Actor, Founder of TransTech Social Enterprises

Angelica Ross
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Angelica Ross At A Glance:

From the board room, to film sets, to the White House, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for trans and racial equality. Is the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a company that empowers trans and gender nonconforming people through on-the-job training in leadership and workplace skills. Angelica has toured nationally, speaking her powerful mission into action with business leaders, educators, and the President of the United States.

From the board room, to film and TV sets to Capitol Hill to the music studio, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength, in the movement for human rights advocacy focused on Transgender and racial equality. A fan favorite on FX’s award-winning hit POSE plus both the ninth season of Ryan Murphy’s FX hit American Horror Story: 1984 and the double feature tenth season as The Chemist in part 1 and Theta in part 2. She has also announced her forthcoming untitled book as well as her coming debut music video and single, ONLY YOU. Fans are also anticipating a visual for FIERCE – her club anthem with songstress, Mila Jam, and legendary Ultra Naté. Angelica is blazing a trail, kicking open doors, and building her own table with ample open seats.

Angelica’s acting breakthrough came in the form of Ryan Murphy’s Award Winning FX hit series, Pose — which follows NYC’s Black and Latino LGBTQ+ and gender-nonconforming ballroom culture scene in the 80’s and early 90’s. The show features the largest transgender cast ever for a scripted series, making TV history! Vanity Fair raved that, “Angelica Ross steals many of her scenes as ‘Candy’,” the brashest member of the ‘House of Abundance.’

Since studying acting at Florida Atlantic University, Angelica has appeared across numerous mediums, including film, television, and theater. One project, the Emmy-nominated (Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama) web series Her Story, received special recognition at the GLAAD Media Awards. The segment Angelica appeared in on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah was honored with a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode. She’s also appeared in Transparent (Amazon), Claws (TNT), Doubt (CBS), and Danger & Eggs (Amazon). Angelica starred as ‘Georgia’ in the award-winning documentary Framing Agnes, taking home the 2022 Sundance Festival’s coveted Next Innovator and Audience Awards.

Miss Ross also works behind the camera! She has executive produced and appeared in the Daytime Emmy-nomiated web series King Ester ( 2019), and in the short film, Missed Connections (2017), which went on to be an official selection at the Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival, the La Femme International Film Festival, and the Baltimore International Black Film Festival.

Angelica Ross is the President of Miss Ross, Inc. and founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, an award-winning program that helps people lift themselves out of poverty through technical training, digital work creating a social impact, resource-sharing and bringing economic empowerment to marginalized communities with a focus on Black queer and trans.


    We are worthy of respect, love, and anything else our hearts desire when we understand that worth does not lie outside ourselves. All people have worth—it is only a matter of helping each person find it for themselves. Learn to discover and demand what you are worth from a trans woman of color who has done the same.
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