Tommy Dorfman has arrived as a transgender.
The “13 Reasons Why” star, best known for playing Ryan Shaver on the show, sees her announcement as “living as a woman” last year as her true “reintroduction.”
Tommy told Time magazine:
“I haven’t been anywhere, so it’s interesting to think about coming out.
“I see today as a reintroduction to me as a medically transitional woman. Coming out is always seen as this epic exposure, but I never went out.
“Today is about clarity. I’m a transgender woman. My pronoun is her / her. My name is Tommy.”
The 29-year-old star chose not to change her name because she was “very connected” to her Monica.
She said, “I’m named after my mother’s brother, who died a month after birth. I strongly feel the connection between that name and the uncle who hugged me when I was dying.
“This is Tommy’s evolution. I’m becoming more Tommy … I’m actually myself.”
The “Love in the Age of Corona” star confirmed that his marriage to Peter Zurkuhlen was over. She is currently looking for another “romantic partnership.”
She states: “Personally, it’s wild to be 29 and puberty again. One day, I feel like I’m 14 years old.
“As a result of that shift, the type of romantic partnership I seek is different. I had a nine-year relationship with a gay man who was considered a more masculine person.
“I love him very much, but as a transgender woman, I learned that my interests are not always reflected in gay men, so we as friends. We had an incredible conversation to redefine our relationship. The transition was released and clarified. “
Tommy has already booked a job as her true self and admits that her “first role as a girl” was “very exciting and legitimate.”
“I’m thinking of ways to inject a transgender body into movies and television,” she added.