Shakina Nayfack

Shakina Nayfack

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Shakina Nayfack is an American actress and transgender activist. Shakina Nayfack is best known for her portrayal as Lola, a “trans-truther,” in the famous Hulu television show “Difficult People”. Moreover, with her role as Ellis in NBC’s comedy “Connecting” since October 8, 2020, she has been the network’s first openly transgender woman to feature in a prime-time sitcom.

Early life and Childhood

Shakina Nayfack was born in Ventura County, California, on December 8, 1980. As of now, her age is 40 years old. Similarly, she holds American nationality and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She was born and reared in Ventura County, has had a lifelong interest in journalism and theater, for which she has obtained a Ph.D. She originally studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Caption: Shakina Nayfack with her mom (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, there she earned a B.A. in Community Studies with a minor in Theater Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Theater Arts. She went on to get an MFA in Experimental Choreography. She had eventually studied Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies at the University of California, Riverside.

Professional Life

Shakina Nayfack’s professional career began in 2013 with her first appearance on the comedic television program “The Detour”. She later starred in the 2014 film “Death Drive”. Similarly, she went on to become a founding member and artistic director of the Musical Theatre Factory in New York. She also performed a one-woman performance called “Manifest Pussy,” which was well received by the Manhattan theatrical community. In 2015, she was honored with the Lilly Award. The award was granted to her for her advocacy for women in theatre and gender equity in theatrical shows.

In 2019, she portrayed Ava in the last season of Amazon’s comedy-drama “Transparent”. She also played Hana in the English version of “Tokyo Godfathers” (2003). Since 2016, she has received early notice for her series regular role as Lola, a “trans-truther,” in the second and third seasons of the Hulu television show “Difficult People”. On October 8, 2020, she began her role as Ellis on NBC’s sitcom “Connecting”.

Caption: Shakina Nayfack at a campaign (Source: Instagram)

Net Worth

Shakina Nayfack’s professional career as an actress and transgender activist has earned her a nice living. She began her career in 2013 and has managed to distinguish out from the crowd to become the first trans person to feature on an American network sitcom. Her net worth is approximately $1.5 million as a result of her earnings.

Personal Life

Shakina Nayfack is presently single. She is a proud trans lady who has long been a transgender activist. In 2013, Nayfack used a “Kickstart Her” campaign to crowdfund her sex transition surgery.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Shakina Nayfack is a stunning woman in her thirties. She has a healthy, average physical shape. Moreover, she is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs roughly 65 kg. She has light skin, blonde hair, and brown eyes.

Similarly, she is active on social media including Twitter and Instagram. She has gained more than 9.3k followers on Instagram under the username @shakeenz. She has gained more than 8.2k followers on Twitter under the username @Shakeenz.

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