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Jamie Clayton
Real Name: Jamie Clayton
Born/Date of Birth: January 15, 1978
Birth place: San Diego, California, U.S.

Height: 1.78 m
Parents: Howard Clayton, Shelley Clayton
Nationality: American
Occupation: Actress, Model
Years active: 2010–present
Known for: Sense8

Official Website: Jamie Clayton Site
Jamie Clayton (born January 15, 1978) is an American actress and model. She is best known for starring as Naomi Marks in the Netflix original series Sense8.

Early life
Clayton was born and raised in San Diego, California. Her father, Howard Clayton, was a criminal defense attorney, and her mother, Shelley, is an event planner. Clayton moved to New York City to pursue a career as a makeup artist when she was 19.

Career
In 2010, Clayton was the makeup artist and co-host on VH1's first makeover show TRANSform Me. The following year, she played the recurring role of Kyla in the third season of the HBO series Hung. In 2012, Clayton played the lead role of Michelle Darnell on the Emmy Award winning interactive web series Dirty Work and the role of Carla Favers on the TV series Are We There Yet? She also narrated the audiobook for the young adult novel George about a young trans girl.

Clayton starred as one of the eight main characters in the Netflix original television series Sense8 that premiered on June 5, 2015. In Sense8 she played Nomi Marks, a San Francisco transgender female political blogger and hacker. Clayton said that she was primarily interested in Sense8 because of the opportunity to play a transgender character that was written and directed by a transgender filmmaker, but that she was also a fan of science fiction and J. Michael Straczynski in particular.

Clayton appeared in the 2016 film The Neon Demon, and the 2017 thriller film The Snowman.

In 2019, Clayton starred as Sasha Booker in the third season of the Netflix's Designated Survivor.

Personal life
Clayton is transgender. In 2011, she was honored by Out magazine as part of their annual "Out 100" awards.

Filmography

Film, television and video games roles
Year Title Notes
2010 TRANSform Me Reality TV series
2011 Hung 2 episodes (season 3)
2012 Dirty Work Lead role
Are We There Yet? Episode: "The Wrong Way Episode"
2013 Hustling Episode: "Sugar"
2015–2018 Sense8 Main role
2016 The Neon Demon Film
Motive Episode: "The Dead Name"
Bojack Horseman Episode: "Best Thing That Ever Happenned"
Same Same Episode: "Scissr"
2017 Mass Effect: Andromeda Video game
The Snowman Film
The Chain Film
2018 Same Same Web series
2019 Designated Survivor Recurring role (Season 3)
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Categories: 1978 births,American television actresses,Female models from California,American film actresses,LGBT entertainers from the United States,LGBT people from California,Transgender and transsexual actresses,Actresses from San Diego,Transgender and transsexual female models

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