Transgender Performers To Watch In 2015

Caitlyn Jenner's hotly anticipated docu-series I Am Cait premieres on E! July 26. Laverne Cox remains a fan favorite on Orange Is the New Black. Transparent is raking in awards left and right, and has been renewed for a third season before we've even caught glimpse of the second. The transgender community is enjoying some long overdue attention in the media. And despite some controversy over the casting of cisgender actors for trans roles, a number of transgender performers — both men and women, newcomers and veterans — are poised to break out.

The new indie Tangerine (now in limited release) stars two trans actresses, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor, as prostitutes searching for a pimp who's done one of them wrong. A hit at Sundance, the movie is just one in a number of current projects featuring transgender actors.

It's an exciting time. Click ahead to see who to watch out for in 2015.