 monologues and play over 7 alternate characters over the course of the one person show.
After an amazing performance with the play, Dillon took part in a couple of other plays whose writers are Academy and Tony Award-nominated and winning playwrights. This was followed by the role of Lucifer in The Mysteries, and also an appearance in The Tempest staged at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.
In 2016 they began playing Brandy Epps (white supremacist) in the comedy-drama web TV series Orange is the New Black, making them one of the first non-binary cast in a major TV series. Asia Kate Dillon in the following year took up the role of Taylor Mason – another non-binary character in the second season of Showtime’s Wall Street drama Billions, becoming the first non-binary character to star on a mainstream in North American TV.
In April of the same year, Showtime confirmed that Taylor would become a regular character in the next season and while submitting their name for an Emmy Awards for playing Mason, Asia Kate Dillon was allowed to submit under any gender category and they chose actor stating that it is a gender neutral word and received submission for supporting actor.
To clarify the matter and give all non-binary individuals a place, MTV Movie & TV Awards combined their gender-segregated categories and Dillon was presented the award for the for Best Actor in May 2017 at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. In November 2018, it was announced that the Hollywood star would be staring in an upcoming comedy-drama film The Outside Story.
The actor’s net worth is currently estimated at $4 million; which are earnings from their acting career and other investments. Asia Kate Dillon is the founder and producing director of MIRROR/FIRE Productions. The company is responsible for staging a performance piece called US which explored the issue of racism and supported the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S.
Sexual Orientation/Personal Life
Asia Kate Dillon identifies as pansexual, stating they have been attracted to multiple genders. In an interview on The Ellen Show in 2017, Dillon revealed to be romantically involved with a partner who self-identified himself as male.