Trace Lysette is an American actress. She plays Shea on the Amazon video web television series Transparent.
After slipping off her Prada combat boots, Trace Lysette settled into Catt's cozy leather chairs and spoke candidly about her life, her career and her future. While you may know her from Transparent or her recent role alongside J.Lo and Constance Wu in Hustlers, Trace shares a glimpse of what her life has been like off-screen.From being bullied as a teen in Ohio when she started to show signs of femininity, to becoming an openly transgender woman in Hollywood, Trace talks about feeling the need to constantly look over her shoulder. She also shares how she's coping with a painful breakup, why a showgirl in Dayton, OH changed her life, and how she's tired of being a "lone soldier."Also in this episode, Catt and Trace talk about equal pay, and Catt pledges to advocate for trans women in her future discussions on the issue.***If you want to support the show, and keep this conversation going outside of our weekly episodes, you can find us on Patreon. Head to and sign up to contribute any amount of money to the show — $1, $5, it’s your choice — to get instant access to all sorts of goodies, like ad-free episodes or behind-the-scenes looks at the show. You’ll also get to join this super cool, constantly growing community of women who are looking to connect in a very real way - just like you!See for privacy information.
This week, “Hustlers” actress Trace Lysette joins us on the show! She reflects on “giving birth to herself” in New York (8:30), developing “Tribe“ with Devere Rogers (10:30), manifesting an abundance of opportunity for transgender artists (11:40), fighting passivity in storytelling (14:00), facing the duality of success and heartbreak (17:00), navigating dating in Los Angeles (21:00), recognizing and educating against toxic masculinity (27:00), speaking out during the #MeToo movement (35:00), finding an anchor in her mother and friends (37:00), questioning her right to pay parity (39:40), and finally, embracing a prospective future of leading roles (47:00).  See for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we have TV and film star Trace Lysette! After a festive recap of the final days of #HotGirlSummer and horrible experience trying to obtain a Popeyes Chicken Sandwich, we dive into people overstaying their welcome in your life. Next, we talk making exceptions for our dating "no"s and how it all came out. Make sure to catch Trace on David Makes Man on OWN, Transparent on Amazon, and Hustlers in a theater near you on September 13th! --- Support this podcast:
Trailblazing actress and producer Trace Lysette, from the Golden Globe award-winning series 'Transparent,' joins Lisa, Sandra and Kristen during NYC Pride, to talk about the 'Transparent Musicale Finale,' starring alongside Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B in the upcoming movie 'Hustlers,' and leveling the playing field for trans actors in Hollywood. Also, Sandra takes the #my5movies challenge, and Lisa reveals what classic film from the '90s, she just can't get enough of. For more memorable moments in film, be sure to visit and check out CNN's new TV series "The Movies," airing Sunday nights at 9 PM Eastern and Pacific on CNN and via Knit
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Oct 2nd, 1987
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5 hours, 11 minutes
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