'Modern Family' to feature transgender child actor

September 27, 2016 2:49 PM

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Two weeks ago, while accepting his second consecutive Emmy for Transparent, that show's star Jeffrey Tambor pleaded with Hollywood to give transgender talent a chance.

But as it turns out, ABC's Modern Family was working on that. Wednesday's episode will feature transgender actor Jackson Millarker. The 8-year-old Atlanta native will play Tom, a friend of Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) who comes over for a playdate.

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