Michaela Jaé Rodriguez Titled As The First Trans Woman To Win A Golden Globe!

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez won the Golden Globe for her performance in ‘Pose’.

Written by Merlin Mathew

On Jan 11, 2023 – 3 minutes read

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez Titled As The First Trans Woman To Win A Golden Globe!

Marked a legendary and historical achievement for the LGBTQAI community when Michaela Jaé Rodriguez(1) won the Golden Globe.

MJ arrived in a ravishing blue Balmain dress paired with beautiful golden pumps as statement shoes for her outfit. She accessorized herself with a necklace cuff, ring earrings, and elegant rings. She dolled herself with dramatic eyes and a few curls to frame her face.

Michaela Won The Best Television Actress

It was her first Golden Globes(2), and fingers crossed for the ones yet to come.

She was awarded for her stellar performance in the ‘Pose’. She acted in the role of a maternal figure, who is a sassy house mother, Blanca. In the series, she became a mother to a talented dancer and a sex worker with a yuppie client. The mother of the House supports the LGBTQ community who are rejected by society and their own family. Rest, get on to Netflix, and experience her performance.

The Pose is an American television series drama portraying NewYork’s ballroom culture, an LGBTQ culture in the African-American and Latino communities. Directed by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steve Canals.

Other casts include Billy Porter, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, and Hailie Sahar. Billy Porter was also got nominated for his performance in Pose for an Emmy.

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez Titled As The First Trans Woman To Win A Golden Globe!

“It’s hard to be an LGBTQ kid in America in fact, all over the world. My mission was to take the invisible, unloved, and make them the heroes I longed to see but never did in pop culture.” – Ryan Murphy conveyed his struggle and vision during his acceptance speech.

He is often described as the most powerful man in modern television.

The series had a mega cast of transgenders, ever in any series.

Rodriguez was also nominated for the same performance for an Emmy as well.

“This is the door that is going to Open the door for many more young talented individuals,” she posted via Instagram.

They will see that it is more than possible. They will see that a young Black Latina girl from Newark New Jersey had a dream, to change the minds of others would WITH LOVE. LOVE WINS.” – Michaela continued in her post.

The striking line would be “To my young LGBTQAI babies WE ARE HERE the door is now open now reach the stars!!!!!”

Michaela’s Career Growth And Life

32-year-old Michaela is an American-born singer and actress. Since she was passionate about acting from early childhood, her mother enrolled her in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. She continued her journey there and became an eight-year veteran of the program.

She struggled her few childhood years in denial. Michaela came out to her parents as ‘bisexual/gay’ at the age of 14. Her father supported her artistic improvements and taught her to vogue (a stylized modern dance form).

Michaela graduated from Berklee College of Music. In college, she was the scholarship recipient of the Star-Ledger Scholarship. Being an ardent fan of comic books, she took the stage name MJ Rodriguez after the Marvel Comics character Mary Jane.

She debuted as Angel in a theatre production of Rent, for which she won the 2011 Clive Barnes Award for her performance. Other notable TV appearances are in Nurse Jackie, The Carrie Diaries, and Dear Pauline. She also starred in the Marvel Netflix show Luke Cage.

Her transition and reemergence were in the year 2016 when she made the decision to go for hormone replacement therapy. Rodriguez’s identified her new self to be fully supportive of her new gender identity.

Rodriguez released her debut single “Something to Say” under the record label Access Records in 2021, and thus qualified as a singer as well.

Broadway productions including Runaways and Street Children also had Rodriguez’s touch.

  1. Instagram. (n.d). Michaela Jaé Rodriguez. (Online) Available at
  2. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. (n.d) Michaela Jaé Rodriguez. (Online) Available at

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