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