Janet Mock

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Janet Mock

Janet Mock

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Janet Mock

Date of Birth

Birthday: March 10
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii

Janet Mock is an American writer, television host, director, producer and transgender rights activist.

The television series Pose premiered on June 3, 2018, on FX. Mock is a writer, director, and producer on the show, and is the first transgender woman of color in history to be hired as a writer for a television series.

Janet Mock is an American writer, television host, director, producer and transgender rights activist.

The television series Pose premiered on June 3, 2018, on FX. Mock is a writer, director, and producer on the show, and is the first transgender woman of color in history to be hired as a writer for a television series.

Pose follows the lives of five transgender women in the New York ballroom scene in 1987. The series has been congratulated for casting actual transgender women in transgender roles, and for accurately depicting a unique subculture. In 2018 Mock directed an episode of Pose titled "Love Is the Message," making her the first transgender woman of color to write and direct any television episode.

In 2019, Mock signed a three-year deal with Netflix giving them exclusive rights to her TV series and a first-look option on feature film projects; this made her the first openly transgender woman of color to secure a deal with a major content company.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination
Outstanding Drama Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Janet Mock, Producer
  • Pose
  • FX Networks
  • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
Janet Mock on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Janet Mock on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Janet Mock on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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