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Hung Costar Jamie Clayton Kisses and Tells

  • Written by  Janet Mock
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Transgender Jamie Clayton Transform Me star lands TV role.

Thomas Jane's character Ray has serviced a number of ladies on HBO's racy series Hung, but his latest client, the beautiful Kyla, has a secret past. 

Actress Jamie Clayton, who plays the strawberry blonde with the raspy voice and enviable set of gams, shares more than striking features with her character: They're both women who happen to be transgender. 

"Obviously this storyline is different for Hung," Clayton tells PEOPLE of her surprising character. Kyla is a receptionist at a suicide prevention call center who first requests Ray's services on the episode airing Sunday (10 p.m. ET). "The writers really just trumped all of the things that I knew were going to bother people [about Kyla]." 

Clayton, 33, is a former makeup artist, who previously starred on the Vh1 makeover show Transform Me in 2010. She first made a splash in 2008 when the New York Observer proclaimed the San Diego native the "Second Most Beautiful Girl in New York" in what she calls a "kitschy" profile. 

"I'll never forget the day the article came out. My whole life just completely changed," she reflects of making the decision to be "visible to the public" as a transgender woman and in effect say, "I'm here, I'm this girl. I'm totally like everybody else."

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Last modified onWednesday, 23 October 2013 17:06
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