Trans actor Scott T. Schofield joins the cast of 'The Bold And The Beautiful'

Thu. April 30, 2015 8:31 AM by

Scott Turner Schofield has joined the cast of the long-running CBS daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful.

Schofield will make television history as the first transgender actor to play a major, recurring role on a daytime drama when his character Nick makes his debut on May 8.

"Amazing how you can go from unknown to 'famous' in a day," Schofield wrote on Facebook. "I am grateful to be able to help uplift and honor transgender people in this moment. I had such help from my communities, becoming me."

"This moment is about every teacher and artist who encouraged me to act despite biased casting; each transperson and ally who attended my shows; and everyone in power who acts [on] their beliefs in order to do something differently," he added.

Schofield has toured internationally with his one-person shows: Underground TRANSit, Debutante Balls and Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps.

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