Her role is considered a breakthrough for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community.
Born Brendan Mc Daniel, Candis was a long-time fixture in the New York drag scene, but it wasn’t until “he” became a “she” that she was finally comfortable in her own skin. “Until I was happy with, you know, what had happened with me you can’t form a character without being completely comfortable with who you are as a person.”Billy, whose career has mostly been in film, was drawn to “Dirty Sexy Money” for the tremendous cast, including Candis.
Sunday night's episode dealt with the world of intimidation and confusion that surrounds dating in the 21st century, which is even more perplexing for transgender people navigating an already perplexing arena.
I wouldn’t blame Caitlyn one bit if she fell for her.”If you’re not already familiar with Cayne, she is one serious badass.
In 2007, she became the first transsexual actor to play a transsexual character on primetime television.
Candis stars as “Carmelita” in ABC’s new Wednesday night drama, “Dirty Sexy Money,” a transgender character who’s having an affair with Patrick Darling (Billy Baldwin) the oldest son of the Darling clan, who also happens to be a New York Attorney General who’s running for the U. “You know, when I started my transition 10 years ago I kind of came to realization that I probably wouldn’t work anymore, which was really heartbreaking for me because it’s my passion and I love it, but there were much more things, there were things that were important to me that I needed to finish and fulfill in my life,” Candis told us.
had a chance to ride in a limo with Billy and Candis to The Advocate magazine’s 40th anniversary party, and catch a glimpse into their on-screen, and off-screen, relationship with each other.