This transgender trailblazer was awarded the Roger Baldwin Award at the age of 14 year's old, and since gone on to win 11 other awards, including Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year. And, she had super powers too!
Nicole Maines is an American actress, who is also a trans-rights activist both in real life and her on-screen character. Born in 1997, she was the anonymous "Doe" in the the Doe v,. Regional School Unit 26 case.
But it was in 2018 that she landed her biggest acting break, cast as the transgender cub reporter Nia Nahl, who emerges as the super hero Dreamer in the TV series Supergirl (and also appears as Dreamer in an episode in the 2020 season of Legends of Tomorrow).
To their credit, the producers have allowed the Nia/ Dreamer character to address transgender issues in the show, and they've done so quite well.
|Dreamer (TVseries Supergirl) |
|2011||Roger Baldwin||American Civil Liberties Union of Maine|||
|2014||Community Organizing||Hardy Girls Healthy Women|||
|Samantha Smith||Maine Women’s Fund|||
|Woman of the Year||Glamour Magazine|||
|2015||Spirit of Matthew Award||Matthew Shepard Foundation|||
|Young Women’s Social Justice Award||Maryann Hartman Awards|||
|2016||Outstanding Individual Episode for a series without a regular LGBT character||27th GLAAD Media Awards|||
|2018||Visibility Award||Human Rights Campaign of Chicago|||
|2019||Andy Cray Award for Health & Youth Advocacy||Trans Equality Now|||
|Grand Jury Prize for Best Performance||Outfest|||
|Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actor Playing an LGBTQ+ Character in a Sci-Fi Series||Autostraddle's Second Annual Gay Emmys|||
|2020||Upstander Award||Human Rights Campaign|||
Watch Nicole interviewed about her transition on Ellen