Nashville casts transgender actress Jen Richards in season 5

September 13, 2016 6:00 PM

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Jen Richards is headed to Nashville. The Emmy-nominated actress, who is transgender, has joined the cast of CMT’s debut season of the musical drama in a recurring role, EW has learned exclusively.

Richards (Her Story) will play a “tough but understanding physical therapist who helps a series regular through one of their most difficult challenges.”

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