‘Modern Family’ adds first openly transgender child actor on TV to episode

Photo via Ryan Case/Instagram

Photo via Ryan Case/Instagram

Eight-year-old Jackson Millarker will play Lily’s friend Tom in an episode of “Modern Family.” While guest characters are a regular occurrence, Millarker is the first openly transgender child to be on television, People Magazine reported.

The episode Millarker appears on is directed by Ryan Case, who shared a photo of herself and the young actor on Instagram.

“One of the many reasons I love being part of this show,” Case wrote in her caption.

According to NewNowNext, Millarker’s character and Lily will have a playdate, where misunderstandings ensue.

h/t People Magazine


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