When Jamie Clayton moved to New York, she had the intention of becoming a top-notch makeup artist but ended up on TV, co-hosting the debut VH1’s makeover show TRANSform Me. She later transformed into a full-fledged actress, taking up roles in films and series, however, the part she treasured the most is when she got the chance to portray a transgender female named Nomi Marks in the Netflix original television series Sense8. The show premiered on June 5, 2015, to rave reviews.
Before her Sense8 fame, she played the lead role of Michelle Darnell on the Emmy Award-winning interactive web series Dirty Work followed by her appearance in the TV series Are We There Yet?, portraying the role of Carla Favers. Aside from acting, Clayton is also a model and was honored by Out magazine as part of their annual “Out 100” awards in 2011.
As an individual, Clayton is yet to receive one of the prestigious awards but her works in the entertainment industry speak for her. Her exploits in her career have earned her an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Background Information On Jamie Clayton
The actress was born on January 15, 1978, in San Diego, California where she grew up under the care of her parents – Howard Clayton (father), who worked as a criminal defence attorney, and her mother, Shelley who banks as an event planner. At the age of 19, Jamie Clay felt the need to relocate to New York City in search of greener pastures. While her initial plan was to grow her career as a makeup artist, she ended up on the TV screen.
Is Jamie Clayton A Transgender?
Just in case you haven’t figured it out yet, Jamie Clayton is a transgender woman and she is so proud of who she is. When the opportunity to star as a transgender character which was solely written and directed by a transgender filmmaker came knocking, she felt fulfilled. She utilized the opportunity to show the world that she is not just another transgender in the community.
Aside from being a member of the LGBTQ community, Jamie Clayton is very supportive of the members. She uses her active participation on social platforms to openly support transgenders.
Husband, Relationship With Keanu Reeves
As for who she is married to, the actress is yet to start a relationship with anyone and isn’t married either. She also doesn’t allow the fact that she is a transgender woman to affect her personal life or take a toll on her career. While we are yet to figure out who Clayton is dating at the moment, she doesn’t like to hide her sexuality and the fact that her love interest lies only in men. Besides, it is apparent she gets a lot of attention from the opposite sex.
In 2015, the rumour mill buzzed about the actress and Matrix star Keanu Reeves getting smitten with each other. Though the two remained tight-lipped about the matter, not denying or confirming it, gossip news sites updates revealed that they are indeed an item. In August 2015, an edition of Star Magazine purported that Keanu Reeves and Jamie Clayton met on the set of The Neon Demon. After getting to know each other for the first time, both allegedly couldn’t get enough of their company.
According to a source who supposedly saw the couple, they went on a date in July 2015 at the Chateau Marmont where they had a good time together. While leaving the restaurant, they looked like the world revolves around them and it appears Keanu doesn’t care that Clayton is a transgender.
Though they are yet to confirm the speculations making the rounds about them, fans of the stars are not hiding their joy, seeing that both of them might end up together.
Her Height and Other Body Measurements
Jamie Clayton has a beautiful body ensemble with a height of 5 ft 10 inches. Though her weight is not made public, photos indicate that she has a slim bodybuild that perfects her impressive height. To further highlight her beauty, the actress sports a pair of attractive blue eyes and long blonde hair. More information regarding her other body measurements are not available.