MODERN FAMILY Set To Feature Young Transgender Actor

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Modern Family‘s next episode will feature young transgender actor Jackson Millarker.

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Millarker will appear in episode “A Stereotypical Day” — parents Cameron “Cam” (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) permit their daughter Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) to have her transgender friend Tom over for a play-date. Both parents are filled with pride that they have done well in raising an accepting and open-minded child. But that pride quickly diminishes when Lily insults her friend, which they use as a teachable moment.

Ryan Case who directs the episode said in a tweet:

“This is Jackson Millarker. He’s 8 years old, from Atlanta, and just happens to be transgender. He plays Lily’s friend Tom in this week’s Modern Family and he’s wonderful. One of the many reasons I love being a part of this show.”

Modern Family episode “A Stereotypical Day will air on Wednesday at 9/8c on ABC.

SOURCE: Variety.com